May 2019

May 7th, 2019

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

photo of Dr. Alfedo Sanchez-Londonoo

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 […]

June 2018

Jun 27th, 2018

Vet Student Awarded Prestigious Coyote Rock Ranch Scholarship

Rachel Pfeifle, a fourth-year student at Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, is among three distinguished veterinary students aspiring to careers in equine medicine selected to receive the national $75,000 Coyote Rock Ranch Veterinary Scholarship. The scholarships will be awarded by the American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundation on Dec. 3 during the AAEP’s 64th […]

Jun 14th, 2018

Vet Camp Offers Youth a Chance to Experience the Veterinary Profession

photo of students at vet camp examining a horse

Three veterinary summer camps offer youth the first-hand experience of being a veterinarian, giving some of them an early insight into a potential career field. A total of 100 students will participate in camps at the College of Veterinary Medicine, coordinated in partnership with Auburn’s Office of Professional Continuing Education. The camps are popular, booking […]

Jun 12th, 2018

Auburn Equine Veterinarian uses Acupuncture to Treat Horses for Chronic Pain, Other Conditions

Photo of Dr. Lascola performing acupuncture on a horse

An Auburn University equine veterinarian is having success treating horses with chronic pain and other conditions by using a form of integrative medicine—acupuncture. Dr. Kara Lascola, an associate professor of equine internal medicine in the Department of Clinical Sciences, says acupuncture, a key component of traditional Chinese medicine, has been used in humans for over […]

May 2018

May 23rd, 2018

Diet, Hoof Care Critical Components In Preventing And Treating Equine Laminitis

Horses love sweet feed and lush, green grass, but equine veterinarians at Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine warn that overindulgence of either can be a primary cause of a serious hoof disease known as laminitis. Laminitis is a disease that affects the feet of hoofed animals, mostly horses and cattle, and can be life […]

May 3rd, 2018

Veterinary Teaching Hospital Ranked No. 1 Among Peers by Veterinarians

The Auburn University Veterinary Teaching Hospital has been ranked No. 1 in the nation among academic veterinary teaching hospitals, according to results from a national benchmarking firm. The independent survey of 26 academic teaching hospitals across the U.S., provided results and rankings for the teaching hospital, a division of the College of Veterinary Medicine. “This […]

April 2018

Apr 24th, 2018

New Endoscope Improves Efficiency of Equine Dental Care and Education

A newly acquired equine dental endoscope by Auburn’s College of Veterinary Medicine is improving the examination and treatment of dental abnormalities in horses while also enhancing the education and skills needed by veterinary medical students. “We see a fair number of horses who are referred to the J.T. Vaughan Large Animal Teaching Hospital with dental […]

March 2018

Mar 20th, 2018

Auburn Veterinarians Perform Rare Heart Procedure on Thoroughbred Jumping Horse

photo of Moissanite undergoing examination

Veterinarians at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine have successfully conducted their first-ever procedure to correct atrial fibrillation in an equine patient, being one of only a handful of veterinary schools nationwide able to perform the procedure. Both the medical team and horse owner are excited about the results. The procedure on Moissanite, a […]

October 2017

Oct 30th, 2017

College Hosting Equine Conference Nov. 2-3, Horse Owner Event Nov. 4

Veterinarians will learn from a nationally and internationally recognized expert on equine lameness while receiving training and professional development in a variety of topic areas involving the care and well being of horses during the College of Veterinary Medicine’s 12th annual J.T. Vaughan Equine Conference Nov. 2-3. Tailored to provide up to 20 continuing education […]

August 2017

Aug 15th, 2017

Pogo the ‘Super Pony’ Overcomes Traumatic Amputation, Begins a Healing Mission

Pogo is a tiny pony—a “miniature” horse to be exact—with a very big will to live and apparently, a large destiny to fulfill. He was found by a Birmingham-based equine rescue organization this past June and brought to the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine for treatment following traumatic amputation of the left hind limb. […]