Atlantic Veterinary College

Established in 1986, the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) at the University of Prince Edward Island is committed to improving the health and well-being of animals and humans through excellence in education, research, and professional service.

The College is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, and is recognized by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in the United Kingdom. This accreditation makes our doctor of veterinary medicine graduates eligible for licensure in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

AVC houses several research chairs, including a prestigious Canada Excellence Research Chair (aquatic epidemiology), and research and service centres focusing on aquatic and terrestrial animal health, veterinary epidemiology, biomedical research, animal welfare, and diagnostic testing for aquatic and land-based animals. AVC offers masters- and PhD-level graduate programs to students who are attracted to the College because of its internationally renowned research expertise.

AVC also has the only veterinary referral hospital in Atlantic Canada, seeing about 6,000 small- and large-animal cases per year, as well as ambulatory farm, equine, and aquaculture services that provide medical care to thousands of animals on farms, stables, and fish farms in the region.

Building Code: AVC
Building Number: 27
Architect: Webber Harrington Group Inc.
Year Built: 1985
Total Area: 246,332 ft2 (22,884 m2)
Structure: Concrete block, face brick, structural steel, metal siding
Primary Role/Purpose: Administrative, academic, research, food services

Named spaces:

  • 1039 South - Doug Riley Family Consultation Room
  • Sandra and Arthur Irving Community Practice Clinic
  • Sobey Lecture Theatre
  • The David W. Rodd Health Research Floor
  • The McCain Foundation Learning Commons


  • Dean’s Office (AVC)
  • Academic and Student Affairs (AVC)
  • Graduate Studies & Research (AVC)
  • Animal Resources
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Companion Animals
  • Diagnostic Services
  • Health Management
  • Pathology & Microbiology
  • Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre
  • Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH)
  • Audio Visual
  • AVC Cafeteria
  • Campus Post Office
  • Information Technology Systems and Services (ITSS)
  • Shipping & Receiving
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