Equine Service

The Equine Service team of the Auburn University Large Animal Teaching Hospital provides horses and their owners with compassionate care and cutting-edge diagnosis and treatment. Our mission is to provide our patients with the highest quality care and our clients outstanding service, while providing hands-on clinical training for our DVM students, residents and interns. Our board-certified specialists and skilled veterinary technicians are expertly trained in the fields of internal medicine, surgery, sports medicine, emergency and critical care, anesthesia and reproduction. Horses can be evaluated at the J.T. Vaughan Large Animal Teaching Hospital or on-site for clients located within a 30-mile radius.

Specialized equipment:

  • Digital radiography
  • Video endoscopy
  • Traditional and StandingComputed tomography (CT)
  • Ultrasonography
  • Lameness LocatorĀ®
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Transvenous Electrical Cardioversion (TVEC)
  • Radiation therapy (linear accelerator)
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Echocardiography
  • Arthroscopy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Thoracoscopy
  • FoAlertĀ® birth monitoring system

Equine Diagnostic Imaging

Equine Ophthalmology

The Equine Ophthalmology service provides state of the art evaluation and treatment of all types of ocular (eye) and adnexal (tissue surrounding the eye and orbit) lesions or diseases. Routine ophthalmic examinations, medical and surgical disease management are available year-round by appointment between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and after-hours emergency service is provided 24-hours a day, year-round. Learn more about the Equine Ophthalmology Service.

Infection Control

The infection control specialist is responsible for implementation of evidence-based practices to prevent the entry and/or spread of infectious agents to animals, people, or the surrounding environment within the hospital setting. Collaboration occurs with all services on educational and training activities, policy and protocol development, and information dissemination.

Learn more about Colic

Colic can be a year-round issue for equine patients. Learn what signs to watch for, and then what steps to take.