Clinical Services

Out of an abundance of caution due to confirmed HPAI (bird flu) cases in the state of Alabama and resultant directives by state officials, until further notice the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and Auburn Raptor Center will not accept any sick or injured wild birds for treatment. Precautions are being taken to protect resident and patient raptors currently housed at the center, with educational programming and scheduled tours continuing as planned.

Please do not touch or attempt to move injured, deceased or sick wild birds and do not transport the animal for treatment. In the event you or someone you know locates a deceased, injured or sick bird of any species, contact the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division at (334) 242-3469 for additional information. It is very important that the wild bird not be removed from the location at which it is found to limit the potential spread of HPAI.

Additional information about HPAI in Alabama and the current national situation can be found on the ADCNR or CDC websites.

Here in the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, we are committed to providing compassionate leading-edge veterinary care for both small and large animals across four state-of-the-art facilities. Serving clients throughout Alabama and neighboring states, our patients benefit from the combined expertise of board-certified specialists and nationally renowned faculty, working alongside residents, interns, veterinary students and veterinary technicians within a team-based approach to patient health care.

A variety of resources are provided for you throughout this website, to help you prepare for your visit and learn more about our operations. From learning about the mission of the college, to completing some necessary paperwork before you arrive, we aim to set a positive foundation for a high-quality experience for both you and your animal. We look forward to working alongside you and your referring veterinarian to meet the comprehensive medical needs of your animal.

Current Hospital Operations Status

Meet the Team

Dr. Baird

A. Nickie Baird, DVM, MS, DACVS
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs

Robert Crabtree
Hospital Administrator

Amy Aston
Lead Admin Assistant

Marianna Spiotta
Client Social Worker

Nancy Wagner
Client Advocate

Amy Wiley
Client Services Manager


Office of Clinical Affairs: (334) 844-6003

Small Animal Hospital: (334) 844-4690

Large Animal Hospital: (334) 844-4490

Veterinary Clinic: (334) 844-9966

Gulf Shores Veterinary Specialist: (251) 227-8480

Pay Invoice Online

All fees are due at time of service. Hospitalizations require a deposit at intake equal to half of the high estimate with remaining balance due at discharge. Owners will be notified of revised estimates due to additional necessary treatments or if additional charges for lab work, etc. are incurred after discharge. Payment accepted in the form of cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover. Contact our Billing Office at (334) 844-4690 with any questions about your bill or for CareCredit assistance.

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15 diagnostic laboratories
45,900+ patient encounters in 2021
4 state-of-the-art clinical facilities