Providing an outstandinglevel of health care forour animal patients.

Dr. Emily John

I completed my Bachelors of Science at The University of Victoria before moving to Saskatoon to complete my DVM at the Western College of Veterinary medicine. After graduation, I completed a rotating large animal medicine and surgery internship at the Ontario Veterinary College, before making my way to the Atlantic Veterinary College to complete my residency in large animal internal medicine.

After becoming a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, I’ve been fortunate to stay on at the AVC as part of the large animal medicine service in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, as well as a member of the Department of Health Management. In the VTH, I enjoy seeing patients from all of our large animal species for conditions related to internal medicine. I have been involved in research investigating Bovine Leukemia Virus in Atlantic Canada, and am collaborating with some of our other equine clinicians on research involving draft pulling horses and horses with Equine Metabolic Syndrome. Additionally, I am committed to helping our local small ruminant producers with investigating diseases that affect their animals’ health and welfare.

I currently have 2 large dogs who enjoy hiking and trips to the beach, and am working on fixing up the hobby farm I just bought to have more animals in the future, and hopefully be able to provide a retirement home for our teaching horses.

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 8 AM to 10 PM 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 between 8 AM and 10 PM-7-365.

AVC Urgent & Emergency Primary Care
8am-10pm Mon-Sun

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