Atlantic Veterinary College

One of five veterinary colleges in Canada, the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) is the only institution 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.


AVMA Council on Education logoThe accrediting body for Canadian Colleges of Veterinary Medicine is the Council on Education (COE) of the American and Canadian Veterinary Medical Associations (AVMA and CVMA, respectively). The most recent site visit by the COE at the Atlantic Veterinary College occurred in September 2017 and our program was granted the status of Full Accreditation for the maximum period of seven years with no deficiencies. Our program is also fully accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in the United Kingdom.

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Our highly sought-after graduates are eligible for licensure in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, and consistently achieve high success rates in their licensing examinations.

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.

"Veterinary medicine is a super-interesting puzzle with many creative solutions."

UPEI veterinary medicine student Anam in an indoor paddock
UPEI veterinary medicine student Anam in an outdoor paddock
UPEI veterinary student Anam brushing a brown horse
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UPEI veterinary medicine student Anam in an indoor paddock

Meet Anam, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) student. After graduating next year, Anam hopes to complete an internship at a busy equine practice and a residency in sports medicine and rehabilitation with a focus on equine patients.

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