The Equine Service of the John Thomas Vaughan Large Animal Teaching Hospital at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine provide horses and their owners with compassionate, state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment from board-certified specialists in the fields of internal medicine, surgery, sports medicine, emergency and critical care medicine, anesthesia, and reproduction. Horses are evaluated at the J.T. Vaughan Large Animal Teaching Hospital, as well as within a 30-mile radius. The Equine Services’ aim to provide exceptional patient care and outstanding client satisfaction.

Colic can be a year-round issue for equine patients. Learn what signs to watch for, and then what steps to take. Watch the video on colic in horses.

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Equine Internal Medicine

 

The Equine Internal Medicine service specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of horses with a variety of clinical conditions. The service provides diagnostic evaluations, hospitalization, and intensive care management of horses needing 24-hour therapy, diagnosis and treatment of emergency conditions, and routine preventative health care. The aim of the equine internal medicine service is to provide the horses with outstanding care and to provide their owners with compassionate, exceptional service. Learn more about the Equine Internal Medicine Service.

 

Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery

 

The Equine Service of the John Thomas Vaughan Large Animal Teaching Hospital at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine provide horses and their owners with compassionate, state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment from board-certified specialists in the fields of internal medicine, surgery, sports medicine, emergency and critical care medicine, anesthesia, and reproduction. Learn more about Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery.

 

Theriogenology (Animal Reproduction)

 

The Equine Theriogenology service provides care and management of all aspects of assisted equine reproduction. The service operates at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine Equine Reproduction Center. Learn more about the Equine Theriogenology Service.

 

Equine Ambulatory

 

The Auburn University Ambulatory service provides on-the-farm primary and emergency care to horses within a 35 mile radius of the JT Vaughan Large Animal Teaching Hospital. Appointments are available Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., while emergency service is provided 24 hours a day, year round. Learn more about the Equine Ambulatory s
Service.

 

Equine Emergency and Critical Care

 

The Equine Emergency and Critical Care Service is dedicated to providing for the emergency medical needs of horses in the southeast region. Our board certified specialists and technical staff are committed to excellence in the care of critically ill equine patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The fully equipped JT Vaughan Large Animal Teaching Hospital allows for the highest standard of care for our clients’ horses, day or night, as well as excellence in teaching for our veterinary students. Learn more about the Equine Emergency and Critical Care Service.

 

Large Animal Anesthesia

 

The Large Animal Anesthesia Service specializes in anesthetic management and pain management for all large animal species including horses, cattle, sheep, goats, llamas, alpacas and pigs. The service provides detailed animal evaluations prior to anesthesia, and comprehensive anesthetic management and monitoring during anesthesia. The goal of the Large Animal Anesthesia Service is to provide animals with excellent patient care and to provide their owners with compassionate, exceptional service. Learn more about the Large Animal Anesthesia Service.

 

Infection Control

 

Faculty/Specialists

Dr. Andrea Perkins, MPH, PhD

 

Equine Diagnostic Imaging

 

Faculty/Specialists

Dr. Robert Cole, DVM, DACVR, Diplomate