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).
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.
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.
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.
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).
SUMMARY OF ADMISSIONS PROCEDURES
VMCAS application deadline:
Tuesday, October 2, 2014
1:00 PM Eastern Time
New Supplementary Application deadline date:
2, 2014 (same deadline as VMCAS)
Date interviews are held:
Date acceptances mailed:
late August; registration,
Deposit (to hold place in class):
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
Academic ability 55%
Noncognitive ability 35%
Veterinary experience 10%