Providing an outstandinglevel of health care forour animal patients.

Referring Veterinarians

The Atlantic Veterinary College Veterinary Teaching Hospital (AVC-VTH) serves as the referral centre for large and small animal veterinarians across Atlantic Canada.

Notices for Referring Veterinarians

Effective June 27, 2021, the protocols and documentation required for entry to PEI have changed. Clients referred for urgent/emergency/specialty veterinary care should be notified of these changes to ensure that they can pass through the point of entry to PEI as smoothly as possible and in strict adherence to public health requirements of the Chief Public Health Office (CPHO) of PEI.

If referring a client to AVC please provide them with the following:

  1. Proof of Appointment Letter
    All clients should bring their Proof of Appointment letter from the AVC-VTH to present at the point of entry to PEI.
  2. Information for AVC-VTH clients from Atlantic Canada regarding entry to Prince Edward Island
    This provides information on the PEI Pass and the PEI Self-Isolation Declaration form (for clients not eligible for a PEI Pass).

All clients are advised to apply for a PEI Pass or complete a PEI Self-Isolation Declaration form prior to travel. This documentation should be printed and available to present to PEI point of entry officials.

Clients arriving at the point of entry to PEI without a PEI Pass or a PEI Self-Isolation Declaration form may experience delays before being permitted entry to PEI. To reduce delays, it is recommended that travellers who have received at least one dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine should bring proof of vaccination documentation to present at the point of entry to PEI.

Clients travelling for short-notice urgent and emergency veterinary care may not have sufficient time to receive approval for a PEI Pass application. It is still advisable for these clients to submit an application for a PEI Pass, to allow entry for recheck or follow-up appointments, if required.

Clients must strictly adhere to all public health measures required by the Chief Public Health Office (CPHO) of PEI and by the direction received from point of entry officials. Clients are required to undergo COVID-19 testing at the point of entry to PEI and may be required to be self-isolate while on PEI, depending on their documentation and vaccination status.

Online Referral Forms

Thank you for referring your patient to the AVC-VTH. The AVC-VTH’s referral process is now online.

Click the button below to begin the referral submission process.

Submit a referral

Questions or problems submitting a referral? Please contact or call 902-566-0950

Please note
For all referrals we ask for a completed online referral form (see above). Radiographic images, medical records and laboratory results can be attached during your online referral submission.

As the patient’s referring veterinarian, you will receive a final written report after the patient is discharged from the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Referring Emergency Cases

+ If your referral is an emergency

  1. Call the VTH 902-566-0950 to provide some details, speak to the relevant specialty service intern or triage intern, confirm the estimated costs and give your client’s estimated arrival time.
  2. Inform your client of the estimated costs for their visit and inform them that payment is due at the time of service.
  3. Send your client and patient on their way to the AVC-VTH.
  4. Complete and submit the online referral form (including attaching all relevant medical records, lab results and diagnostic imaging).

Submit a referral

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 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