Large Animal Owners
The Atlantic Veterinary College’s Large Animal Teaching Hospital and Field Services provide primary equine and large animal care, herd health management, on-call emergency services and serve as the referral centre for Atlantic Canadian veterinarians and their clients offering specialty multi-disciplinary referral services for large animal patients.
As the only institution in Atlantic Canada educating doctors of veterinary medicine, teaching is essential to our large animal hospital and field services, however the well-being of the animals we care for remains the highest priority for our large animal team.
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]
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