Dr. Silver has been with us since the opening of Mass Vet in 2000, developing the neurology service from the ground up. She is from Nova Scotia, Canada and earned her veterinary degree from the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island, Canada in 1995. She then completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at Washington State University where she remained for a three-year residency in neurology and neurosurgery. Following the residency, she stayed on faculty for a one-year clinical instructor position in neurology and neurosurgery. Washington State University was the first veterinary hospital in the world that had an in-house MRI unit, giving Dr. Silver more than 16 years of experience in using MRI as the primary imaging modality for neurologic patients.
Dr. Silver gained board-certification in neurology by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2000. Dr. Silver is a member of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, American Veterinary Medical Association, Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association, and is an active board member on the Veterinary Association of the North Shore.
Dr. Silver has taken the neurosurgical certification course offered by ACVIM in 2012 and a neurosurgical stabilization coarse offered by AO North America in 2013. Dr. Silver has lectured for MVMA, VANS, and many in house CE lectures for hospitals in the Ethos network of hospitals. She has hosted veterinary students, interns and residents interested in additional experience neurology/neurosurgery. Enjoying all aspects of neurology, Dr. Silver has a special fondness for disk disease in all animals!
- Case Report: Canine Spinal Cord Nephroblastoma, dvm360, August 2021, Volume 58. Read Article
- Surgical removal of a choroid plexus oncocytoma in an adult cat. B Cossic, G Silver, M Kent, EN Glass, et al; JSAP Oct. 17;58(10):589-592
- Physitis & Fracture in a Bulldog. L O’Sullivan, E Glass, G Silver. Clinician’s Brief. Oct17;15(10):67-70
- Laryngeal paralysis in a loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta). Anja Reckendorf, Kathryn Tuxbury, Julie Cavin, Gena Silver, et al. J Herpetol Med Surg. Mar-Jun 2016;261(1-2);20-25
What is your diagnosis? Retrobulbar mass indenting the inferior aspect of the right globe. Kelly Caruso, Ruth Marrion, Gena Silver. J Am Vet Med Assoc. Dec 2002;221(11);1553-4
Surgical treatment of a meningoencephalocele in a cat. Curtis W Dewey, David M Brewer, Michaela A Cautela, Lauren R Talarico, Gena M Silver. Vet Surg. June 2011;40(4);473-6
Outcomes and complications associated with ventral screws, pins, and polymethyl methacrylate for atlantoaxial instability in 12 dogs. Sean G Sanders, Rodney S Bagley, Gena M Silver, Michael Moore, Russell L Tucker. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 2004 May-June;40(3);204-10
Radiographic diagnosis: cartilaginous exostoses in a dog. G M Silver, R S Bagley, P R Gavin et al. Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2001 May-June; 42(3):231-4
Exogenous Spinal Trauma: Surgical Therapy and Aftercare. Rodney S Bagley, Gena M Silver, Rebecca L Connors, Michael L Harrington, Anthony J Cambridge, Michael P Moore. Compend Contin Edu Vet March 2000;22(3):218-229
Neurologic Abnormalities Affecting Vision and Pupils in Cats, Part 1: Neuroanatomy of Vision and Ocular Movement. Rodney S Bagley, Gena M Silver. Feline Pract 2000 May-June;28(3):12-15
Syringomyelia and Hydromyelia in Dogs and Cats. Rodney S Bagley, Gena M. Silver, Hege Kippenes, Patrick R Gavin, Michael P Moore, Rebecca Connors. Compend Contin Educ Vet May 2000;22(5);471-478