photo of Dr. Alfedo Sanchez-Londonoo

Sanchez-Londono joins Equine Field Service at Auburn’s College of Veterinary Medicine

Alfredo Sanchez-Londono, DVM, has joined the Equine Field Service with the J.T. Vaughan Large Animal Hospital at Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

Sanchez-Londono – who earned his veterinary medicine degree from Universidad de La Salle in Bogota, Colombia – joined Auburn in April. He comes from a 14-year stint with the Veterinary Field Service at Tufts University in Woodstock, Connecticut. Prior to that, he was with Purdue University where he completed his foreign student required programs and received the certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). While at Purdue, he also completed a combined Large Animal Medicine and Surgery internship, a Large Animal Internal Medicine residency and a master’s degree. He is board certified as a Large Animal Diplomate by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM).

“I have loved horses since I was a child,” he said. “Once I got into veterinary medicine, it was just a natural flow for me to focus my interest on horses.”

Sanchez-Londono is especially interested in equine respiratory diseases, equine neonatology and equine neurology. His clinical interests are focused in Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS) and Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID). His teaching experience includes equine dermatology, tick-borne diseases, dentistry, pre-purchase examinations, equine reproduction/mare and foal health care, and preventative medicine.

As an associate clinical professor, he will work with veterinary students in the Equine Field Service, alongside Jennifer Taintor, DVM. The two will lead the program serving present clients, while also working to expand the program.

“The Equine Field Service is a teaching program as well as a veterinary medicine clinical program,” Sanchez-Londono said. “Veterinary students work with the horses and the clients, and Dr. Taintor and I supervise while teaching both the students and the horse owner,” he said.

The service provides on-the-farm primary and emergency care within a 35-mile radius of the J.T. Vaughan Large Animal Teaching Hospital. Appointments are available Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., while after-hours and holiday emergency service is provided 24 hours a day, year round.

“We provide on-the-farm routine healthcare as well as evaluation and treatment of lame or sick animals,” Sanchez-Londono said.

Routine healthcare services include: Coggins testing; travel papers such as health certificate or passport; annual examination; vaccination; parasite control; nutritional consultation; and dentistry. In addition to routine healthcare, the service provides lameness and performance evaluation, podiatry, evaluation of medical conditions such as respiratory, skin, neurologic, gastrointestinal and ophthalmic issues; and field surgery services. The service is equipped with a digital radiography system, ultrasound, endoscopy and motorized dental equipment.

“We also have access to additional in-house equipment and full access to JT Vaughan laboratory services,” Sanchez-Londono said.

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Mitch Emmons, emmonmb@auburn.edu