Ambulatory Equine Service

Ambulatory Equine Service

The Ambulatory Equine Service at AVC provides on-farm care for horses of all breeds and disciplines. We currently have 3 faculty members, a resident, and a technician. Two faculty members are Diplomates of the American Board of Equine Practitioners in Equine Practice and one faculty member is a Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists. We offer on-farm specialty equine service throughout PEI and place an emphasis on preventative care and sports medicine. Procedures provided include lameness examinations and treatment, poor performance, dentistry, reproduction, chiropractic manipulation, power dentistry, geriatric medicine, minor surgeries, and wellness examinations.

The Ambulatory Equine Service team is fully equipped portable ultrasound, portable digital radiography (x-ray), power dentistry, upper airway endoscopy, gastroscopy and overground dynamic endoscopy to provide in-the-field primary and emergency patient care as well as preventive health care programs to horses. 

We provide outpatient field service for patients of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.  Typical procedures include general medicine, lameness testing and treatment in Standardbreds and pleasure horses, and minor surgical procedures on-site. Service support is provided by AVC’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital including faculty members in the large animal medicine, surgery and theriogenology services, Animal Health Technicians and interns. This service provides both primary care and 24-hour emergency coverage

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