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International Veterinary Students Association


Address: Avenue de Tervueren 12 B-1040 Brussels Belgium

Country: Belgium

Region: Europe

Telephone no:


Members: 37852

Status: Affiliate

Tier: Tier 3

President: Elwin van Oldenborgh

Rep: Elwin van Oldenborgh


Vision, Mission & Objectives


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

The way in which this is achieved is through our annual international events (congresses and symposia), facilitating exchanges between our members, endorsing events and projects on national and local levels, and many projects and educational opportunities focusing on animal welfare, one health, education, soft skills and wellness.

IVSA helps to expand the worldwide collaboration of over thirty thousand students, enriching their student experience and improving their skills as future veterinarians. It is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded in 1951 and is also the largest veterinary student association in the world.

Priorities for the Upcoming Year

Please see 'Report of Activities 2018' for a detailed report of current and future projects. This upcoming year, we will be continuing with current projects and activities and work on strengthening our relationships with our current partners and sponsors. 

We will also be focusing on increasing sponsorship for IVSA in order to improve the financial position of the association.