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Improving the health & comfort of pets with neurologic disease by unifying the art of compassionate care and the science of veterinary neurology.

When your pet is sick or injured, you both need the support, care and expertise of our devoted and dedicated doctors and staff. We understand how you feel and it is our calling to help you and your pet.

Bush Veterinary Neurology Service provides complete, thorough and compassionate veterinary care for pets with neurologic disease.

Our team of Board-Certified Veterinary Neurologists treat more veterinary neurology cases than anyone in the United States and we are privileged to help thousands of pets and their owners each year. Our team is committed to providing Complete Neurology Care including the medical and surgical treatment of all small animals suffering from neurologic disease. Helping those in need is our calling and it is our commitment.

Department Contact Information

Phone: 301-637-4248
Fax: 301-637-6503


BVNS specialists have received exceptional training as defined by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. We are experts in all forms of neurologic disease and treatments for small animals, including:

  • Spinal and Brain Surgery
  • Nerve and Muscle Biopsy
  • Seizure Management and Treatment for Neurologic Diseases that include Vestibular Disease, Brain Tumors, Neuromuscular Disease, Encephalitis and Diskospondylitis.
  • Onsite Diagnostic Options Including Onsite MRI and Electrodiagnostics


Unlike other forms of veterinary surgery where surgery alone may successfully resolve orthopedic, skeletal or soft-tissue injuries; neurosurgery often requires complicated surgical procedures, expert understanding of the complex systems that underlie neurologic conditions and experience with how to best provide care to a recovering patient. Our training, dedication and expertise allow us to perform these life-saving and complex neurosurgeries almost every day.

This complexity requires the advanced training, advanced diagnostics and expertise of a Veterinary Neurologist.

Neurology Veterinarians

  • William Bush, VMD, Dipl. ACVIM (Neurology), Chief-of-Staff

    Dr. Bush was an English major at College of the Holy Cross and a naval officer prior to graduating near the top of his class at the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School. He then completed a rotating internship in medicine and surgery at NC State University. Dr. Bush then returned to University of Pennsylvania for a residency in Neurology and Neurosurgery where he earned research and teaching awards.

    After finishing his residency, he settled into the DC Metro area and practiced locally until launching Bush Veterinary Neurology Service in 2005. He lives with his wife and two children in Montgomery County, MD.

  • Daniel Cuff, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM (Neurology)

    Dr. Cuff is a graduate of St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine. After a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Center for Specialized Veterinary Care on Long Island, NY, he joined BVNS as the first Neurology Intern in the fall of 2009.

    Upon completion of his internship with BVNS, Dr. Cuff also began a Neurology Residency. Dr. Cuff’s Neurology Residency was completed in July, 2013 and he remained with BVNS as a staff neurologist. Now Board-Certified in Neurology/Neurosurgery, Dr. Cuff works out of our Rockville office. From Great Britain, Dr. Cuff loves to travel and is a Certified PADI rescue diver.

  • Lisa Lipitz, VMD, Dipl. ACVIM (Neurology)

    Dr. Lipitz, a New Jersey native, received her undergraduate and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed a small animal rotating internship at Tufts University in 2005. Following this academic training, Dr. Lipitz worked in private practice for three years as an emergency and critical care veterinarian at the Veterinary Specialty and Emergency center in Langhorne, Pennsylvania.

    In 2008, Dr. Lipitz went on to complete her Neurology and Neurosurgery residency at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; she received her ACVIM Board Certification in June of 2011. Dr. Lipitz completed additional continuing education and earned her ACVIM Certificate of Neurosurgery Training in May of 2012. Prior to relocating to the Maryland/DC area, Dr. Lipitz worked as a staff Neurologist at a specialty and emergency hospital in Coral Springs, Florida.

    Outside of work, Dr. Lipitz enjoys spending time with her husband Chad, their son Chase, and lovable Labrador Retriever Keyes.

Hospital Location: 1 Taft Ct
Rockville, MD 20850
Contact Numbers: Tel (301) 637-3228
Fax (301) 795-0145

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