IVSA: International Veterinary Student Association

The International Veterinary Students' Association (IVSA) is a not-for-profit organization run by volunteer veterinary students that was founded in 1953.

The mission of IVSA is “To benefit the animals and people of the world by harnessing the potential and dedication of veterinary students to promote the international application of veterinary skills, education and knowledge.”

IVSA helps to expand the worldwide collaboration of over 40,000 students, enriching their student experience and improving their skills as future veterinarians. The way in which this is achieved is by arranging annual meetings (congresses and symposia), facilitating exchanges between our members and many projects and educational opportunities focusing on animal welfare, one health, education, soft skills, wellness and scholarship/development opportunities.




Did you know? 
Being a veterinary student at the RVC enables you to be a member of our UK & Ireland network the Association of Veterinary Students (AVS), and in turn AVS pay the fees for all UK & Ireland students to be members of the INTERNATIONAL non-for-profit organisation, IVSA.

That means from the moment you start your first day as a veterinary student of RVC (including Gateway and Graduate Accelerated Programmes), you are indeed an automatic member of IVSA! So any IVSA opportunity which presents itself, you ARE entitled to apply if you so wish!! What are you waiting for?! See what the world of IVSA can bring to you.


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IVSARVC/ - hit LIKE and FOLLOW 'See first - in your newsfeed'! This will enable you to receive notifications of IVSA opportunities that you can apply for.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ivsa.rvc/ - follow us! Take a glimpse of the IVSA action partaken by current RVC students!

Email: suivsa@rvc.ac.uk


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