At least 50% of a faculty member's time is spent working in the hospital setting - seeing clients, diagnosing diseases, formulating treatment plans, overseeing the care of hospitalized animals, and teaching through one-on-one interaction with 4th year veterinary students, interns, and residents. Daily rounds are used as an interactive learning experience. There are faculty rounds as well allowing the faculty to learn from each other. Clinicians are on clinical duty for 2-4 week "blocks" of time before resuming their other teaching or research responsibilities.
Faculty members in the Department of Clinical Sciences are frequently invited to present research and clinical data at a professional meeting at either the local, national or international level. This is an indication of the esteem enjoyed by the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine.