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Ane Uriarte - DVM, DECVN

Ane Uriarte
Neurology, Neurosurgery

A neurosurgeon and neurologist, Dr. Ane Uriarte treats neurological conditions in dogs, cats, and other animals at Foster Hospital for Small Animals.  Her research experience is related to neuromuscular diseases, particularly muscular dystrophy. Several of the conditions that are of particular interest to Dr. Uriarte are studied as models for human dystrophies, and are important to translational medical advances in this area.  Additionally, Dr Uriarte recently started an international database of canine epilepsy videos with the goal of better classification and understanding of canine epilepsy.

Originally from northern Spain, Dr. Uriarte began her veterinary studies in Spain and transferred to the Veterinary School of Paris (Ecole National Veterinaire d’Alfort) to finish her education. After a short period in private practice she went back to the Veterinary School of Paris (ENVA) to complete a three-year European residency in Neurology.  She then spent eight years working in London as a specialist.

The United States is the 4th country that Dr. Uriarte has lived in, and she speaks 5 languages including French, English and Spanish. She’s passionate about teaching neurology and making it accessible. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities including sailing, climbing and hiking with her family and dog, a jack Russell, Chihuahua mix named Ura.


  • DVM: University of Zaragoza, Spain 2003

Board Certification

  • Diplomate of the European College of Neurology (ECVN) 2010


“Frontal craniotomy “Current techniques in Canine and Feline Neurosurgery”

“Canine versus human epilepsy: are we up to date?” Journal of Small Animal Practice 2016

“Electrophysiological features and predictive factors in cases of peripheral nerve sheath tumors: a retrospective study of 51 dogs” Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association 2012

“Effects of an immunosuppressive treatment in the GRMD dog model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.” PLoS One 2012

“Longitudinal Ambulatory Measurements of Gait Abnormality in Dystrophin-Deficient Dogs” BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011

“Surgical treatment and Radiation therapy in frontal meningiomas” The Canadian Veterinary Journal 2010

“Vestibular syndrome” BSAVA Companion 2010

“Botulism in urban dog” Canadian Veterinary Journal 2010

“Gait analysis using accelerometry in dystrophin-deficient dogs.” Neuromuscular Disorders 2009

“Feline idiopathic vestibular syndrome“ Consulta Veterinaria 2008

“Hyperthemia in a dog“ Pratique Veterinaire 2007

General Research Interests

  • Epilepsy
  • Brain and spine surgery
  • Neuromuscular diseases
  • Vertebral malformations

Selected Research Projects

  • Characterization of canine seizures

Research and Clinical Interests

  • Canine epilepsy
  • Corrective surgery of spinal malformations


  • Making neurology accessible

Major Specialized Equipment

  • Spiral CT Picker Venue
  • MRI Siemens Impact 1 Tesla
  • Electrodiagnostic equipment Nicolet Viking IV P
  • Linear accelerator Siemens Mevatron 77