The Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) is the only institution in Atlantic Canada educating Doctors of Veterinary Medicine (DVMs), and one of only four veterinary colleges in all of Canada. This Report examines the contribution of AVC to the Atlantic economy and its development. It focuses in particular on the research and commercial linkages with regional industry.
Section 1 provides an overview of AVC and recent developments at the College. A brief profile of the Atlantic economy is included along with a more detailed overview of the industry sectors that the College impacts the most – namely fishing, livestock, aquaculture and veterinary medicine.
Sections 2 and 3 provide the substance of the Report and examine the contributions of the College in its role as a teaching, research and service institution. The contribution of AVC to specific regional industries is highlighted, as are the activities of several special units and centres at the College. The Report concludes in Section 4 with an assessment of the teaching, research and commercial potential of the College.