Atlantic Veterinary College

One of five veterinary colleges in Canada, the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) is the only institution offering in Atlantic Canada educating doctors of veterinary medicine. Since our first class graduated in 1990, AVC has been a fully accredited college and has experienced remarkable success and growth.


In March, the University Senate had to make the difficult decision to postpone the May Convocation ceremonies due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are all disappointed that we are unable to celebrate this milestone in person right now, but we are excited to recognize the Class of 2020 in other ways!

View this message from the Dean of Veterinary Medicine and the interim Dean of Graduate Studies to the Class of 2020.

Over 1,700 graduates from AVC now work in private practice, academia, research, government, and industry around the world.

We take great pride in providing our students with an excellent education in veterinary medicine. Because of our small size, we get to know our students by name while offering them world-class opportunities. We are focused on fostering innovation and academic excellence. Guided by our mission as stated below, we are educating future leaders in veterinary medicine and research.

AVC’s Mission

AVC is committed to improving the health and welfare of animals and humans through excellence in education, discovery, professional practice and dedicated service to Atlantic Canada, our nation, and the world.

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Due to COVID-19, UPEI "in-person" events have been cancelled or postponed until at least July 31, 2020.

For more information about UPEI's response to the pandemic, visit our COVID-19 information page that features FAQs and messages to the community.

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