Susan Arnold, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

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

Lewis Small Animal Hospital
1365 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States



Neurology and Neurosurgery, University of Georgia

DVM, University of Wisconsin

Licensures and Certifications

Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology and Neurosurgery)


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.

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Clinical interests

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


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.