AVC discontinues after-hours emergency pet care due to staff shortage


The Atlantic Veterinary College will be discontinuing after-hours emergency pet care due to staffing shortages. The teaching hospital had stepped in to offer emergency service in 2019, but made the decision to discontinue this service because it no longer has the capacity to take emergency calls for all clinics on Prince Edward Island. “The vet college does not want to ever restrict or change service,” said Dr Heather Gunn McQuillan, who oversees the teaching hospital. “We know it’s hugely impactful and any time service is altered or changed or interrupted.” The clinic will still be offering daytime emergency service coverage and emergency services for their primary care clients.