Historically, colleges of veterinary medicine have been the primary training ground for veterinary specialists. And, with more specialists on staff than any other hospital in Alabama, Auburn University is uniquely positioned to train new specialists in areas associated with wellness, diagnosis, and treatment.
The new Small Animal Teaching Hospital will position the College of Veterinary Medicine with the capacity to provide enhanced clinical research and training resulting in increased numbers of veterinarians and board-certified specialists.
Auburn University is one of only 37 schools of veterinary medicine in North America. The College of Veterinary Medicine has more than 360 students enrolled in the professional D.V.M. program and approximately 60 enrolled in other master's and doctoral programs. Over 100 faculty members are renowned nationally and internationally for teaching, research, and outreach.
Veterinary specialists at Auburn University are sought for their expertise in successfully managing the toughest diseases that would have proven fatal only a few years ago.
Today, specialty medicine in the areas of neurology, ophthalmology, surgery, internal medicine, reproduction, and oncology, just to name a few, account for the fastest growing segment of veterinary medicine.