Dr. Georgina Barone
Dr. Gina Barone DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (neurology) joined our Neurology referral service in 2009 and has been a welcome addition to the VMCLI team. Dr. Barone attended Vassar College where she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology, then received her doctorate from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. During her senior year at Cornell, Dr. Barone was the recipient of a prestigious award for the student showing academic excellence in Neurology.
Dr. Barone served as a staff clinician at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in New York City for several years, then completed a veterinary neurology residency at the University of Pennsylvania College of Veterinary Medicine. She is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology). Following her residency, she served a one year post-graduate neurosurgical fellowship and has been practicing in the Long Island area for the past 7 years. She is a founding member of the Veterinary Neurological Society.
Dr. Barone has published many scientific articles on a variety of topics including seizure management, myelography, Chiari malformations, inherited neurological diseases and advances in MRI technology. She has also published many chapters in veterinary textbooks on topics such as facial paralysis, masticatory myositis, muscular dystrophy, and feline neurology. Her special areas of interest include spinal surgery, treatment of brain tumors, and complementary and alternative therapy. She is currently undergoing advanced training in the use of acupuncture and low light laser therapy as an adjunct to conventional therapy. She also serves as volunteer medical director for Kindness for Kitties, a local non-profit rescue group and is actively involved in many humanitarian and animal welfare causes.
Dr. Barone has been a strong addition to our team and works to provide the highest level of medical and surgical care for your pets’ medical needs. She is skilled in all aspects of both medical and surgical neurology and has extensive experience in surgical treatment of intervertebral disc disease. Dr. Barone is available for referrals by appointment Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Friday’s and for emergencies 7 days a week. Please do not hesitate to call for further information, or to discuss a case with Dr. Barone.