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Your Development Team
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With board-certified specialists and a nationally recognized faculty, Auburn provides a comprehensive range of veterinary services for your animal at the level only rivaled at a university medical center.
Cutting-edge animal health care, clinical trials to develop new, safe, and effective treatments, and the most advanced training availble to veterinarians, benefit not only the residents of Alabama, but our nation and our world.
Strong relationships with referring veterinarians foster the very best care for both patients and clients. Challenging cases that require comprehensive diagnostics, imaging or therapies are sent to the hospital by your family verinarian. This relationship ensures that animals receive the benefit of the latest clinical trials, research and treatment protocols available.
The College of Veterinary Medicine prides itself in meeting the needs of not only its students, but one of its greatest assets- its employees. Resources available here are aimed at providing a comprehensive guide to meeting employee needs, and include information such as the Student/Faculty Directory, Media Resources, Campus Safety Procedures, IIT, etc.
From the early work of Dr. Charles Allen Cary more than a century ago, to the development of some of the world's most advanced veterinary programs, Auburn has influenced the character and scope of veterinary medicine.
The country's seventh oldest veterinary school and the oldest in the South, Auburn today boasts one of the nation's preeminent institutions for research, teaching, diagnosis, and treatment in many specialties of small and large animal medicine.
All activities associated with students in the professional veterinary degree program are coordinated through the College of Veterinary Medicine Office of Academic Affairs. These activities include, but are not limited to:
The general surgery service provides referral surgical consultations for congenital, traumatic and neoplastic soft tissue conditions. Examples include; abdominal, thoracic, urinary, oral, and perineal surgery, skin reconstruction, and head and neck surgery. The soft tissue service works in coordination with the both the internal medicine and oncology services to provide in-house consultation and surgical services.
Initiating a Referral
Referring veterinarians should contact us at 334-844-4690 for available appointments or use the online referral form provided.
Referring an Emergency Case
Emergency referrals are seen at the discretion of the attending surgeon. For genuine emergencies, immediate referral is almost always available. When the patient needs to be seen ASAP, the attending surgeon will try to make all reasonable accommodations. Again, it is important to contact the AU-SATH appointment desk so that all parties can work together.
What about work completed prior to referral?
Referral should include all information generated by the referring veterinarian (blood work,preventive health information, radiographs, biopsy results, etc) and a summary of the course of the case. Some items may be repeated but this should not discourage the RDVM from a thorough work-up. Where appropriate, we will avoid duplication. Most of these issues can be discussed with the attending clinician during the initial referral communication.
For sample collections, it is still best to have patients arrive on an empty stomach and without urination.
Important Owner Information About Referral
To prevent the unnecessary referral of clients, discussions about the cost of care and the working of a veterinary teaching hospital should be conducted before referral. Referral of a client who does not understand the cost or the mechanics of a veterinary teaching hospital can result in bad feeling all around.
The General Surgery service seldom completes a diagnostic work-up in a single day. Advanced diagnostics (such as ultrasound, biopsy, CT or MRI) involve scheduling among several services and limited slots are available each day. In addition, as a teaching hospital, student instruction and participation is important but not always efficient.
In some cases the initial diagnosis is enough to allow for patient admission with the owners returning home. Surgery is generally scheduled for the DAY FOLLOWING admission. It is rare to have surgery the day of admission or on an "out-patient" basis. The average stay, in cases of admission for surgery, is between 3-5 days.
Students will be in contact with owners on a daily basis and some limited visitations can be arranged in some cases.