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Leah Hocquard, Class of 2025 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine student, receives her blue coat symbolizing the start of her veterinary medicine journey.
| Atlantic Veterinary College

The Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC), University of Prince Edward Island, officially welcomed a new cohort of students during the AVC-Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) Blue Coat Ceremony and Dinner at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) on Friday, October 29.

Nicholas Johnston, Class of 2022, and Julia Bland, Class of 2023, are recognized during Fall Awards and Recognition night.
| Atlantic Veterinary College

The Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC), University of Prince Edward Island, hosted its annual Fall Awards and Recognition night on Tuesday, October 26, at the College.

Dr. Robert “Bob” A. Curtis
| Atlantic Veterinary College

The Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) is pleased to announce the induction posthumously of Dr. Robert “Bob” A. Curtis (1931–2019) to the Atlantic Agricultural Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony took place on Thursday, October 21 in Truro, Nova Scotia and was attended by members of Dr. Curtis’ family, as well as Dr. Dan Hurnik, professor of swine health management, AVC at University of Prince Edward Island.

An AVC student helps an attendee get gowned and gloved like a surgeon.
| Atlantic Veterinary College

For the second year, the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) at the University of Prince Edward Island has made the decision to cancel AVC Open House.

“Open House is one of AVC’s signature events and one that we take great pride in. We know that many people look forward to this event every year, which made this decision even more difficult,” explains Dr. Greg Keefe, dean, Atlantic Veterinary College. “Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, we decided it would be best to be cautious and look to resume Open House next year.”

MPs Wayne Easter and Sean Casey watch a demonstration in a dairy research lab at AVC.
| Atlantic Veterinary College

The Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, has received approximately $1.3 million in funding from the federal government’s dairy cluster program for research projects that will benefit the dairy industry.

Winners of the 2019 AVC Dean's Awards of Excellence
| Atlantic Veterinary College

AVC honoured staff members for excellence and recognized retiring faculty and staff during its annual ice cream social on June 27.

AVC Class of 2009 at their White Coat ceremony ten years ago
| Atlantic Veterinary College

Summer is a great time to catch up with classmates and friends, and two AVC classes are celebrating anniversaries next month.

Dr. Kathryn Proudfoot
| Atlantic Veterinary College

The Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre’s fifteenth annual Animal Welfare in Practice conference, scheduled for September 20–21, will focus on dairy cow welfare assessment. Among the experts who will share their knowledge about dairy cow welfare will be keynote speaker Dr. Kathryn Proudfoot, incoming director of the SJDAWC at the Atlantic Veterinary College.

Eaglet rescue in progress
| Atlantic Veterinary College

A high-voltage transmission tower in Borden-Carleton, PEI, was the scene of a dramatic event on Wednesday, June 19. With the assistance of Fish and Wildlife PEI and Maritime Electric crews, Dr. David McRuer, wildlife health specialist with Parks Canada and an adjunct professor at AVC, removed a fledging eaglet from its nest, which was located inside the tower structure.

Members of the Chinook veterinary team in surgery
| Atlantic Veterinary College

In June 2019, the Chinook Project team travelled to northern Labrador to provide free veterinary services in Nain and  Natuashish. In all, approximately 150 medical appointments and 50 surgeries were performed.

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