Providing an outstandinglevel of health care forour animal patients.

About Us

The AVC Veterinary Teaching Hospital is committed to:

  • providing an outstanding level of health care for its animal patients
  • delivering services in a professional manner, ensuring client satisfaction
  • ensuring AVC’s senior Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students receive a high-quality education through hands-on training
  • partnering with our communities to help keep our animals healthy and happy.

More than 7,000 small and large animals are cared for on-site at the AVC Veterinary Teaching Hospital each year. Thousands more are cared for off-site at farms, race tracks and fish farms.”

About us

Since its establishment in 1986, the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) has been committed to improving the health and well-being of animals and humans through excellence in education, research, and professional service. More than 7,000 small and large animals are cared for on-site each year, with thousands more on farms, race tracks and fish farms.   [more]

Clinic hours

The hospital operates 24-7-365. Our front desk is staffed from 8 am until 11 pm 7 days a week, and clients can call to make appointments or purchase pet food, supplies, and medications during that time. Appointments for Community Practice and Specialty Services with the AVC Veterinary Teaching Hospital can be scheduled from Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm based on service availability.

Emergency care - 24 hrs

If you are a large animal client of the AVC Veterinary Teaching Hospital including Farm Service or Ambulatory Equine Service and are experiencing an emergency, please call 902-566-0950 and our after hours emergency team will contact the appropriate large animal clinician on call.

To make an appointment

AVC Small Animal Hospital
Companion animals, exotic animals, pocket pets, wildlife

AVC Large Animal Hospital
Horses, cattle, pigs, sheep, goats and other farm animals

AVC Ambulatory Equine Services
Farm and racetrack care for horses

AVC Farm Service
Herd health and emergency service for cattle, pigs, fish and other farm animals