About Us

The International Veterinary Students’ Association (IVSA) is a nonprofit 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 expand the worldwide collaboration of over thirty thousand students, enriching their 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.