About

David Brewer DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

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Dr. Brewer graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from East Carolina University in Greenville North Carolina in 1999, after which he went on to attend North Carolina State University where he received a degree in Veterinary Medicine in 2005. He performed his clinical training at Cornell University in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Neurology and Neurosurgery and was awarded the ACVIM Certificate of Neurosurgery in 2014.

His professional experience has included Emergency/Critical Care Clinician at the Animal Emergency and Referral Hospital in Leesburg VA from 2006 to 2007. From 2010 to 2016 he was an Associate Neurologist/Neurosurgeon and Residency Advisor at Bush Veterinary Neurological Service also in Leesburg, VA. He joined Hope Veterinary Specialist in July 2016.

In addition to receiving the Companion Animal Faculty Clinical Proficiency Award in 2005 and the Overall Scientific and Presentation Excellence Award from Cornell University, Dr. Brewer has numerous present and past professional society affiliations and memberships. They include being a member of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine; the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Veterinary Information Network. He has held several executive positions including President of the NSCU-CVM Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association and is the co-founder of the NSCU-CVM Student Society for Veterinary Medical Ethics.

Dr. Brewer has also published numerous articles and abstracts and has authored several contributions to books on Veterinary Medicine; He is a sought after keynote speaker, lecturer and presenter at numerous seminars and symposiums relating to his particular field of expertise.

 

Education

East Carolina University, Greenville NC                         B.S. Biology            1999

North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC                           D.V.M.             2005

ACVIM Certificate of Neurosurgical Training                                                 2014

Veterinary Medical Acupuncture Certification                                               2015

Veterinary Botanical Medicine Certification                                                  2017

 

Clinical Training

Cornell University, Ithaca NY;  Internship, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery  2005-2006

Cornell University, Ithaca NY; Residency, Neurology/Neurosurgery  2007-2010

Profession Experience

2016- present  Associate Neurologist/Neurosurgeon, Hope Veterinary Specialists

Malvern, PA

2015-2016     Residency Co-advisor, Bush Veterinary Neurology Service

Leesburg, VA

2010-2016     Associate Neurologist/Neurosurgeon, Bush Veterinary Neurology Service

Leesburg, VA

2006-2007         Emergency  Clinician, Animal Emergency and Referral Hospital

Leesburg, VA

Publications

Articles

  • Brewer DM, Cerda-Gonzalez S, Dewey CW, Coates JR.  Surgical removal of a choroid plexus cyst from the fourth ventricle of a dog.  J Small Anim Pract, 51:3, 169-172, 2010
  • Dewey CW, Brewer DM, Cautela MA.  Surgical treatment of a meningoencepholcele in a cat. Vet Surg, 2010
  • Brewer DM, Cerda-Gonzalez S, Dewey CW.  Spinal cord nephroblastoma in 11 dogs. JAVMA, 2011
  • Brewer DM, Cerda-Gonzalez S, Dewey CW, VanHorne K, Badgley-Babcock BL, Boothe DM Pharmacokinetics of single-dose rectal zonisamide administration in normal dogs.  J Vet Intern Med. 2015 Mar-Apr; 29(2): 603-6
  • Trub S, Breitschwerdt E, Bush W, Brewer DM. Incidence of Bartonella in Canine Meningoencephalitis. In Progress

Abstracts

  • Brewer DM, Cerda-Gonzalez S, Dewey CW.   Zonisamide therapy for refractory seizures in five cats with presumptive idiopathic epilepsy.  J Vet Intern Med, 2010

Book Chapters

  • Brewer DM.  Horner’s Syndrome. In: Coté E (ed): Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Dogs and Cats, 2nded. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier, 2010
  • Brewer DM.  Nerve Sheath Tumors. In: Coté E (ed): Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Dogs and Cats, 2nd ed. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier, 2010
  • Brewer DM.  Horner’s Syndrome. In: Coté E (ed): Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Dogs and Cats, 3rded. St. Louis, MO: Publication pending
  • Brewer DM.  Nerve Sheath Tumors. In: Coté E (ed): Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Dogs and Cats, 3rd ed. St. Louis, MO: Publication pending
  • Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) Manual, Rabies Chapter Update: 2014