Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Welcome to the Office of Academic and Student Affairs. AVC is well known for its outstanding education and learning experiences within a tightly-knit, supportive community. We take great pride in combining the most advanced technologies with the basic principles of individual student attention and respect to create a positive and interactive learning environment. At AVC we know each of our students by name.

The four-year DVM program prepares students to meet the needs of animal health care in Canada and around the world. Emphasis during the first year is on form and function of normal animals. Second year introduces students to disease processes, agents, and treatments, as well as clinical applications. Third year focuses on clinical studies of common domestic species, and expands on population medicine principles. A number of elective opportunities are also available in the third year to allow students flexibility according to their chosen career path. In the fourth year, courses consist of core and elective clinical rotations. Students have more than 50 clinical rotations to choose from, including internal medicine, surgery, anesthesiology, diagnostic services, diagnostic imaging, farm service, equine ambulatory service, wildlife health, aquaculture health, cardiology, theriogenology, and client communications.

The Atlantic Veterinary College is fully accredited by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association and American Veterinary Medical Association, and is recognized by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Our well regarded graduates are eligible for licensure in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. Our graduates consistently achieve high success rates in licensing examinations and have excellent employment opportunities worldwide.

For more information about applying to our program, please visit the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Applications and Admissions page for complete details.

Dr. Leigh Lamont
DVM, MS, Diplomate AVCA
Associate Dean, Academic and Student Affairs
Atlantic Veterinary College


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