Support the AVC Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Your generosity helps us to improve the health and welfare of animals and humans through education, discovery, professional practice, and dedicated service.

There are a range of funds available so you can direct your donation to the area you would like to support.

Pegasus Helping Hands (Good Samaritan Fund)

When pets have a medical emergency, but funds are low, we understand the difficult decisions that pet owners face. Through the generosity of the Pegasus Family Foundation, AVC graduates, and other donors, this fund assists pet owners with documented limited incomes for surgical or medical care of their cat or dog.  Your generosity supports making this care available.

Teaching Hospital Equipment Fund – Small Animal

Our Small Animal primary care and specialty teams aim to provide the best possible care for your pets.  To do this, we need to keep investing in new equipment and technology.  Your support in this area helps provide our clinicians and technicians in the small animal hospital with state of the art equipment for diagnostic procedures, patient monitoring and treatments.

Teaching Hospital Equipment Fund – Equine

As the only specialty referral equine centre in Atlantic Canada, we are dedicated to providing the highest standard of excellence in equine veterinary care.  Our specialty services include Surgery, Medicine, and Theriogenology, in addition to our Ambulatory Equine Service.

Your donation could support the evolving equipment needs for these services as they continue to provide excellent care to our equine patients.

Teaching Hospital Equipment Fund – Farm Animal

Keeping food and farm animals healthy protects the livelihood of family farmers in Atlantic Canada and the safety and security of our food.

Our Farm Services team and our Large Animal Hospital team are dedicated to optimizing the health of cattle, horses, small ruminants, and other livestock.

Your donation could support equipment needs for this important work, such as ultrasound machines.

Thank you for your support!

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