How can we best prepare our students to become future veterinarians while at the same time providing state-of-the-art care for our animal patients? In the Department of Clinical Sciences, that question defines the mission at the center of everything we do. It is a mission that includes both playing an integral part in the education of future veterinarians as well as in the treatment of animals at the Auburn University Teaching Hospital.
Faculty are dedicated to classroom and laboratory teaching as well as the clinical training of DVM students, interns and residents through the specialty services in the Wilford and Kate Bailey Small Animal Teaching Hospital — one of the nation’s leading medical facilities for small animal health care, treating more than 13,000 patients each year — and the John Thomas Vaughan Large Animal Teaching Hospital, where advancements in internal medicine and surgical techniques, an internationally recognized faculty and a comprehensive consultation program keep Auburn on the cutting edge of large animal surgery and medicine. A majority of faculty members are board certified in their clinical specialty.