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Dr Matthias Le Chevoir

Lecturer in Veterinary Neurology/Head of Neurology (Acting)

Matthias graduated from the Ecole Vétérinaire d’Alfort (France) in 2006. Following awarding of his DVM, he completed a general rotating internship followed by a medicine internship in the same institution. He was then accepted to take a neurology residency program in the same institution which he completed between 2008 and 2011. During his time in Paris, he worked in a colony of dogs affected by canine muscular dystrophy. He was awarded the title of diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Neurology (DipECVN) by examination in October 2011. There are only 2 veterinarians holding this title in Australia.Since then, he has been working as a lecturer in neurology and neurosurgery at The University of Melbourne. He provides lectures to students and clinical supervision for the residents. He also directly consults at U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital.

His field of interest are neuro muscular disease and their diagnosis via electromyography and nerve conduction studies, canine idiopathic polyradiculoneuritis (Coonhound paralysis) specifically. He also has strong interest in idiopathic epilepsy and non-infectious inflammatory disease of the central nervous system in dogs (meningo-encephalitis of unknown origin, granulomatous meningo-encephalitis and necrotising meningo-encephalitis) and optimising the treatment and follow-up of such conditions.

He has research programs on idiopathic polyradiculoneuritis in dogs, implantable EEG devices, meningoencephalitis of unknown origin and brain tumours of dogs and future perspectives in this field. He has been involved in new devices for the control of seizures in dogs with idiopathic epilepsy.

He has given talks in France, Great Britain, China and Australia and regularly publishes in the field of veterinary neurology.

He is an active member of the European College of veterinary Neurology.

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