Pets, Professors, And Politicians


The story of the Atlantic Veterinary College goes back to the early 1970's, when veterinary staffing forecasts called for more veterinarians and more capacity to train them. But how to address that need- and, more importantly, where-turned into nearly two decades of wrangling, controversy, and negotiations among federal and provincial politicians, government officials, and academics. Finally, on June 3, 1983, the deal to build the Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island was signed.


With a cast of colourful characters featuring the Hon. Eugene Whelan, federal misiter of Agriculture; and several Atlantic premiers, including PEI's Alex Campbell and Jim Lee, Nova Scotia's John Buchanan, and New Brunswick's Richard Hartfield, Pets, Professors, and Politicians tells the story of the AVC, from it's earliest beginnings to the present day, Full of stories and photos of people- and of course, animals- the modern day David and Goliath story is sure to inform and entertain.

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