About the Service
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.
What We Do
We provide on-the-farm routine healthcare as well as evaluation and treatment of lame or sick animals. Routine healthcare services provided include: Coggins testing, travel papers (health certificate or passport), annual examination, vaccination, parasite control, nutritional consultation, and dentistry. In addition to routine healthcare, the ambulatory service provides lameness and performance evaluation, podiatry, reproductive services, evaluation of medical conditions (respiratory, skin, neurologic, gastrointestinal, and ophthalmic), and field surgery services (castration, laceration repair, mass removals, etc.). The service is equipped with a digital radiography system, ultrasound, upper airway and gastric endoscopy, rehabilitation equipment, and motorized dental equipment. We also have access to additional in-house equipment and full access to JT Vaughan laboratory services. If you have questions regarding costs or services offered, please call for more information and price estimates.
The Ambulatory Service is composed of faculty who are board certified specialists in large animal internal medicine and work exclusively on the service. Additionally, one faculty member is a board certified specialist in sports medicine and rehabilitation. Resident veterinarians who are training to become specialists in either surgery or internal medicine also work on the service providing after-hours, weekend, and holiday emergency care 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.