Research at AVC
The Atlantic Veterinary College is a leading research institute known around the world for its world class researchers and highly collaborative spirit. Driven by the desire to make a difference in our communities, AVC researchers are making significant contributions to advancing scientific knowledge.
Home to the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Aquatic Epidemiology, AVC’s research represents an exciting intersection of animal health, human health, the environment and public health. We are a cornerstone of Prince Edward Island’s thriving bioscience industry that has developed an impressive concentration of global research strengths at our doorstep.
We are known around the world for our expertise in:
- aquatic animal health
- veterinary epidemiology
- biomedical research
- animal health and welfare
- comparative biomedical sciences
- infectious disease
- public health
AVC Centres of Research Expertise
Centre for Veterinary Epidemiological Research (CVER)
CVER is a centre of expertise established in March 2007. The breadth and depth of expertise within CVER (including the Centre for Regulatory Veterinary Epidemiology Network) make it one of the world’s leading population health epidemiological research centres.
Aquatic Virology Collaborating Centre
The strategic vision for the UPEI Aquatic Virology Collaborating Centre (AqVCC) is to consolidate work on aquatic viruses, and expand the research base within UPEI so as to receive recognition internally as well as externally.
Centre for Aquatic Health Sciences
The Centre for Aquatic Health Sciences at the Atlantic Veterinary College is an academic centre of expertise in finfish health research.
Maritime Quality Milk
MQM focuses on milk quality and Johne’s disease research, the primary health priorities of the Dairy Farmers of Canada.
Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative
The Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative is a collection of highly qualified people within a cross-Canada network of partners and collaborators dedicated to wildlife health.
Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre
The Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre (SJDAWC) was launched in September 2000 where it started life in 1994 as the Animal Welfare Unit.
Research Services at AVC
Through the Atlantic Veterinary College’s various Centres of Research Expertise, we are able to carry out innovative research and provide research-related services to industry, private companies, and collaborative partners. Other research related services exist through AVC Diagnostic Services, Toxicology & Analytical Services, and AVC's Specific Pathogen Free Laboratory. Being a modern, well-equipped facility ensures that AVC is able to offer state-of-the-art services to its clients.
From conducting diagnostic testing for clients around the world to developing molecular modeling and compound screening for pharmaceutical and nutriceutical industries, the Atlantic Veterinary College is sought out for its research capabilities.
For complete information on UPEI's research capability and accomplishments, visit UPEI's Research Services website.