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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 Ophthalmology service sees referrals for a variety of ocular disorders. Although the primary caseload consists of canine and feline patients, the ophthalmology service also consults on equine and food animal cases at the Auburn University Large Animal Teaching Hospital.
Initiating a Referral
Referring veterinarians should contact us at 334-844-4690 for available appointments, or use the online referral form provided.
Making an Emergency Referral
An attending clinician will attempt to accommodate same day emergency referrals of true ophthalmic emergencies. Referring veterinarians should contact the reception desk and indicate that consultation on an urgent case is requested. Please ask to speak with the resident or intern on ophthalmology emergency duty. You will be put into contact with an attending clinician as soon as possible.
What about work completed prior to referral?
A completed referral form and case summary is essential to documenting an accurate history on referral cases. We request that you include a detailed history of clinical signs, progression of disease, treatments prescribed, and response to treatment. Please also include background health history on the animal such as vaccination history, results of recent heartworm testing, and information on the overall health. Many of our patients are referred for evaluation for possible cataract surgery. If recent bloodwork (namely witin the past two months) has been performed at your clinic, please include it with your referral information. We also recommend starting topical prednisolone acetate (1%) in the affected eye(s) two times a day for a minimum of three weeks prior to the first exam at Auburn.
Important Owner Information About Referral
We are a teaching hospital and every attempt is made to coordinate optimal patient care and maximal teaching exposure for our students. Veterinary students play an integral role in the care of each patient seen by the Ophthalmology service. The students will maintain telephone contact with owners on a daily basis. Diagnostics and therapeutics on each case, however, are managed by a veterinarian.
Therapeutic options are more specifically addressed after assessment during the initial ophthalmic exam. Obviously, the ultimate costs to the owner 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 deposit of 50% of the estimate. The remainder of the accrued charges will be collected upon discharge from the hospital.
Please remind your clients to restrict food after midnight the night prior to their appointment. There is no need to restrict water.