Welcome to AVC

Dr. Dan Hurnik, DVM, MSc, Interim Dean
We are small enough to know our students by name while offering them world-class opportunities.

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

One of five veterinary colleges in Canada, AVC is the only institution offering in Atlantic Canada educating doctors of veterinary medicine. Since our first class graduated in 1990, AVC has been a fully accredited college and has experienced remarkable success and growth. Over 1,300 graduates from AVC now work in private practice, academia, research, government, and industry around the world.

We take great pride in providing our students with an excellent education in veterinary medicine. Because of our small size, we get to know our students by name while offering them world-class opportunities. We are focused on fostering innovation and academic excellence. Guided by our mission as stated below, we are educating future leaders in veterinary medicine and research leaders.

AVC’s Mission:
The Atlantic Veterinary College is committed to improving the health and welfare of animals and humans through excellence in education, discovery, professional practice and dedicated service to Atlantic Canada, our nation, and the world.

On behalf of the AVC's leadership team, Welcome!