Equine Ambulatory

About the Service

The Auburn University Ambulatory service provides on-the-farm primary and emergency care to horses, cattle, and other farm animals within a 35 mile radius of the JT Vaughan Large Animal Teaching Hospital. Appointments are available Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., while emergency service is provided 24 hours a day, year round.

What We Do

We provide on-the-farm routine healthcare as well as evaluation and treatment of lame or sick animals. Routine healthcare services that are provided include: Coggins testing, travel papers (health certificate or passport), annual examination, vaccination, parasite control, nutritional consultation, and dentistry. In addition to routine healthcare, the ambulatory service provides lameness and performance evaluation, podiatry, reproductive services, evaluation of medical conditions (respiratory, skin, neurologic, gastrointestinal, and ophthalmic), and field surgery services (castration, laceration repair, mass removals, etc.). The service is equipped with a computed radiography system, ultrasound, endoscopy, and motorized dental equipment. We also have access to additional in-house equipment and full access to JT Vaughan laboratory services. If you have questions regarding costs or services offered, please call for more information and price estimates.

Who We Are

The Ambulatory Service is composed of two faculty who are board certified specialists in large animal internal medicine and work exclusively on the service. Additionally, one faculty member is a board certified specialist in sports medicine and rehabilitation. A third veterinarian, who is board certified in reproduction, rotates through the service during various times throughout the year. Resident veterinarians who are training to become specialists in either surgery, internal medicine, or reproduction also work on the service providing after-hours, weekend, and holiday emergency care 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Faculty/Specialists

Intern

Enrico Tegazzin, DVM – Podiatry Intern

Photo of Enrico TegazzinDr. Enrico Tegazzin received his DVM from the Universita’ degli Studi di Padova, in Padua (Italy) in March 2014, discussing the thesis titled “Equine Laminitis, new therapeutic perspectives”. He completed a field rotating internship at Dubai Equine Hospital – Dubai (UAE) in 2016, and he worked in Italy on his own Equine Ambulatory Practice before and after the Internship focusing mainly on Equine Podiatry. He spent a lot of time working with Podiatrist, Veterinarians and hoof care Practitioners in Dubai, Mauritius Islands, United States and England focusing on hoof morphology and hoof development, on race horses in training. He likes to wear his chaps and be under the horse every time there is a problem related to the hoof.

Email: ezt0023@auburn.edu