International Veterinary Students' Association

Mission Statement

The International Veterinary Students’ Association (IVSA) is a non 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.” 

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The International Veterinary Students’ Association (IVSA) aims to improve the standard of veterinary education internationally through the exchange of ideas, knowledge and culture. 

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About IVSA

IVSA helps to expand the worldwide collaboration of over thirty thousand 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 and wellness. 
 
IVSA exists to benefit the animals and humans of the world by harnessing the potential and dedication of veterinary students to promote the international application of veterinary skills, education and knowledge. 

IVSA aims to

Encourage veterinary students to use their knowledge and abilities for the benefit of both animals and humans.

Raise the overall standard of veterinary education worldwide.

Actively support measures to improve the standard of animal welfare worldwide.

Provide opportunities for veterinary students to undertake education in important areas outside traditional veterinary training.

Encourage cooperation between members, veterinary student associations and international organizations. 

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Officers

Giselle Doucet – President

Liz Evans – Vice President

Hannah Guidry – IVSA Rep/Exchange Officer

Michael Martinez – Secretary

Alexandra Mitchell – Treasurer

Aspen Settle – One Health Chair 

Advisors

Ingeborg Langohr, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Henry W. Green, III, DVM (LSU 1999), DACVIM

Donnie Watkins, SHRM-CP