Auburn Veterinary Specialists – Gulf Shores

A satellite of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Small Animal Teaching Hospital, Auburn Veterinary Specialists – Gulf Shores anchors the Auburn University Educational Complex in Gulf Shores, Alabama, providing specialty veterinary services to the Gulf Coast region and educational opportunities for Auburn veterinary students.

The center operates as a referral-only facility offering dermatology, internal medicine, ophthalmology and surgery services, utilizing advanced diagnostic imaging including on-site CT and MRI. The facility also provides an educational function as fourth-year Auburn veterinary students participate in elective two-week clinical rotations.



Auburn Veterinary Specialists – Gulf Shores accepts referral cases related to dermatology, internal medicine, ophthalmology and surgery. Our clinicians, technicians and staff work with the referring veterinarian and pet owners to diagnose and manage a variety of disorders. Veterinarians can refer cases through our Online Referral Form or call (251) 227-8480.

Specialty Services Offered


  • Allergies (environmental, food, flea, contact)
  • Ear disease
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Skin infections (bacterial, fungal, viral)
  • Parasitic infestations
  • Endocrinopathies (hypothyroidism and hyperadrenocorticism)
  • Congenital and inherited diseases
  • Skin growths and neoplasia
  • Advanced diagnostics including CT and MRI imaging, video otoscopy, and intradermal allergy testing


  • Abdominal
  • Thoracic
  • Neurologic
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Head/Neck
  • Orthopedics
  • Skin, Reconstructive, Oncologic

Internal Medicine

  • Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Ultrasound
  • Blood Transfusion
  • IMHA case management
  • Endocrine, gastrointestinal and immune-mediated diseases


  • Corneal ulcers
  • Dry Eye
  • Eyelid abnormalities
  • Inflammation of the eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Tumors
  • Cataracts
  • Retinal diseases
  • Electroretinography
  • Ocular ultrasound
  • Microsurgery 
  • Eye certification for purebred dogs
Explore the Gulf Shores Facilities

Meet the Team

Veterinary Support Staff

Sara N. Kohl

Sara N. Henson, R.T.(R)(ARRT),
Radiologic Technologist

Shelby Callaway

Shelby Callaway, LVT

Kimberly Karisny

Kimberly Karisny

Stephanie S. Porter

Stephanie S. Porter, LVT

Sarah Perry

Sarah Perry

Jessica Gammons

Jessica Gammons

Ashley Hollingsworth,
Practice Manager

Jessica M. Rhodes

Jessica M. Rhodes,
Customer Service Representative

Lori R. Weatherly

Lori R. Weatherly,
Customer Service Representative


Phone: (251) 227-8480

Mailing Address:
Auburn Veterinary Specialists – Gulf Shores
Auburn University Educational Complex
21541 Coastal Gateway Boulevard
(County Road 8)
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

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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