Appointment Policy

All non-emergency cases are scheduled by appointment with the appropriate service.  Patients from beyond a 30-mile local practice area and those under the care of other veterinarians must have a referral from their veterinarian in advance.  Referral assures transfer of test results and knowledge of treatment between your veterinarian and those at Auburn, and provides continuity in postoperative care at home. 

The appointment desk (334/844-4690) is open from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

To protect your pet from infectious disease, all dogs and cats admitted to the hospital should be vaccinated prior to referral.  If vaccinations are not current, boosters will be given.

Outside Our Practice Area (30 mile radius):

  • Appointments with specialty services at the teaching hospital are available by REFERRAL only.
  • Referrals are initiated by your regular veterinarian.
  • Walk-in appointments are NOT available.  All services require that clients have a scheduled appointment. 

Within Our Practice Area:

  • Appointments for general veterinary care can be made directly by persons living within 30 miles of the Small Animal Teaching Hospital.
  • Walk-in appointments are NOT available.
  • If a visit to a specialty service is desired, it is best to obtain a referral from your regular veterinarian.

If your visit should require an overnight stay, there are many hotels available in the Auburn area (and most allow pets!) Click here for more information on lodging and pet-friendly hotels.

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