Natalia Zidan, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

Department of Medical Sciences
Office: 4270C

Natalia Zidan, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)


Dr. Zidan's research interests are in treatment and prognostic factors of spinal cord injury, neuropathic pain and neurodegenerative diseases and aging. 


As a Clinical Assistant Professor in Small Animal Neurology, Dr. Zidan provides supervision training for 4th year veterinary students, interns, and residents while on clinical duty. 

Clinical Interests

Dr. Zidan has special clinical interest in treatment of spinal cord injury, feline neurology, and neuromuscular diseases.

Graduate Training

Clinical Assistant Professor in Small Animal Neurology – School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2021 - Present

Clinical Instructor in Neurology/Neurosurgery – North Carolina State University  – Raleigh,NC  2020-2021

Residency in Neurology/Neurosurgery  – North Carolina State University  – Raleigh,NC  2017-2020

Neurology Research Fellowship – North Carolina State University – Raleigh,NC  2016-2017

DVM – UFF (Federal Fluminense University) – Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2006

Recent Publications

  1. Mariani CL, Nye CJ, Ruterbories L, Tokarz DA, Green L; Lau J; Zidan N; Early PJ; Muñana KR; Olby NJ; Lee CS; Guevar J. Cerebral Fluid Lactate concentration in dogs with seizure disorder. J Vet Intern Med. 2020
  2. Guevar J, Zidan N, Durand A, Olby N. Minimally invasive spine surgery in dogs: Evaluation of the safety and feasibility of a thoracolumbar approach to the spinal cord. Vet Surg. 2020
  3. Zidan N; Medland J; Olby N. Long-term postoperative pain evaluation in dogs with thoracolumbar intervertebral disk herniation after hemilaminectomy. J Vet Intern Med. 2020
  4. Mariani C, Nye C, Tokarz D, Green L, Lau J, Zidan N, Early P, Guevar J, Muñana K, Olby N, Miles S. Cerebral Fluid Lactate in Dogs with Inflammatory Central Nervous System Disorders. J Vet Intern Med. 2019
  5. OlbyNJ, Lim JH, Wagner N, Zidan N, Early PJ, Mariani CL, Muñana KR, Laber E. Time course and prognostic value of serum GFAP, pNFH, and S100β concentrations in dogs with complete spinal cord injury because of intervertebral disc extrusion. J Vet Intern Med. 2019
  6. Moore, SA, Zidan N, Spitzbarth I, Nout-Lomas YS, Granger N, da Costa RC, Levine JM, Jeffery ND, Stein VM, Tipold A, Olby NJ. Development of an International Canine Spinal Cord Injury observational registry: a collaborative data-sharing network to optimize translational studies of SCI. Spinal Cord. 2018
  7. Zidan N, Sims C, Fenn J, Williams K, Griffith E, Early PJ, Mariani CL, Munana KR, Guevar J, Olby NJ. A randomized, blinded, prospective clinical trial of postoperative rehabilitation in dogs after surgical decompression of acute thoracolumbar intervertebral disc herniation. J Vet Intern Med. 2018
  8. Zidan N, Fenn J, Griffith E, Early PJ, Mariani CL, Muñana KR, Guevar J, Olby NJ. The Effect of Electromagnetic Fields on Post-Operative Pain and Locomotor Recovery in Dogs with Acute, Severe Thoracolumbar Intervertebral Disc Extrusion: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled, Prospective Clinical Trial. J Neurotrauma. 2018