AVC Summer Academy

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Thank you for your interest in AVC Summer Academy. Information about Academy 2020 will be updated in February and we will start accepting applications the first week of March.

The deadline for applications is Friday, May 22, 2020.

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 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.


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

In order to offer the program, a minimum of 15 students is required. A maximum of 24 students will be chosen to attend the Academy.

Program participants must have a minimum B+, 77% or GPA 3.3 to be considered.


AVC Summer Academy is a day program only. Attendees may choose to arrange their own accommodations and meals or they have an 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 see www.peiplay.com or call 1-800-463-4PEI.