What is a teaching hospital?
As the teaching hospital for Atlantic Veterinary College veterinary students, our goal at the AVC-VTH is to provide exceptional veterinary care to your animal while also providing clinical teaching and instruction to our senior (final year) veterinary students, interns and residents. Students participate in many aspects of examining and treating our patients under the immediate supervision of our licensed veterinarians and board-certified veterinary specialists. Incorporating teaching into your animal’s appointment does take additional time, but our clinical care team does their best to provide prompt, efficient service within the hospital’s teaching environment. As the only institution in Atlantic Canada educating doctors of veterinary medicine, teaching is essential to our hospital, however the well-being of our patients remains the highest priority for our clinical care team.
In addition to educating our students, our specialty services also provide advanced clinical teaching to interns and residents. These are licensed veterinarians pursuing additional training to gain advanced competency in a specific area of veterinary medicine.
The AVC-VTH is a multi-disciplinary hospital. Our Large Animal Medicine service works in conjunction with other specialty services within our hospital including large animal surgery, radiology, and anesthesia, as well as our diagnostic laboratory, to ensure that your animal has access to the best in specialty care, diagnostic testing and treatment.
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 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
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.
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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