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.
Emergency services at the Auburn University Large and Small Animal Veterinary Teaching Hospitals operate 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, including holidays. It is important to call the hospital emergency phone number listed below for either the large or small hospital before arrival when transporting an animal for emergency care. When possible, it is recommended to first contact your veterinarian to request assistance through referral of your case directly through the on-duty clinician. This is not required but can help to streamline the triage and treatment process. Phone numbers and GPS addresses are listed below for both the large and small animal emergency units.
Bailey Small Animal Teaching Hospital Emergency Services
Dogs, cats, exotics, avian (domestic/companion animals)
Emergency Phone: (334) 844-4690
GPS Address: 1220 Wire Rd, Auburn, AL 36832
Vaughan Large Animal Teaching Hospital Emergency Services
Equine, livestock/farm animals
Emergencies Phone: (334) 844-4490
GPS Address: 1550 Wire Rd. Auburn, AL 36832
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.