AVC awarded full accreditation by American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education

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.

“Receiving full accreditation is a hallmark of AVC's commitment to its vital role of training and educating veterinarians,” he says. “Full accreditation recognizes the high quality of our faculty, students and staff. It is essential to the success of the College and our graduates.”

The College has received full accreditation since it was established in 1986.

Part of the accreditation process included preparation by the College of a detailed self-study and a visit by a team made up representatives from the AVMA, Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, PEI Veterinary Medical Association, and two guest observers in the fall of 2011. During the visit, the team verified the College's self-study report by visiting the College’s facilities, and interviewing faculty, students, and AVC and UPEI administrators.

The AVMA-COE is the accrediting body for veterinary colleges in North America. One of only five veterinary colleges in Canada, AVC provides undergraduate, graduate and continuing education in veterinary medicine; conducts research into animal and human health; and provides services for the management of the health and well-being of large and small animals.