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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 internal medicine service seeks referrals in the areas of cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology,infectious disease, nutrition, respiratory medicine, and urology. For many cases that may ultimately require surgery, it may be appropriate to initiate a referral with the internal medicine service for assessment.
Diagnostic procedures performed by the internal medicine service include endoscopy, bronchoscopy, electrocardiography, feeding tube placement, endocrine testing, and tru-cut biopsy Internal medicine referral cases requiring diagnostic imaging procedures, such as ultrasonography, contrast radiography, nuclear medicine, CT, MRI are coordinated through the radiology service.
Consultations are also available from the dermatology, surgical, neurology, ophthamology, and oncology services.
Initiating a Referral Appointment
Referring veterinarians should contact us at 334-844-4690 for available appointments, or use the online referral form provided. If a timely appointment is not available, special arrangements can sometimes be made on a case by case basis at the discretion of the attending clinician. In such cases, an attending clinician will contact the referring veterinarian by telephone to discuss the case and possible arrangements.
Making an Emergency Referral
An attending clinician will attempt to accommodate same day emergency referrals of genuine medical emergencies. Referring veterinarians should contact the appointments desk and indicate that a same day referral is requested. You will be put in contact with an attending clinician as soon as possible.
What about work completed prior to referral?
Generally, initial screening blood work (CBC, biochemical profile, urinalysis, HWT, FeLV/FIV, T4) and survey radiography should be completed prior to referral. Copies of radiographs, laboratory and histopathology reports help expedite the referral process and minimize duplication of diagnostic tests.
Along with this information, a completed referral form and case summary should accompany the referral.
In most cases, it is desirable to have owners withhold food on the morning of appointment day.
Important Owner Information About Referral
The internal medicine service seldom completes a diagnostic work-up in a single day. Therefore, most referral cases are hospitalized for 24 to 72 hours during which time diagnostic tests are performed.
Therapeutic options are more specifically addressed after assessment of the diagnostic work-up. Some owners wish to remain in Auburn during the period of their pet’s hospitalization and stay at one of several area hotels. Daily visitations are generally encouraged but may be limited by their pet’s medical condition.
Students will maintain telephone contact with owners on a daily basis.
Obviously, the ultimate costs to owners will depend on the extent of the pet’s problems and the diagnostic and therapeutic procedures conducted. At the initial visit we will make every attempt to provide an estimate of the diagnostic work-up and owners will be asked to leave a 50% deposit of this estimate. Costs for further therapy will be discussed in detail at the time a diagnosis is made and may require an additional deposit. Typically, an internal medicine diagnostic work-up estimate ranges from $400.00 to $750.00.
Estimates for further therapy vary considerably with the underlying disease process.