AVC Summer Academy

Applications for 2017 have closed. Information about next year's AVC Summer Academy will be updated in February 2018.

The Atlantic Veterinary College is pleased to offer our popular Summer Academy for high school graduates, undergraduate students, and university graduates interested in pursuing a degree in veterinary medicine. The College's Summer Academy provides students an exceptional opportunity to explore the profession in a hands-on, authentic way.

Students at the AVC Summer Academy will interact with the College's faculty, staff and students through a variety of instructional approaches including classroom lectures, labs, and hands-on sessions, all of which serve to expose students to the profession of veterinary medicine. The students' experience is further enhanced through an educational off-campus field trip.

Download the draft schedule for the 2017 AVC Summer Academy (207 KB PDF)

Students will also have the opportunity to attend sessions on the admission process, financial aid and how to improve their interview skills.

AVC Summer Academy is scheduled for Sunday, August 6 to Friday, August 11, 2017. The application deadline is Friday, June 2, 2017. Applications will not be processed if received after the deadline or if incomplete. Applications will not be accepted by phone or fax.


  • Students who are currently enrolled in a university 
  • Students who have been accepted into a university
  • University graduates
  • Non-residents are encouraged to apply

In order to offer the program, a minimum of 15 students is required. A maximum of 24 students will be chosen to attend the Academy.

Program participants must have a minimum B+, 77% or GPA 3.3 to be considered.


AVC Summer Academy fees are $550 + 15% HST ($632.50 Cdn) and include tuition, program materials, field trip and lab fees, and an AVC Summer Academy tee-shirt. 

Fees may be paid by cheque or money order in Canadian funds and only apply to confirmed attendees.

Applications must include a $25.00 Cdn non-refundable deposit which, if chosen to attend, will be deducted from the balance.

Refunds of fees less the $25.00 Cdn non-refundable deposit will apply if notified no later than Friday, July 7, 2017. No refunds will be issued after July 7, 2017.

Important dates to remember

  • Friday, June 2: deadline for receipt of applications
  • Week of June 5-9: notification sent by email
  • Friday, June 16: confirmation of attendance due
  • Tuesday, July 4: payment due
  • Sunday, August 7: Academy starts!


AVC Summer Academy is a day program only. Attendees may choose to arrange their own accommodations and meals or they have an option to stay in a UPEI residence with meals provided at the Wanda Wyatt Dining Hall. Attendees under 18 years of age are not permitted to stay in residence unless accompanied by an adult. For information on other Prince Edward Island accommodations, please see www.peiplay.com or call 1-800-463-4PEI.

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