AVC adjusts overnight emergency vet services due to staffing challenges

Due to emergency service staffing shortages, the University of Prince Edward Island’s Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) Small Animal Emergency Service has had to alter its overnight coverage for veterinary clinics on Prince Edward Island. The clinic has faced a variety of challenges due to the pandemic, including an increase in the number of pets needing care, increased travel restrictions for vets and staff who normally would come from out-of-province, and greater personal responsibilities for staff outside of the clinic. These coverage changes will not impact clients and pet owners whose primary veterinary clinic is AVC or who do not have a primary care veterinarian. The AVC will also remain open for specialty referral care after coverage hours and animals currently in AVC care will also have an attending veterinarian onsite during these hours. AVC hopes that the changes will be temporary. ​UPEI| CBC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.