Amy Fauber, DVM, MS

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Amy Fauber, DVM, MS
Amy Fauber, DVM, MS

Board Certified in Neurology by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Board Certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Dr. Amy Fauber has never wanted to be anything other than a veterinarian, although that dream was tested at age 14 when she started working summers at a veterinary practice. “I passed out the first time I watched a surgery!” she remembers. Now she’s performing those surgeries, with a specialty in treating diseases affecting the nervous system.

Dr. Fauber is one of fewer than a dozen veterinarians who are dual-boarded ACVS and ACVIM (Neuro) Diplomates, and she was the first woman to obtain these dual credentials. She enjoys the hands-on aspect of surgery, the problem-solving skills needed in neurology, and most of all, the satisfaction of successfully treating a patient. “There is nothing more inspiring and rewarding,” she says, “than seeing a paralyzed dog walk again.”

EDUCATION:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University
  • Master of Science, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Purdue University
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons (Small Animal)
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology)

RESEARCH & AWARDS:

  • Specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases affecting the central nervous system, including conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles.
  • Served as a faculty member in small animal surgery and neurology at Purdue University before coming to CARE.

FAMILY:

Husband Mike, daughters Bryn and Ilana and son Dean.

PETS:

When the family moved to Charlotte from Indiana, their small farm moved with them. Llorezo the llama was soon joined by May the llama. In perfect complement to the llamas, two rescue pugs are part of the family now as well, Beasley, the three-legged pug, and Luna, the one-eyed pug.

Recent Blog Posts from Dr. Fauber

Key Tools for Neurological Assessment and Treatment of Pets at CARE

When your pet is referred to a neurologist at CARE, the first step is always a thorough, hands-on examination. Because neurologic diseases can be complex, a significant amount of thought goes into choosing the best diagnostics for each of our patients. Before any...

How Do Dogs Recover from Back Surgery?

Your dog, once ready to dash around the park and leap into the sky for a stick or a Frisbee, has been sidelined by a slipped disc. Back surgery has gone well, but now they are headed home to continue their recovery. You and your pet face a learning curve in recovery:...

Taking Care of Your Dog or Cat with Epilepsy

While epilepsy is an uncommon disease in our pets, fewer than 1 in 100 develop the condition, it is the most common neurologic condition we treat. Just like their human counterparts, pets with epilepsy can lead full, enjoyable lives. The term epilepsy applies to pets...

Horner’s Syndrome

Horner’s Syndrome is a common neurological disorder that affects the eye. A combination of signs can occur caused by the disruption of a nerve pathway from the brain to the eye and surrounding structures on one side of the body. Causes Most commonly, we do not find an...

Seizures, Fits, Or Spells – What Is Happening And What Can I Do To Help My Pet

You’re relaxing on the couch while your dog sleeps soundly beside you. All of a sudden, he looks up at you with a glazed appearance, and his legs start to stiffen. He falls on his side; his jaw starts chattering and his legs start paddling. It lasts for less than a...
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