Chair’s Welcome

The focus of the Department of Companion Animals is to provide high-quality education to undergraduate veterinary students at the Atlantic Veterinary College.  Eighteen full-time faculty members work collaboratively to deliver the teaching program in all four years of the DVM curriculum in the disciplines of small animal medicine, surgery, anesthesia, radiology, cardiology, community practice and zoo, exotic animal & wildlife medicine.

Faculty members also provide advanced training to graduate veterinarians through internship and residency programs, and participate in the delivery of specialty clinical services within AVC’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Primary and collaborative research into diseases of companion animals is a key activity for many faculty members.

Dr. Dan Hurnik

Dr. Dan Hurnik

Acting Chair - Companion Animal Department