Pituitary Centre

SASH is one of the few veterinary hospitals in the world able to offer a comprehensive range of diagnostic testing and treatments for pituitary disorders.

SASH is one of the few veterinary hospitals in the world able to offer a comprehensive range of diagnostic testing and treatments for pituitary disorders including endocrine testing, MRI and CT scanning, Medical Therapies, Transsphenoidal pituitary surgery, and conventional and stereotactic radiation therapy.

At SASH we have assembled an experienced multidisciplinary team of veterinary specialists in Neurosurgery, Internal medicine/Endocrinology, Anaesthesia, Critical Care, Radiotherapy and Diagnostic Imaging who have expertise in diagnosing and treating these complex disorders

The pituitary gland is major endocrine gland of the body, producing many hormones that regulate important body functions. Diseases of the pituitary gland are common in animals, such as:

  • Hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing’s Disease) in dogs and cats.
  • Hypersomatotrophism (Acromegaly) – a common cause of diabetes in cats.
  • Other pituitary tumours in dogs and cats.

 

Dr Patrick Kenny from our Pituitary Centre is a co-author of the paper published by JVIM – “Efficacy of hypophysectomy for the treatment of hypersomatotropism-induced diabetes mellitus in 68 cats” which you can download here.

SASH The Pituitary Gland

The Pituitary Gland (yellow) sits at the base of the Brain (purple)