Referring Veterinarians

The Atlantic Veterinary College works in partnership with many of Atlantic Canada's Veterinary professionals to deliver the best care possible to clients and their animals. Veterinarians actively refer patient cases to the AVC Veterinary Teaching Hospital for specialty services and care.

Referrals can be scheduled by calling the Small Animal Hospital at (902) 566-0950 or Large Animal Hospital at (902) 566-0999.

To refer a case to AVC’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital, please:

  • Call to set up your appointment,
  • Complete the patient referral form, and
  • Fax the form to (902) 628-4321.

Cases will be assigned to a clinician in the most appropriate specialty. Please note that a case may be transferred to another clinician within the hospital to ensure the best possible care for an animal. As a teaching hospital, veterinary students will be actively involved in each case.

Upon admission, the referring veterinarian will be notified by fax that their patient has been admitted. When a patient is discharged, the clinician will send a summary of the diagnosis, results of any tests performed and treatments given. Treatment instructions are sent home with the client, if applicable. A copy of the discharge instructions are given to the client and sent to the referring veterinarian. If there are questions concerning the case, the referring veterinarian should contact the Veterinary Teaching Hospital during business hours.

Radiograph Referrals

AVC’s Radiology Department within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital provides a referral film reading service for practicing veterinarians. Referring veterinarians are asked to package the films in an appropriately sized reinforced envelope and send them by courier to:

Radiology Department
AVC Veterinary Teching Hospital
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Ave.
Charlottetown PE.
C1A 4P3

Radiographs in a digital format may also be submitted to The patient's history should also be submitted in the e-mail.

The radiologist on duty will evaluate the films and a faxed report will be sent to the referring veterinarian. Radiographs will be returned by courier along with a written report. Referring veterinarians will be billed for the cost of the evaluation (currently $60) plus any courier charges.

Financial Responsibility

Clients should be informed that fees are charged for all services and they are expected to make a deposit for one-half the estimated cost of the service on admission and to make full payment on discharge. AVC’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital accepts cash, personal cheques, Visa, Mastercard, and bank debit cards.