University Avenue 550
C1A 4P3 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Canada
University of Prince Edward Island, Atlantic Veterinary College
Recognition status :
AVBC Australian Veterinary Boards Council Inc.
AVMA American Veterinary Medical Association
CVMA Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
RCVS Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
VCNZ Veterinary Council of New Zealand
Since admitting our first class in 1986, we have been a fully accredited College and have experienced remarkable success and growth. As veterinary medicine plays an increasingly critical role in protecting public health, and food safety, demand for AVC's educational, research, and service programs is at an unprecedented level. Although our College is small enough to know our students by name, we are able to provide world-class opportunities and results of incredible proportions. At AVC, we are focused on fostering innovation and academic excellence. We are dedicated to educating the veterinary medicine and research leaders of tomorrow. We believe by doing this, we can best serve our society and become a world leader in areas in which we are uniquely qualified. The AVC's curriculum is a four-year program. Emphasis during the first year is on form and function of normal animals. Second year introduces students to disease processes, agents, and treatments, as well as clinical applications. During third year, courses focus on clinical studies of large and small animals, and expand on herd-health principles for farmed species including aquatic species. In the fourth year, courses consist of core and elective clinical rotations. Students select clinical rotations from nearly 50 choices, including traditional rotations in large and small-animal medicine and surgery, specialized experiences with dairy, beef, or aquaculture farms, and advanced rotations in acupuncture, cardiology, wildlife, and fish pathology.