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With board-certified specialists and a nationally recognized faculty, Auburn provides a comprehensive range of veterinary services for your animal at the level only rivaled at a university medical center.
Cutting-edge animal health care, clinical trials to develop new, safe, and effective treatments, and the most advanced training availble to veterinarians, benefit not only the residents of Alabama, but our nation and our world.
Strong relationships with referring veterinarians foster the very best care for both patients and clients. Challenging cases that require comprehensive diagnostics, imaging or therapies are sent to the hospital by your family verinarian. This relationship ensures that animals receive the benefit of the latest clinical trials, research and treatment protocols available.
The College of Veterinary Medicine prides itself in meeting the needs of not only its students, but one of its greatest assets- its employees. Resources available here are aimed at providing a comprehensive guide to meeting employee needs, and include information such as the Student/Faculty Directory, Media Resources, Campus Safety Procedures, IIT, etc.
From the early work of Dr. Charles Allen Cary more than a century ago, to the development of some of the world's most advanced veterinary programs, Auburn has influenced the character and scope of veterinary medicine.
The country's seventh oldest veterinary school and the oldest in the South, Auburn today boasts one of the nation's preeminent institutions for research, teaching, diagnosis, and treatment in many specialties of small and large animal medicine.
All activities associated with students in the professional veterinary degree program are coordinated through the College of Veterinary Medicine Office of Academic Affairs. These activities include, but are not limited to:
The oncology service seeks referrals of patients with previously diagnosed or suspected neoplasia.
Diagnostic procedures performed by the oncology service include surgical biopsy, ultrasound guided biopsy, and cytological sample collection. Patients requiring surgical, medical (chemotherapy), or radiation therapy are also treated by the oncology service.
Consultations are provided to the other clinical services of the Small Animal Teaching Hospital.
Making a Referral
Referring veterinarians should contact us at 334-844-4690 for available appointments or use the online referral form provided. If a timely appointment is not available, special arrangements can sometimes be made on a case by case basis at the discretion of the attending clinician. In such cases, an attending clinician will contact the referring veterinarian by telephone to discuss the case and possible arrangements.
Referring an Emergency Case ASAP
An attending clinician will attempt to accommodate same day emergency referrals of genuine medical emergencies either through the oncology service or through the emergency/critical care service.
Referring veterinarians should contact the appointment desk and indicate that a same day referral is requested. You will be put in contact with an attending clinician as soon as possible.
What about work completed prior to referral?
Recent blood work (within last week), 3 view chest radiographs, other imaging modality reports or films, and cytology or histopathology reports should accompany referral of patients with previously diagnosed neoplasia. Unfortunately, ultrasound and CT scans must often be repeated due to the dynamic nature of ultrasound imaging and the need for specialized positioning and landmarks for CT radiation treatment planning. Sometimes ultrasounds and CT scans are best delayed until the patient can be seen by our service to avoid duplication of costly tests.
For all referral cases, a completed referral form and case summary should accompany the referral. An on-line referral form is available at the bottom of this page for convenience.
In most cases, it is desirable to have owners withhold food on the morning of appointment day, but water up until admission is fine.
Important Owner Information About Referral
Generally, a diagnostic work-up is performed over a two to three day period and typical costs range from $600 to $1500, depending on the tests required and scheduling through the various services within the hospital. We cannot guarantee that all tests can be performed the same day, even if we attempt to schedule tests when an initial appointment is made, since emergency cases may require triage and postponement of patients with less immediately life-threatening issues.
Surgical oncology patients are usually scheduled through the oncology service, but the surgeon is only available certain weekdays. Surgeries may be scheduled the next week after initial diagnostics are completed. Other surgeries may be coordinated through our Soft Tissue Surgery service.
Owners wishing to pursue chemotherapy through the oncology service will be asked to schedule outpatient appointments on Monday-Friday mornings. Outpatient chemotherapy visits are usually completed within 4 to 6 hours.
Full-course radiation therapy occurs on Mondays-Fridays for 16-18 consecutive treatments. Outpatient scheduling (2 to 4 hours per visit) or hospitalization options are available for radiation therapy patients. Costs for a full course of radiation therapy range between $4000 and $4500 depending on the number of treatments recommended and the number of hospitalization days. Shorter courses (daily for a few days or weekly for a few treatments) are sometimes utilized for palliation (pain control without eradicating the tumor) at a cost of around $1500. Sedation is required for radiation treatments.