The Radiology service works with many of the other services in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital to provide diagnostic imaging services for small and large domestic animals, as well as many exotic animals. 


The skilled and dedicated Radiology service team includes dedicated Radiology technologists and clinicians, who work together to provide an exceptional standard of diagnostic imaging for animals admitted to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.  We often need to see what the problem is to help us make a treatment plan. Our Radiology service uses multiple modalities including X-rays (radiographs), ultrasound, CT and MRI to produce images which assist in the diagnosis of medical and surgical conditions.

Ahead of your appointment

Your pet’s appointment will be booked with one of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital’s primary care or specialty referral services.  Your pet’s clinical care team will work with the Radiology service behind the scenes to use appropriate diagnostic imaging modalities as part of your pet’s diagnostic and treatment plan.  

As the teaching hospital for Atlantic Veterinary College veterinary students, our goal at the AVC-VTH is to provide exceptional veterinary care to your pet while also providing clinical teaching and instruction to our senior (final year) veterinary students, interns and residents.  The Radiology service provides an exceptional learning environment for our students, with senior veterinary students participating in diagnostic imaging under the direct supervision of a member of the Radiology service team.

Our state-of-the-art equipment allows for diagnostic imaging examination of both large and small animal patients.  This includes digital radiography (X-rays), ultrasound with Doppler colour-flow capability, 128-slice Canon CT, and MRI.  With financial support from a major donor, the Atlantic Veterinary College is in the process of expanding its diagnostic imaging capacity with the addition of an on-site MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scanner. On-site MRI will be an important diagnostic tool for the diagnosis and treatment of our patients, the training of veterinary students and residents, and will enable access to numerous research areas in animal health.

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