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Minnesota Veterinary Neurology Minnesota Veterinary Neurology

Address: 15186 W Freeway Dr, Columbus, MN 55025


Doors Opening 2025 - Limited Services Starting in September

We are looking forward to opening our doors in early 2025! In the meantime, we are still available to care for our patients in collaboration with local veterinary practices, starting in September 2024. Please contact us to learn more.

Where Passion Drives Our Practice

At Minnesota Veterinary Neurology, we are redefining what excellence means for the neurologic pet patient. From our dedicated, intelligent, and passionate staff to a hospital custom-built to the specific needs of our neurologic patients, we are committed to the very best care of your pet. There are no exceptions.

We know that seeking specialized care for your pet can be overwhelming. At MVN, we are committed to not only excellence for your pet, but excellence for your family. MVN strives to develop a trusted partnership with your family so that you can trust MVN with your four-legged family member.

A Dachshund in a field

Neurology: It’s what we know, it’s what we love, it’s what we do.

Common Neurologic Conditions That We Treat:

  • Epilepsy (seizure disorders)
  • Inflammation of the nervous system (meningitis)
  • Congenital disorders of the nervous system (for example, hydrocephalus, caudal occipital malformation syndrome, atlantoaxial luxation)
  • Intervertebral Disk Disease (IVDD)
  • Strokes
  • Head trauma or spinal trauma
  • Vestibular Disease
  • Fibrocartilaginous Embolism (FCE)
  • Tumors of the brain and spine

Services Available For Your Pet:

  • Neurologic Evaluation
  • MRI
  • Spinal fluid collection and analysis
  • Neurosurgery
  • Muscle and Nerve Biopsy
  • Medical management of chronic neurologic conditions
  • Rehabilitation
  • Pain Management (including acupuncture)
Dr. Missy Carpentier

Meet Dr. Carpentier

Dr. Missy Carpentier grew up in Massachusetts and pursued her dream of becoming a veterinarian at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Following veterinary school, she completed a rotating internship in Connecticut at VCA Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center. As her interest in neurology peaked during the internship, she then completed a one-year post doctoral fellowship in the Comparative Neurology Program at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Carpentier stayed in Missouri to pursue a three-year neurology/neurosurgery residency that was jointly performed at The University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Specialty Services in St. Louis. At the completion of her residency, Dr. Carpentier received the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Resident Research Award for her work on 3D Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Dog Spine in Hansen Type I Intervertebral Disk Disease.

Following completion of her residency, Dr. Carpentier moved back to her forever home of Minnesota to join her husband. She has been serving the Twin Cities and surrounding areas for the past 7 years and she is eager to bring this state-of-the-art hospital to Minnesota.

Dr. Carpentier enjoys all aspects of neurology, from the medical side of managing an epileptic patient to improve and maximize their quality of life, to the surgical side assisting a patient to be able to walk again and live a pain free life. Dr. Carpentier also brings the experience from the pet owners side, having to manage her own dogs with epilepsy, atlantoaxial luxation, and intervertebral disk disease (yes she takes her work home with her even when she tries not to!).

Outside of neurology, Dr. Carpentier enjoys spending her time with her husband, their two children, their Alaskan Husky kennel of competitive sled dogs, their numerous house dogs (Aidni is by far the best), and her two off the track thoroughbred mares.

An MRI Machine


Minnesota Veterinary Neurology is proud to utilize the MAGNETOM Avanto at our facility for MRIs. The Avanto's superior software includes the first TIM (Total Imaging Matrix) coil which improves image quality and allows us to scan multiple sites at the same time. This machine will scan multiple regions simultaneously, resulting in faster patient throughput, which means less time under anesthesia for your pet.

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