U-Vet’s Neurology service provides a comprehensive diagnostic, treatment or surgery for your pet’s neurological condition. We routinely treat a range of
neurological conditions such as slipped discs, epilepsy, inflammatory brain disease and brain tumours to name a few. We use high quality, comprehensive
diagnostics with equipment such as CT MRI scanners to provide an accurate diagnosis for your pet to ensure that they get the right treatment for their
Meet the Team
BVSc, MVM, PhD, DipECVN, MRCVS
Head of Neurology and Senior Lecturer
Dr Long started work at the University of Melbourne’s Veterinary Clinic and Hospital in January 2009 as senior lecturer. As Senior Lecturer he is responsible for teaching undergraduate lectures, teaching undergraduate students on clinical rotation and resident training. He is also responsible for the neurology service which treats patients referred from primary clinicians with neurological conditions. Finally Dr Long is also pursuing his research interests through a number of research projects and through collaborations with other researchers around Melbourne and internationally. He is currently the only certified specialist neurologist and neurosurgeon practicing in Australia.
Before taking up this position, Dr Long was an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, an academic position he held for 3 years following 7 years in Glasgow, Scotland, during which he completed a residency in veterinary neurology before fulfilling a PhD in canine cancer acitivity.
Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Neurology
Brain tumours – diagnosis and treatment
Non-invasive intracranial surgery
DVM, Dip ECVN
Lecturer in Veterinary Neurology
Following the completion of a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2006, Matthias was employed at Alfort’s National School of Veterinary Medicine in France where he completed a veterinary neurology residency as well as two internships in small animal practice.
Matthias has also completed a number of externships in surgery, internal medicine, emergency and critical care and neurology in France, Quebec and the United Kingdom.
In September 2011, Matthias successfully passed his Board exams making him a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Neurology. Throughout his professional career, Matthias has produced a number of neurological publications and has attended veterinary neuroscience and neuropathology courses in Bologna, Italy.
His fields of interest include peripheral nerves and muscular diseases, including their evaluation through electrodiagnosis, as well as epilepsy and seizure disorders.
Shasta is the surgery service co-ordinator for Small Animal Surgery Department. She brings a wealth of experience as a Registered Veterinary Technician in surgical and anaesthesia veterinary nursing. She gained her qualification in the USA and worked in similar roles at UC Davis in California and Massey University in New Zealand. Originally from Venezuela, she has contributed enormously to the coordination and smooth running of our surgery and neurology services.
Veterinarians wishing to refer cases for surgery should contact Shasta Mendez at (03) 9731 2000 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org