The work of surgeons at RVC small animal referrals is assisted by the Brainsight neuronavigation system. We were the first veterinary centre in the UK to have the 3-dimension stereotactic brain biopsy device.   

Brainsight allows clinicians a high level of precision when performing biopsies and also to plan and undertake surgery. This means our neurosurgeons can perform brain surgery on cats and dogs to remove tumours that would have previously been inoperable due to their deep location.

The Brainsight neuronavigation system, being used at the Royal Veterinary College

Increasing safety and survival rates   

By accurately targeting located masses using the system we reduce the risk of secondary damage to the brain and significantly increase the survival rates and clinical outcomes for brain tumour patients. 

Brainsight helped RVC clinicians at RVC Small Animal Referrals be the first in the UK to perform a hypophysectomy to treat a cat with acromegaly.

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