Do I have to leave a deposit and how are payments made?
The clinician responsible for your animal will discuss all of the recommended diagnostics and treatments and will review with you an estimate for your animal’s care. We understand that each animal and client is unique and we will work with you to determine the most appropriate diagnostic and treatment options for your family.
This estimate will cover a range because some elements of your animal’s stay may vary, such as the treatment and length of hospitalization, depending on what they find and how your animal responds to treatment.
Before we can proceed with your animal’s diagnostic and treatment plans, you will be required to leave a deposit of 50% of the upper range of the estimate.
If changes are recommended to your animal’s care plan during their hospitalization, you will be provided with an updated estimate and may be asked to top-up your deposit amount.
The remainder of the balance will be due at the time of discharge.
- Payments: At the Atlantic Veterinary College Teaching Hospital we accept debit cards, most major credit cards and cash. If you have any questions about your payment options please contact our hospital for more information.
- Insurance: Do you have insurance? If so, please bring your policy details with you for your appointment. If not, we encourage you to research insurance for your animal, which can help ease your financial worries for your animal’s unexpected healthcare costs.
- Financing: The Atlantic Veterinary College Teaching Hospital works with PayBright to offer our clients low-cost financing support. Please visit the PayBright website to learn more about what financing options may be available to you.
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.
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