Susan Arnold, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

Susan Arnold

United States

Dr. Arnold is a board certified neurologist and assistant professor at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center. She obtained her doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Wisconsin. She completed a small animal medicine and surgery rotating internship at the University of Minnesota. She then completed a residency in small animal neurology and neurosurgery at the University of Georgia.


Assistant Professor, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

Veterinary Medical Center

Neurology and Neurosurgery, University of Georgia

DVM, University of Wisconsin

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Research Summary/Interests

My main research focus is investigation of spontaneous brain tumors in dogs. I am particularly interested in investigating novel treatments for canine brain tumors and their potential application to human brain tumors.


Kohler RJ, Arnold SA, Eck DJ, Thomson CB, Hunt MA, Pluhar GE. (2018). Incidence of and risk factors for major complications or death in dogs undergoing cytoreductive surgery for treatment of suspected primary intracranial masses. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 253(12): 1594-1603.

MacLellan JD, Arnold SA, Dave AC, Hunt MA, Pluhar GE. (2018). Association of magnetic resonance imaging-based preoperative tumor volume with postsurgical survival time in dogs with primary intracranial glioma. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association,

252(1), 98-102.

Hubbard M, Arnold S, Zahid A, Pluhar GE. (2018). Naturally occurring canine glioma as a model for novel therapeutics. Cancer Investigation, 36(3):1-9.


Board Certifications

Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology and Neurosurgery)

Clinical Interests

Canine brain tumors, canine intervertebral disc disease, congenital/inherited neurological diseases