The AVC Advantage

If you are an Atlantic Canadian applicant, chances are you already know about AVC’s outstanding reputation throughout the region and across Canada. If you are an international applicant, take a few moments to review the top reasons to choose AVC for your veterinary medical education.

1. International recognition

AVC is fully accredited by the Canadian and American Veterinary Medical Associations meaning that our graduates are eligible to apply for licensure in all provinces in Canada, all states in the US, and in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.

2. Proven track record of success

AVC has graduated over 1500 veterinarians since our first class in 1986 and our graduates consistently achieve higher success rates than the North American average on licensing examinations (NAVLE).

3. Highly employable graduates

AVC graduates are highly sought after by employers with employment rates approaching 100% one year after graduation.

4. Exceptional learning environment

AVC continues to boast one of the smallest class sizes in North America with favourable faculty-to-student ratios to ensure a first rate education.

5. Outstanding clinical facilities

AVC’s veterinary teaching hospital is Atlantic Canada’s only full-service referral centre which offers unparalleled clinical learning opportunities.

6. Innovative research

AVC is a world-class research institution that is committed to engaging DVM students in research focused on improving the health and welfare of animals, humans and the environment.

7. Outstanding value

International tuition in Canadian dollars is comparable to out-of-state tuition rates for most US colleges of veterinary medicine.

8. Financial aid through the US Department of Education’s Direct Loan Program

AVC is here to assist you in financing your veterinary education by offering both Direct Unsubsidized and Direct PLUS loans to US AVC students who qualify through the US Department of Education.