Behavioural Medicine

Behavioural Medicine

The Behavioural Medicine service addresses the behavioural needs of animals ranging from those with mildly annoying behavioural problems to profound aggression which often result in aggression or other concerns.

We are committed to the concept that no animal or human should experience mental and emotional suffering, and our consultations and treatment plans are designed to redress such suffering. We use only humane, distress- and fear-reducing handling techniques and all of our behaviour modification is tailored to the needs of the species and the individual. We take a whole-animal care approach to healthy bodies, minds and families.


See link below for more About the Behavioural Medicine Service:


Link to – About The Behavioural Medicine Service

Types of Behaviour Appointments offered

The services offered are listed in the link below, along with the costs and a short description of what’s involved in the appointment. If you have questions please email us at:


Link to Behaviour Medicine – Appointment Types and Fees

How are payments made?

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.

  • For in-person appointments:  Payment in full will be collected on the day of your pet’s appointment.  
  • For distance/telemedicine (Zoom) appointments: Our Client Services team will call you to collect payment via credit card prior to your pet’s appointment.  
  • Insurance:  Do you have pet insurance?  If so, please bring your policy details with you for your appointment.  If not, we encourage you to research pet insurance, which can help ease your financial worries for your pet’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.

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