Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine’s John Thomas Vaughan Large Animal Teaching Hospital provides state-of-the-art veterinary care and serves as a referral hospital and community practice facility to residents throughout Alabama and neighboring states. With board-certified specialists and a nationally renowned faculty, clients of the teaching hospital benefit from the combined expertise of faculty specialists, residents, interns, DVM students and veterinary technicians utilizing a team-based approach to patient health care.
The facility bears the name of legendary equine veterinarian Dr. J.T. Vaughan. For more than 60 years, Dr. Vaughan has been associated with Auburn veterinary medicine, earning a DVM in 1955 and earning the rank of the fifth dean of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. The department has earned both national and international reputations in reproduction, surgery, internal medicine, lameness evaluation, and large animal therapeutics. While the primary goal is to prepare students for entry into large animal clinical practice, Auburn also prepares veterinarians for specialty practice, post-graduate education, academics, and research.
Dr. Lindsey Boone received her DVM from the University of Georgia in 2008. She afterwards completed an internship in large animal medicine and surgery at Texas A&M University in 2009, and then completed a large animal surgery residency at the University of Georgia in 2012. Following her residency, Dr. Boone served as a large animal clinical instructor in Equine Surgery at the University of Georgia from 2012-2013 while completing her Ph.D. in physiology and pharmacology from the University of Georgia in 2013. She then became an associate surgeon in a large equine sports medicine and surgery referral practice in Tryon, N.C., prior to joining the equine faculty at Auburn. Dr. Boone was board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2015.
Reid Hanson , DVM, DACVS, DACVECC
Dr. Hanson graduated with honors from the University of Georgia with a double major in biology and animal science in 1979, all while serving as a scholarship athlete in swimming. He earned the DVM at the University of Georgia in 1983. He completed an equine medicine and surgery internship at Cornell University in 1984, and completed his residency in equine surgery at the University of Florida in 1987. Dr. Hanson was an assistant professor in large animal surgery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine from 1987-1990. He gained invaluable experience as an equine surgeon and practitioner in Charlottesville, Virginia for two years working on sport and race horses. He joined the surgical faculty at Auburn University in 1992, and is currently a Professor of Equine Surgery and Lameness.