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 scheduled for Tuesday, July 4 to Friday, July 7, 2023. The application deadline is Friday, March 17, 2023. Applications will not be processed if received after the deadline or if incomplete. Applications will not be accepted by phone or fax.


  • 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 fee for 2023 Summer Academy is $570 + HST ($85.50) and service fee ($38) totalling $693.50 CAD. The fee includes 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.

Important Dates

  • Friday, March 17: Application deadline.
  • Wednesday, April 12: Applicants will be notified by email if they have - or if they have not - been selected to attend camp. 
  • Friday, May 5: Those selected to attend Summer Academy must confirm their attendance by completing registration and payment through Eventbrite. 
  • Friday, May 26: Deadline to receive a refund minus a $50 deposit. 
  • Tuesday, July 4: Summer Academy begins. 


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 see www.peiplay.com or call 1-800-463-4PEI.