Where to find us
Where to Find Us
We are located at 550 University Ave in Charlottetown, best accessed via the roundabout on Belvedere Avenue (by the Charlottetown Farmers’ Market). When you enter UPEI from that roundabout, take a right and then an immediate left to reach the Small Animal Hospital parking lot.
Directions to the AVC Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Via Confederation Bridge from New Brunswick:
After crossing the bridge, head northeast on the Trans-Canada Highway (Route #1) for approximately 58 kms. Continue on Capital Drive then turn right at the lights onto University Avenue. Turn left at Belvedere Avenue and proceed through the roundabout, exiting left onto the UPEI campus. Turn right at the tee then take the next left. Continue straight ahead to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
Via Northumberland Ferries from Pictou/Caribou, Nova Scotia (service is seasonal only):
After departing the ferry in Wood Islands, continue on the Trans-Canada Highway, (Route #1) for approximately 60 kms. Cross the Hillsborough Bridge to Charlottetown then turn right onto University Avenue. Continue for approximately 2.6 kms., then turn right onto Belvedere Avenue. Proceed through the roundabout, exiting left onto the UPEI campus. Turn right at the tee then take the next left. Continue straight ahead to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
Since its establishment in 1986, the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) has been committed to improving the health and well-being of animals and humans through excellence in education, research, and professional service. More than 7,000 small and large animals are cared for on-site each year, with thousands more on farms, race tracks and fish farms. [more]
The hospital operates 24-7-365. Our front desk is staffed from 8 am until 11 pm 7 days a week, and clients can call to make appointments or purchase pet food, supplies, and medications during that time. Appointments for Community Practice and Specialty Services with the AVC Veterinary Teaching Hospital can be scheduled from Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm based on service availability.
Emergency care - 24 hrs
If you are a large animal client of the AVC Veterinary Teaching Hospital including Farm Service or Ambulatory Equine Service and are experiencing an emergency, please call 902-566-0950 and our after hours emergency team will contact the appropriate large animal clinician on call.
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
Farm and racetrack care for horses
AVC Farm Service
Herd health and emergency service for cattle, pigs, fish and other farm animals