COVID-19 IVSA Announcement

Dear members of IVSA,
as you are all well aware the world is dealing with a pandemic of a disease called ‘COVID-19’ right now. As veterinary professionals we have the ability and responsibility to acknowledge these public health threats and act on them to the best of our abilities, which at the moment means trying to keep the spread of the disease to a minimum.

This is why, starting now, we will be cancelling all international IVSA events (including exchanges) until at least May 31st. Regarding local events, we urge you to follow your local guidelines and also to follow the WHO guidelines to limit disease spread. We will keep our website up to date if the decision is made to extend this deadline, so please check that for future reference.
We know this pandemic has already impacted a lot of IVSA members and will probably impact a lot more in the time to come, and we believe we can keep the IVSA spirit alive and well, even if it has to be online instead of in person.
If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact any member of the Executive Committee.

The IVSA Executive Committee 2019-2020

The 68th IVSA Congress in Greece (Special General Assembly)

Dear members of IVSA,

Due to the ongoing pandemic of ‘COVID-19’ the 69th IVSA Congress in Greece has unfortunately been cancelled. The health and safety of all IVSA Global members is paramount and as members of the veterinary community, and thus ambassadors for public health, we must stand together to control the spread of this pandemic.

To replace this congress a Special Session of the General Assembly will be organised in Greece in September 2020 by the current Organising Committee from IVSA Thessaly and IVSA Thessaloniki. All IVSA members are invited to attend this Special Session of the General Assembly in Greece. Applications will be open in May 2020.

More details will be shared with you in the coming weeks, so please follow the Facebook page of 69th IVSA Congress (SGA) in Greece and the IVSA Global social media accounts. If you have applied to attend the Congress please check your inbox – an email has been sent to you. Meanwhile please stay safe and follow all the protective measures. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact the Organising Committee at or the MOD at

Committee Projects Against Covid-19

Standing Commitee on One Health (SCOH)

  • Live Streams on Instagram from Member Organizations around the world explaining the situation in their countries. 
  • Informative Infographic
  • Veterinary Public Health Journal: The Global Threat of Infectious Diseases Outbreak

Standing Commitee on Veterinary Education (SCoVE)

  • Infographic for the use of presentation recording.

Standing Commitee on Wellness (SCoW)

  • Online Wellness Week
  • Study With Me Sessions
Standing Committee on Animal Welfare (SCAW)
  • Animal Welfare Week: Coronavirus vs Animals Article