IVSA UK & Ireland Committee Changes

Outgoing IVSA UK & Ireland Committee at AVS Congress, Cambridge. L to R: Louisa EO, Rosie VPHO, Anna Pres., Lara PO

The results were announced for the AVS/IVSA election on Monday, the 6th of February. Louisa and Anna are leaving the committee as they start final year of vet school shortly, while Rosie and Lara are staying on. They’re joined by Tavishi Pandya of RVC and Radha Varadharajan from Edinburgh vet school as the Exchange Officer and Veterinary Public Officer respectively The handover for the 2017/2018 committee will take place at BVA Headquarters in London, on March 4th. Congratulations to the both of them!

Voting is open!

It’s that time of yer again…AVS?IVSA elections. All IVSA committee positions have been open to applications from UK and Irish students and we’re thrilled with the amount of interest this year.  To determine who represents you, please read the candidates manifestos here: , and vote here: . Voting opened after AVS Congress ended in Cambridge on Sunday, and will close exactly one week later (The 5th of February).

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IVSA Congress: The experiences of UK vet students

Applications to be a part of IVSA Congress open on THE 28TH OF JANUARY (SATURDAY)! Have a look at these pieces from Jordon (RVC), Bhavisha and Kayleigh-Anne (Bristol) and Joe (Liverpool, class of 2016) on their expereinces at Congress and their involvement with IVSA global!

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Attend a conference focused solely on rabbits in Warsaw

This will be the first Polish conference devoted exclusively to the medical issues of rabbits. It will be held on the 22nd and 23rd of April, 2017. It will be run by the world-famous Dr. Frances Harcourt-Brown. Dr. Harcourt-Brown, BVSc FRCVS is a veterinary clinician who has been practicing internal medicine and surgery of rabbits for years.

textbook-of-rabbit-medicineDuring the conference, delegates will be able to listen to 11 hours of practical lectures. There will be a short discussion after every session and delegates will be given the chance to ask questions. For the convenience of Polish audience, all lectures will be simultaneously translated from English to Polish.

Special price for students:
until 21st January – 350 PLN (approx. 83 EUR)
after 21st January – 420 PLN (approx. 100 EUR)

WHO World Health Assembly Applications

Turning over a new leaf in 2017? Do you want to be a Global Health Leader? You could brush shoulders with some of the world leaders in health and meet like-minded enthusiastic students at the WHO World Health Assembly (and Pre-WHA) set to take place in Geneva May 17th-31st. This experience really is second to none if you want to get your foot in the door in the Global Health Scene. IVSA Standing Committee on One Health is calling for vet students to apply to attend this prestigious event. All you have to do is to:
1) Fill out an application at this link –

2) Send the completed confirmation letter (also found at that link) to and with the subject “Application PreWHA – non-medical student”
3) Do this by JANUARY 1st 23:59 GMT
To find more information about fees and commitments follow this link –
 and read Helena Diffey’s experience here –…/…/its-assembly-time