huji Koret School of Veterinary Medicine

Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Orit Chai, DVM

Dipl. ECVN
Clinical instructor, Veterinary Neurology & Neurosurgery
Member of the neurology service,
The Veterinary Teaching Hospital,

Office Address:
P.O. Box 12, Rehovot 76100, Israel
Koret School of Veterinary Medicine,
The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food & Environment,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Phone: 972-3-9688588
Fax: 972-3-9688525
Email Address:

Special interests

Veterinary neurology and neurosurgery, neuroimaging.

Professional Experience and Qualifications

Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary neurology (ECVN).


Neuropharmacology, neurological examination, neuroemergencies and clinical neurology.



Pathophysiology and treatment for epilepsy,



  • Neurology department


International interests



Membership in Scientific organizations

  • European College of Veterinary neurology.


Selected Recent Publications

Ruth Gross-Tsubery, Orit Chai, Yael Shilo, Limor Miara, Igal H. Horowitz, Ayelet Shmueli, Itzhak Aizenberg, Chen Hoffman, Ram Reifen and Merav H. Shamir. Computed tomography analysis of skull malformation suspected to be related to vitamin A deficiency in captive lions (Panthera leo). Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound, 2010: 51: 34-38.

Orit Chai, Ilan Sheleph, Ori Brenner, Osnat Dogadkin, Itamar Aroch, Merav H Shamir. Magnetic resonance imaging findings of spinal intramedullary spirocercosis in two dogs. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound, 2008: 49 (5) 456-459.

Merav H Shamir, Orit Chai, Emanuel Leob. A new method for intervertebral space distraction prior to stabilization combined with complete ventral slot for the treatment of disc associated wobbler syndrome in dogs - A long term follow-up. Veterinary Surgery, 2008:37 186–192.

Merav H Shamir, Yael Shilo, Alon Friedman, Orit Chai, Ram Reifen, Limor Miara. Sub-occipital craniectomy in a lion ((panthera leo) with occipital bone malformation and hypovitaminosis A. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 2008: 39(3): 455-459.

Eran Dvir, Samuel Perl, Emmanuel Loeb, Shoshi Shklar-Hirsch, Orit Chai, Michal Mazaki-Tovi, Itamar Aroch, and Merav H. Shamir. Spinal Intramedullary Aberrant Spirocerca lupi Migration in 3 Dogs. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 2007:21 860–864.

Orit Chai, Dudley E. Johnston, Merav H. Shamir. Bite wounds involving the spine – Characteristics, therapy and outcome in seven cases. The Veterinary Journal, 2008:175 259–265.

Merav H Shamir, Gadi Goelman, Orit Chai. Post anesthetic cerebellar dysfunction in cats. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 2004:18 368-369.


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