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How To Give
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Your Development Team
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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 orthopaedic service is appropriately trained, equipped and staffed to handle all manner of small animal orthopedic problems. Arthroscopic surgery is available for selected problems.
Screening of juvenile dogs (6-12 months old) for early diagnosis of juvenile diseases (e.g. hip dysplasia, OCD, FCP, UAP, etc.) is also available.
Cases of neurologic etiology should be sent to AU's Neurology service. If the etiology is unclear, please discuss the case with a senior clinician from one or both services prior to referral.
Initiating a Referral
Appointments are available Mondays and Wednesdays.
Referring veterinarians should contact us at 334-844-4690 for available appointments or use the online referral form provided.
Making an Emergency Referral
Emergency cases may be referred by talking with clinician presently in charge of the orthopedic service. Please indicate to the telephone receptionist that it is an emergency.
What about work completed prior to referral?
General information requested from the referring veterinarian includes date and type of vaccinations, heartworm status, other health problems, medications currently prescribed (including dose and frequency), results of any laboratory test, etc.
Information specific to the reason for referral should include the owner's complaint, date of onset, your findings, specifics of any treatment, medications (including dose, frequency and duration), and response to treatment or medications.
Trauma cases should have appropriate emergency care (airway, breathing, cardiovascular, shock treatment, etc.) and the patient stabilized prior to being transported. A chest radiograph is recommended. Evaluation of voluntary urination, response to pinching medial and lateral toes (withdrawl only vs. cognitive response) and response to pinching the anus is requested.
DRUGS THAT AFFECT THE PATIENT'S NEUROLOGIC SYSTEM OR MASK THE CLINICAL SIGNS SHOULD NOT BE IN THE SYSTEM AT THE TIME OF THE APPOINTMENT. These medications severely affect our ability to make a diagnosis and/or assess the neurologic integrity of the patient. NSAID's (aspirin, Rimadyl, EtoGesic, etc.) should be withheld at least 24-48 hours prior to the appointment. Narcotics, steroids and other analgesics, sedatives, tranquilizers and anti-inflammatory drugs should be withheld for a time appropriate for the specific drug to no longer be effective when the case arrives at Auburn.
Important Owner Information About Referral
Cases are seen to make a diagnosis (or tenative diagnosis) and advise the owner's of their options. If the owners arrive on time, the appointment usually takes about 1 hour. Initial costs are $60-$150, with a specific estimate for additional diagnostics and treatment given at the end of the examination.
Most dogs requiring surgery are admitted the same day if the client wishes. Non-trauma cases are typically hospitalized for 3-5 days. Some trauma cases (e.g. hit by car, gunshot, etc.) may require extended hospitalization