Atlantic Veterinary College

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Atlantic Veterinary College
Type Public veterinary school
Established 1986
President Dr. Greg Keefe, Dean (Present)
Academic staff
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Location Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Campus Charlottetown
Colours Green
Affiliations University of Prince Edward Island

The Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) is an accredited and globally recognized veterinary school at University of Prince Edward Island, located in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.


AVC accepted its first class in 1986 at the University of Prince Edward Island. It is the only veterinary school in Atlantic Canada and only one of five in Canada educating Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.


The DVM program in AVC is "fully accredited by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association, and it is recognized by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in the United Kingdom."

AVC's Doctor of Veterinary Medicine is a four-year professional degree program. Each year AVC accepts 68 students into its DVM program. Forty-one of AVC's annual seats are reserved for residents of Atlantic Canada (New Brunswick has 13 seats, Nova Scotia has 16 seats, Prince Edward Island has 10 seats, and Newfoundland and Labrador has 2 seats). The remaining seats available are for international students.

In addition to a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree program, AVC offers Master of Science (MSc), Master of Veterinary Science (MVSc) and Doctoral (PhD) programs within the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

Some of the academic areas of expertise at the Atlantic Veterinary College include the Center for Veterinary Epidemiological Research,[1] the Center for Aquatic Health Sciences,[2] and the Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Center.


Visitors can locate the Atlantic Veterinary College by the following address: 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PE Canada C1A 4P3.

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Coordinates: 46°15′29″N 63°08′27″W / 46.2581°N 63.1409°W / 46.2581; -63.1409