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University of Prince Edward Island  

Registrar’s Office
Atlantic Veterinary College
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown PEI C1A 4P3
Telephone: (902) 566-0781


The Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC), one of the new­est colleges of veterinary medicine in North America, opened in 1986 and is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Canadian Veteri­nary Medical Association, and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK).

Centrally located on Canada’s eastern seaboard (650 miles northeast of Boston), the Atlantic Veterinary College makes its home in a beautiful island setting in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. With a population of 138,000, which jumps to over a million during the summer tourist season, the community enjoys a small-town lifestyle that boasts the amenities of larger cities, including dining and theatre. Residents also en­joy outdoor activities, such as golfing, cycling, sailing, and cross-country skiing.

The college is a completely integrated teaching, re­search, and service facility. The four-story complex contains the veterinary teaching hospital, diagnostic services, fish health unit, farm services, postmortem services, animal barns, laboratories, classrooms, com­puter and audio-visual facilities, offices, cafeteria, and study areas.

Prince Edward Island is a scenic province with a wide variety of dairy, beef, hog, sheep, horse, and fish farms. The combination and variety of animal and fish farms have allowed AVC to develop a special expertise in fish health, aquaculture, and population medicine.


For specific application information (availability, dead­lines, fees, and VMCAS participation), please refer to the contact information listed above.

Residency implications: Atlantic Veterinary College contracts with New Brunswick (13), Newfoundland (3), Nova Scotia (16), and the home province P.E.I. (10). International stu­dents are admitted on a noncontract basis (up to 21).



VMCAS application deadline: Tuesday, October 2, 2014 1:00 PM Eastern Time

New Supplementary Application deadline date: October 2, 2014 (same deadline as VMCAS)

Date interviews are held: January-February

Date acceptances mailed: January-March

School begins: late August; registration, early September

Deposit (to hold place in class): 500.00 $C

Deferments: are considered on a case-by-case basis.


Academic credentials including the GRE are evaluated by the Registrar’s Office. Other criteria and activities are evaluated by the admissions committee through an in­terview process, and the supplementary application.

% weight

Academic ability 55%

Noncognitive ability 35%

Veterinary experience 10%


Required undergraduate GPA: no minimum stated (under review as stated above); mean cumulative GPA of most recent entering class is 3.70 on a 4.00 scale.

AP and IB credit policy: a maximum of 6 credits accepted.

Is a Bachelor’s Degree Required? No

Is this an International School? Yes


Estimated Tuition Resident: $12,601.00 Can (approx.)

Estimated Tuition Contract: $12,601.00 Can (approx.)

Estimated Tuition Non-Resident: $55,126.00 Can (approx.)


Resident: 10

Contract: 32

Non-Resident: 20


Standardized examinations: Graduate Record Examina­tion (GRE) if a student’s native language or language of prior education is not English, then the student will be required to submit an acceptable English Proficiency Test score.

VMCAS Participation: full

Accepts International Students? Yes


Application Deadline: 10/2/2014

Page Updated: 05/05/14

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