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Atlantic Veterinary College

The Atlantic Veterinary College was built in 1985 to house Canada’s fourth Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. The facility has state-of-the-art equipment and veterinary teaching programs, as well as a large and small animal teaching hospital. The AVC began an extensive expansion in 2006.

Building Code: AVC
Building Number: 27
Architect: Webber Harrington Group Inc.
Year Built: 1985
Total Area: 246,332 ft2 (22,884 m2)
Structure: Concrete block, face brick, structural steel, metal siding
Primary Role/Purpose: Administrative, academic, research, food services

Named spaces:

  • Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre
  • 1039 South - Doug Riley Family Consultation Room
  • McCain Foundation Learning Commons
  • Sobey Lecture Theatre
  • Sandra and Arthur Irving Community Practice Clinic


  • Dean’s Office (AVC)
  • Academic Affairs (AVC)
  • Graduate Studies & Research (AVC)
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Health Management
  • Companion Animals
  • Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH)
  • Pathology & Microbiology
  • Diagnostic Services
  • Animal Resources
  • Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre
  • Audio Visual
  • Information Technology Systems and Services (ITSS)
  • Shipping & Receiving
  • Campus Post Office