Department of Clinical Sciences

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.

UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science Partner

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) based at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is funded by the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program. It is one of only 62 nationwide and the only CTSA in Alabama. Auburn University is a partner within the CCTS Partner Network which crosses institutional boundaries to improve human health and health care delivery. CCTS is available to assist Auburn biomedical scientists with project and proposal development at both early and late stages. The Research Commons page of the CCTS website provides numerous resources to aid in the grant process. If you would like to be added to the CCTS Biomed list serve to receive announcements about this program, contact Dr. Tom Denney (


Dr. Anne Wooldridge
Department Head
Department of Clinical Sciences

612 Hoerlein Hall
Auburn, AL 36849
(334) 844-8513