International Veterinary Student Association


The I.V.S.A. exists 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 Constitution


Upcoming Events

IVSA Lunch Meeting: September 14, 2010. Dr. Robert Weedon of UNC-W will be coming to speak on World Rabies Day and activities the NCSU CVM may conduct in conjunction with this event.

IVSA Lunch Meeting: October 25, 2010. Dr. Barbara Porter-Spalding of the USDA APHIS VS will come to discuss her experiences in the Peace Corps and various details she has had in Pakistan, Afghanistan, etc.

India Study Abroad Course in December 2010 for 2 credits (for ~ 15 days at Wildlife Institute of India & two Tiger Reserves- Sariska + Ranthambore). The trip will include lectures and hands-on experience on wildlife in India specially Bengal Tigers, Bears and Migratory birds. Professor Shweta Trivedi plans on taking 10-12 students for the 2010 trip and is trying to keep the budget less than $3000 or $2500. Study Abroad office will also offer funding up to $1000 for about 5 students. Please respond to Dr. Trivedi ( only if you are "serious" about this course.

Mayan Families aid Located in Guatemala, Mayan Families organizes and runs monthly spay/neuter clinics. The spay/neuter cost per animal is only $20, which is possible because the clinic primarily uses donated medical supplies. However, in order to keep this amazing program running, donations of time and money are required. We will work this fall to support Mayan Families in several ways: (1) raise monetary funds to support the organization, (2) seek donations of expired medical supplies or used crates and cages for use in the clinics, and (3) organize a volunteer group to travel to Guatemala to assist Mayan Families with stray animal care.

NC State CVM Animal Acupuncture Trip to China Drs. Liu (CAU, China Agricultural University, Beijing) and Hu (ZJU, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou about 2 hours south of Shanghai) who have taught previous NCSU CVM groups, are both in North Carolina during November at the NCVC, and are doing a 2-day workshop. Regarding the student trip to China: Tentative dates: May 9-22, 2010. Approximate cost: $2,000 (includes airfare, lodging, food, tuition to Chinese university, misc. expenses).



International Veterinary Opportunities

Discover Buffalos World) workshop 30th January- 10th February 2010 IVSA Assuit, Egypt The main object of the workshop is to learn about a species not common in many areas, although some countries are currently looking to breed buffalos as domestic animals. Also, students will learn more about the Egyptian culture and over 5000 years of the ancient civilization. The training program will last for 4 days, involving the departments of Surgery, Internal medicine and Theriogenology. Training will also include lectures and clinical experiences in the veterinary teaching hospital in the faculty of veterinary medicine, Assuit University. There will be a visit to one of the specialized farms in buffalo breeding. Presentation

Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars Program This program offers a one-year clinical research training experience for doctoral-level U.S. students in the health professions.
This is an opportunity for highly motivated individuals to experience mentored research training at top-ranked, NIH-funded research centers in developing countries throughout Africa, Asia, South America, and the Caribbean. Each fellowship will be for a one-year period. The term will begin with an intensive orientation program in July 2010, followed by 10+ months of intense research training at the international site. FICRS website

Featured Opportunity of the semester: Rural Area Veterinary Services (RAVS) The HSVMA Field Services Program (aka Rural Area Veterinary Services) is a non-profit veterinary outreach program combining community service and veterinary education to bring free veterinary services to underserved rural communities where poverty and geographic isolation make regular veterinary care inaccessible. Veterinary students may apply to work in clinics in various areas in the United States and internationally. But get that application in early- this is a fantastic but very competitive program! RAVS Volunteer Information: Veterinary / Veterinary Technician Students

NCSU-CVM International Programs

Office of International Epizootics


World Veterinary Association

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CVM International Programs

Lonely Planet

US State Dept Travel Info

CDC Traveler's Health Info


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