Canine Performance Sciences Breeds, Trains and Produces Elite Detection Dogs

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From scientific breeding and puppy development to training, evaluation and research, Canine Performance Sciences has one goal: creating the ultimate detection dog to defend the nation. For 25 years, Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine has had a canine detection program, building on the science and research of the program and growing it into today’s internationally-respected […]

Doctoral Candidate Gives Presentation at Reproduction Conference

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Doctoral candidate India Napier recently presented a poster on her research at the Society for the Study of Reproduction international conference. Her research focuses on preventing feral cats from spreading the disease to other animals and people. Read more to learn about this extraordinary young woman’s experience and the importance of her work at the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dachshund Near Death Now on Mend


Bella came to the Bailey Small Animal Teaching Hospital near death due to a skin parasite and medication reaction. A team of Auburn veterinarians reacted quickly, took a big risk, and saved Bella’s life.

College of Veterinary Medicine Dean Emeritus Receives AVMA Award

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Dean Emeritus Dr. John Thomas Vaughan was recently awarded the AVMA Award by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Vaughan was the fifth dean of the college, serving from 1977 to 1995. Read more to learn about the life of this extraordinary man, whose impact is felt not only at the College of Veterinary Medicine, but the entire veterinary profession.

DVM Student Receives Prestigious Equine Award

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Kathleen Morriss, a fourth-year student  veterinary medical student, recently received the 2015 Winner’s Circle Scholarship, a scholarship for veterinary students who demonstrate a commitment to equine medicine. The scholarship is co-sponsored by the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ Foundation, Platinum Performance and the Race for Education. The scholarship is open to students who are members […]

Veterinarians Remind Owners to Think of Pet Safety during Summer


Americans will be celebrating July 4 with food, fireworks and being outside, and it’s important to remember that while owners are enjoying summer, they need to be mindful to keep pets safe as well. Auburn University veterinarians Dr. Robert Lofton and Dr. Chris Lea says owners should take similar care of their pets as they […]

Oncology Offering Expanded Consultations for Veterinarians


Auburn University Veterinary Teaching Hospital is offering expanded oncology consultation services for practicing veterinarians. Veterinarians are now offered a more extensive consultation than what has been offered in the past by faculty clinicians. Through this expanded service, oncology faculty clinicians will have access to detailed information from veterinarians requesting the service. The new service is […]

AURIC Announces Academic-Biotech Collaboration


Researchers from Auburn University’s Research Initiative in Cancer (AURIC), and Nuovo Biologics LLC, of Davie, Fla., have announced a partnership to develop new therapies for cancer. Initially targeting canine malignant melanoma, or skin cancer, a deadly tumor that affects many dogs, the team will be testing Nuovo’s innovative anti-cancer peptide drug MMX™ for its ability […]

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