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Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) at the University of Prince Edward Island




Welcome from the Dean

Welcome to the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) at the University of Prince Edward Island. I invite you to explore AVC’s site and learn about our commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service, our plans for the future, and our many successes.

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 focussed 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.

We invite you to join in AVC’s exciting future!

Yours truly,

Dr. Donald L. Reynolds,


Our faculty and staff use the most advanced technologies together with the basic principles of individual student attention and respect to create a positive and interactive learning environment. Our size allows each student to become familiar with their professors. Many of our educators are recipients of national and international teaching awards.

The Atlantic Veterinary College is fully accredited by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, and Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Graduates are eligible for licensure in Canada, the US and UK. Our graduates achieve a high success rate in licensing examinations and have excellent worldwide employment opportunities.

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.




AVC awarded full accreditation by AVMA Council on Education

Issue: May 2012

The Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC), University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), has again achieved full accreditation status for the next seven years from the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA-COE). Dr. Don Reynolds, Dean of AVC, is very pleased with the College’s achievement, saying that full accreditation is a testament to the excellence of the education offered at AVC.

Contact Us

Interested in learning more about the Atlantic Veterinary College, its programs, or services?
Please contact us at:

Atlantic Veterinary College at University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PE Canada C1A 4P3
Tel.:(902) 566-0882 Fax: (902) 566-0958 E-mail:

Academic and Student Affairs: Administrator: Cheryl Gaudet Tel.: (902) 566-0780 Fax: (902) 566-0846  E-mail:

Media Contact: Charlotte McCardle, External Relations Officer
Atlantic Veterinary College at University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PE Canada C1A 4P3
Tel.: (902) 566-0533 Fax: (902) 566-0958 E-mail:

AVC Admissions: Jack MacDougall, Registrar's Office
Tel.: (902) 566-0608 E-mail:

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