Ellen Neal

About Ellen Neal

Dr. Ellen Neal is a graduate of Miami University of Ohio. She went on to pursue her doctorate of veterinary medicine from The Ohio State University. Dr. Neal has experience in both aspects of veterinary medicine, emergency and general practice. This pursuit has taken her all over Ohio including Columbus, Cincinnati, and Dayton. She really loves all aspects of emergency medicine, but especially love surgery and challenging gastrointestinal/kidney/metabolic diseases. She also enjoys endoscopy and rhinoscopy. She has 2 dogs, 2 cats, and a horse. She has one son and enjoys spending time with him as well as riding horses, running, hiking, swimming, and travelling in her time off.

Why is my dog limping?

We see quite a few limping dogs in our emergency clinic.  Most of these injuriesinvolve the rear limbs and occur after a dog has been playing or jumping off furniture.  The most common injury that we see in the hindlimb is a cranial cruciate ligament tear. Cranial cruciate ligament (or ACL) ruptures can be complete [...]

By |2020-06-04T06:25:27+00:00June 4th, 2020|Pet Health|0 Comments

Why is my dog fainting? Is this a seizure?

A seizure is one of the scariest things to watch a dog go through, but what about events that look like seizures? I have many cases where patients come in that have “fainted.” They often become stiff and fall to the ground which can easily look like a seizure. After a complete physical exam, a [...]

By |2020-03-11T18:56:27+00:00March 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Luxating Patella

If you have small dogs, you may be familiar with the term floating or luxatingpatellas. Patellar luxation (or floating kneecap) is a common cause of lameness in pets (most notably small dogs).The patella, or knee cap, is a bone that is tucked under a tendon of the quadriceps muscle. The patella usually sits in a [...]

By |2019-12-27T18:10:42+00:00December 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Shout out to the Seniors!

We see pets of all types, shapes, sizes, and ages at our emergency hospital.  I have a special place in my heart for the sweet senior pets.  They always seem to look at me with so much wisdom and engagement.  For our older furry friends, we have special protocols in place to ensure we keep [...]

By |2019-11-28T11:07:03+00:00November 28th, 2019|Pet Health|0 Comments

Holiday Candy Dangers and Your Pet

Pumpkin spice, apple picking, flannel and sweaters, fun costumes and lots of candy, which for the veterinary community means lots of inducing your pets to vomit and providing supportive care for intoxications. While fall can be a picturesque time full of fun and sweets, it can also be one of the most dangerous time of [...]

By |2019-11-05T12:03:29+00:00November 5th, 2019|Pet Health|0 Comments

Rat Bait Toxicity

I love this time of year.  The air has a crisp to it, the leaves are blowing, and the temperature is dropping.  As I start to prepare for winter, I often have a problem with small rodents trying to make their own winter homes in my garage and shed.  Most people just put out some [...]

By |2019-11-01T11:04:43+00:00November 1st, 2019|Pet Health|0 Comments

Flea Anemia

You may think that fleas on your animal is more of a nuisance than anything, however did you know they can cause serious medical issues? In young kittens or puppies, a large amount of fleas can actually be fatal. How do I know my pet has fleas and where can he/she get them? I get [...]

By |2019-09-13T18:50:27+00:00September 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Heat Stroke

Heat Stroke in Dogs During these hot humid Ohio summer days, I certainly do not feel like leaving my air-conditioned paradise. The thought of having to walk the dogs just down the street a few times a day seems like a chore I would have paid my younger siblings to do. While this is a [...]

By |2019-08-20T12:27:54+00:00August 20th, 2019|Pet Health|0 Comments

Canine Parvovirus

I don’t know about you, but I love the weather we have been having recently. Working on outdoor projects, visiting parks, and hiking are some of my favorite things to do this time of year. I know I am in good company when I see the packed parking lots at the local pools and dog [...]

By |2019-07-31T14:26:06+00:00July 29th, 2019|Pet Health|0 Comments