Providing an outstandinglevel of health care forour animal patients.


Patrick Burns

Dr. Cate Creighton

I received my DVM from AVC at UPEI. I was a mixed animal veterinarian for nine years, then a small animal clinician for two years before I returned to academia and completed my residency in anesthesia and analgesia and MSc, also at AVC/UPEI. I am a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia.

I am one of the veterinary anesthesiologists at AVC. I work closely with the small and large animal medicine and surgery, community practice, exotics/wildlife and dermatology services in the VTH. I teach pre-clinical DVM students as well as fourth year students participating in their anesthesia rotation. My professional interests include pain management, local and regional blocks and constant rate infusions in large and small animal species.

My hobbies include mountain biking, paddling, running and participating in all things outdoors with my husband. We have three cats: rescue cat Percy and oriental shorthairs Cricket and Odo.

Stephanie Hamilton

BS from the College of William and Mary
DVM from VA - MD College of Veterinary Medicine (Virginia Tech)
MS from Virginia Tech
Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia

Veterinary anesthesiologist. Professional interests include pain management, physiology and pharmacology.

We share our home with two spoiled rescue cats - Woody (found in a wood pile) and Peggy (found on the side of the road with two broken legs) - a saltwater aquarium and a jungle of house plants.

Tammy Johnston

About us

The AVC-VTH is passionate about its goal to provide an outstanding level of health care for its animal patients while also providing clinical teaching and instruction to our senior (final year) Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students, interns and residents.[more]

Clinic hours

The AVC Veterinary Teaching Hospital operates 24-7-365. Our front desk is staffed from 8am until 11pm 7 days a week. Clients can call to make appointments, request prescription refills, or to make other general inquiries during those hours. Appointments for Community Practice and Specialty Services are scheduled from Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm based on service availability. Clients with animal emergencies can call at any time 24-7-365.

Emergency Care 24-7-365

If you are a small animal pet owner experiencing an emergency, please call 902-566-0950 or our primary Emergency Service. If you are a registered large animal client of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (including Farm Service and Ambulatory Equine Service clients) and are experiencing an emergency, please call 902-566-0950 and our team will contact the appropriate on-call large animal clinician.

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
On-farm and racetrack care for horses

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