Helena Rylander, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology), Clinical Associate Professor


Department of Medical Sciences
Office: 3158

Helena Rylander, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology), Clinical Associate Professor

Titles and Education

  1. Swedish Veterinary degree at the University of Agricultural
    Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden, 1990

  2. Private practitioner in referral practices in Sweden, 1990-2000

  3. Residency in neurology/neurosurgery, Davis, CA, 2000-2003

  4. Diplomate ACVIM (neurology), 2003

  5. American DVM (ECFVG), 2007


Research interest include spontaneously occuring neurologic diseases in cats and dogs, electrodiagnostics.


My responsibilities include, but are not limited to: teaching the clinical neurology course for third year students; faculty course coordinator for the health, history and physical examination lab for first year students; teaching neurology lab; teaching clinical neurology for the 4th year students in the clinical setting; teaching and acting as facilitator in the communication courses for year I-III veterinary students. Section head for neurology/neurosurgery.

Clinical Interests

Clinical interest include spinal surgery, electrophysiology, and diagnostic imaging.

Recent Publications

  1. Lipitz L, Rylander H, Forrest LJ, Foy DS. Clinical and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Features of Central Nervous System Blastomycosis in 4 Dogs.  J Vet Intern Med. 2010 Nov-Dec;24:1509-14.
  2. Lipitz L , Rylander H, Pinkerton M. Intramedullary Epidermoid Cyst in the Thoracic Spine of a Dog. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc. 2011 Nov;47(6):45-9.
  3. L. Hardefeldt, H. Rylander, B. Iskandar, M. Ellison and S. Peek. Diagnosis and surgical treatment of an intracranial cyst in an alpaca cria. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2012; 240:1501-1506.
  4. Rylander H. Vestibular syndrome. What’s causing the head tilt and other neurologic signs? Veterinary Medicine July 2012; 316-322.
  5. Rylander H. The neurologic examination. Today’s veterinary practice.Jan/Feb 2013.