Providing an outstandinglevel of health care forour animal patients.

Pet Parents

We offer primary care and specialty referral services for small animal patients in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
Our multi-disciplinary specialty referral services provide routine and complex diagnostic procedures and treatments for dogs, cats and exotic species referred to us by veterinarians across Atlantic Canada. Your regular veterinarian may determine that your pet needs more specialty expertise or care than they can provide and may recommend referral to a specialty veterinarian.
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. Our dedicated team aim to deliver veterinary services with professionalism and kindness and are dedicated to ensuring client satisfaction. Our hospital is staffed 24-hours a day by veterinarians and registered veterinary technicians.
Whatever your pet’s condition, our veterinarians will work with you to provide the best possible outcomes for your pet and your family.

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