“My motto in life is – be kind, help each other grow and be true to who you are. As young, soon-to-be-veterinarians, I believe that we as veterinary students have a responsibility towards ourselves and towards each other. IVSA provides a platform for students to explore their potential, get inspired by others around them and make a difference on both a local and international level. Through IVSA, I have grown so much as person and if I can influence other people’s journeys in a positive manner then I have achieved my goal for this term.

Magda Jannasch 
IVSA President 2018-2019

Member Organizations



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.


IVSA Exchange Program

On shaping the future of veterinarians, IVSA Exchange Program provides a network of active IVSA members that globally facilitate access to veterinary fields on a journey to explore veterinary medicine in different cultural and social backgrounds.

Congresses and Symposia

IVSA Congress and Symposium are held annually. Members gathered in one place to discuss the future of IVSA in General Assembly, the supreme decision making body of IVSA. Delegations also can feel veterinary medicine’s field in different culture around the world.


The Committees and Groups of IVSA are subordinate to the ExCo and ultimately to the General Assembly, and may be authorized to act on IVSA's behalf on certain issues with permission from either body.


IVSA’s Fund aim is to help and promote any project for members from IVSA Central Fund and / or third parties.

Member Organization’s Events and others

Having hundreds of active member organizations, we have done many activities to achieve IVSA’s mission. Let’s check our activities!

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