AVC Summer Academy

Please note: The Atlantic Veterinary College's Summer Academy will not be offered in 2022. 

veterinarian and students with a beagle

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.

Download the draft schedule for the 2020 AVC Summer Academy

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 Monday, August 1 to Friday, August 5, 2022. The application deadline is Friday, May 20, 2022. 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

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 fees are $575 + 15% HST ($661.25 CDN) and include tuition, program materials, field trip, lab fees, an AVC Summer Academy tee shirt, and an introductory dinner.

Refunds of fees less a $25 administration fee will apply if notified no later than Thursday, June 30, 2022. No refunds will be issued after July 4, 2022.

Important Dates

Friday, May 20: deadline for receipt of applications
Week of May 23 - 27: notification sent by email
Friday, June 3: confirmation of attendance due
Friday, June 24: payment due
Monday, August 1: Academy starts


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.