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
European College of Neurology (ECVN)
Brain and spine surgery
Selected Research Projects
Characterization of canine seizures
Research and Clinical Interests
Corrective surgery of spinal malformations
“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 Disorders2011
“Surgical treatment and Radiation therapy in frontal meningiomas” The Canadian Veterinary Journal2010
“Vestibular syndrome” BSAVA Companion2010
“Botulism in urban dog” Canadian Veterinary Journal2010
“Gait analysis using accelerometry in dystrophin-deficient dogs.” Neuromuscular Disorders2009