The everyday care of your pet through all life-stages, including wellness exams, vaccinations, parasites, elder care, nutrition, and the detection and treatment of your pet's health concerns are conducted through our community practice, The Auburn University Veterinary Clinic. The clinic is led by Dr. Sara-Louise Newcomer and Dr. Robert Lofton. When necessary, Drs. Lofton or Newcomer will refer your pet from our clinic to our referral hospital for more advanced treatment or diagnostics. 

Contact us today at 334.844.9966.


Companion Animal Services

  • Well animal visits for cats and dogs
  • Vaccinations
  • Annual examination for cats and dogs
  • Health certificates for in country and out of country travel
  • Sick animal work-ups
  • Dentals/teeth extractions
  • Skin problems
  • Basic surgical procedures
  • Referrals to specialists within hospital as needed

What We Do

Auburn's Veterinary Community Practice Clinic is just like any private practice, but within the walls of the veterinary teaching hospital. Community Practice is a primary care facility offering a team approach to pet care for those within a 30-60 miles radius of Auburn.

Under the direction of Dr. Sara Louise Newcomer and Dr. Robert Lofton, a patient care team made up of clinicians, interns (veterinarians seeking advanced training), and veterinary students work together to provide the optimal health care for your pet. 

Community Practice provides our fourth-year veterinary students with a unique opportunity to experience the operation of a general veterinary practice under the guidance of full-time faculty veterinarians, while also providing the surrounding community with quality care for companion animals.

We see dogs and cats for routine appointments including annual examinations and vaccines. We see sick animals, perform basic surgeries, and dental procedures. 

Community Practice also offers help with behavior problems.  One distinct advantage to coming to Community Practice at Auburn is the opportunity for an in-house referral to any of the specialty hospital services if the need arises.  We provide comprehensive care for you and your pet!

No referral is needed to schedule an appointment with Community Practice. 

Our Team

Dr. Sara-Louise Newcomer
Dr. Robert Lofton
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