AVC Summer Academy

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The Atlantic Veterinary College is pleased to offer our popular Summer Academy for high school graduates, undergraduate students, and university graduates interested in pursuing a degree in veterinary medicine. The College's Summer Academy provides students with an exceptional opportunity to explore the profession in a hands-on, authentic way.

Students at the AVC Summer Academy will interact with the College's faculty, staff, and students through a variety of instructional approaches including classroom lectures, labs, and hands-on sessions, all of which serve to expose students to the profession of veterinary medicine. The students' experience is further enhanced through an educational off-campus field trip.

Students will also have the opportunity to attend sessions on the admission process, financial aid, and how to improve their interview skills.

AVC Summer Academy is held every two years, with our next session offered in 2025. Registration will open in January 2025, and more information will be offered at that time.


  • Students who are currently enrolled in a university 
  • Students who have been accepted into a university
  • University graduates
  • Non-residents are encouraged to apply


The fees for Summer Academy include tuition, program materials, lab fees, a field trip, and a shirt. Fees do not include overnight accommodations or meals. Payment is not required until campers have been chosen and attendance is confirmed.


AVC Summer Academy is a day program only. Attendees may choose to arrange their own accommodations and meals or they have the option to stay in a UPEI residence with meals provided at the Wanda Wyatt Dining Hall. Attendees under 18 years of age are not permitted to stay in residence unless accompanied by an adult. For information on other Prince Edward Island accommodations, please visit Tourism PEI or call 1-800-463-4PEI.