Community Outreach and Awards

AVC Community Workshop Series

Offered biannually, the AVC Community Workshop Series provides the public with practical information about animals and their health. Faculty and staff presenters share their expertise in animal health and welfare with the community.

AVC Open House

On the last Saturday in September each year, we throw open the doors to the public during our annual AVC Open House, offering people of all ages—from babes in arms to seniors—an interactive and fun behind-the-scenes look at veterinary medicine. Attracting approximately 2,500 people annually, this student-organized event is one of the largest open houses in Atlantic Canada.

Alumni Awards and Recognition

UPEI recognizes its outstanding alumni through various events and awards.

Read about our various alumni awards: Distinguished Alumni Award, Inspiring Young Alumni Award, and the UPEI Alumni Association Legacy Award.

Atlantic Award of Excellence in Veterinary Medicine and Animal Care

Established in 2005, this annual award recognizes excellence in veterinary medicine and animal care in Atlantic Canada.

Past recipients include:

  • Dr. Ross K. Ainslie (2005)
  • Dr. George Irving (2006)
  • Dr. Bud Ings (2009)
  • Dr. Hubert Bennett (2010)
  • Dr. James Goltz (2011)
  • Dr. Bert Stevenson (2012)
  • Dr. Jim Berry (2013)
  • Dr. Ernie Prowse (2014)
  • Dr. Hugh Whitney (2015)
  • Dr. Alice Crook (2016)
  • Dr. Helene Van Doninck (2017)
  • Dr. Étienne Côté (2018)
  • Dr. Eric Carnegy (2019)
  • Dr. Gary Conboy (2021) 

A call for nominations will be issued in early December each year. The deadline for applications is January 31.

Atlantic Veterinary College

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