International Conferences

Do you want to attend an international conference, but don’t feel like IVSA Symposium or Congress is right for you? Below are two other opportunities you may be interested in!

10th International Meeting of Asian Society of Conservation Medicine
This meeting is for anyone interested in conservation medicine including wildlife health and disease ecology, epidemiology and zoonosis! you’re just one click away!
Where? Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
When? October 20 – 23, 2017
Applications due? September 20, 2017
Cost? 60 USD
Website? http://ascm2017borneo.com/

 

A Royal Inquest: All Creatures Great and Small

IVSA Royal Veterinary College – London,England welcomes you to attend our first International event! Our theme is all ‘Creatures Great and Small’. We have planned a fantastic week here in London and are excited to show you around our buzzing city! You can expect tours and workshops at our university, visiting our famous landmarks, meeting our IVSA chapter, lots of tea and much more!
When? October 16 – 22, 2017
Where? Royal Veterinary College, London, United Kingdom
Applications due? September 6, 2017 at 17:00 GMT
Cost? 250 euros – all food, travel and accommodation included (not including flights)
Website? https://goo.gl/forms/jH5CQbY2RTIc9sTF3

Funding for attending the 2017 IVSA Symposium!

Are you interested in attending the IVSA Symposium this December in South Africa but unsure how you might be able to afford the trip? SAVMA’s International Veterinary Exchange Committee is now offering TWO different grants available for this trip!

The first grant is specifically for students who are interested in only the IVSA Symposium in South Africa this December and is open to 1st through 3rd year students. Read more about this grant below:

This $2500 award is for one student to cover travel and registration expenses.The position is open to all SAVMA members excluding current 4th years (5th years in a five-year program) due to the requirements of the position. In order to apply for this scholarship, you must have already applied to and have been accepted as a delegate to attend the 2017 IVSA Symposium in South Africa. This application is for the chance to attend the IVSA (International Veterinary Student Association) Symposium in South Africa. This is a fantastic opportunity to represent SAVMA and your veterinary school at an international event.  You will receive the opportunity to explore an international vet school, international medicine, as well as some unique cultural events associated with the hosting country.  If you have any questions, please email SAVMAIEO@gmail.com or ivecscholarships@gmail.com.
You can access the application form here.

The second grant available is for students who are interested in not only attending the IVSA Symposium in South Africa this December but also the next IVSA Congress this summer in Poland! This grant will only be available to 1st and 2nd year students, as 3rd year students will enter into clinics by the time of the 2018 IVSA Congress next summer. Read more about this grant below:

This $5000 award is for one student to cover travel and registration expenses to both the 2017 IVSA Symposium in South Africa and the 2018 IVSA Congress in Poland.The position is open to all SAVMA members excluding current 4th years (5th years in a five-year program) due to the requirements of the position. In order to apply for this scholarship, you must have already applied to and have been accepted as a delegate to attend the 2017 IVSA Symposium in South Africa and the 2018 IVSA Congress in Poland. This is a fantastic opportunity to represent SAVMA and your veterinary school at an international event. You will receive the opportunity to explore an international vet school, international medicine, as well as some unique cultural events associated with the hosting countries. If you have any questions, please email SAVMAIEO@gmail.com or ivecscholarships@gmail.com.
You can access the application form here.

66th IVSA Symposium in South Africa

The International Veterinary Students Association (IVSA) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded in 1951. 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.

This winter, IVSA will be holding it’s 66th IVSA Symposium in the beautiful country of South Africa! The theme is “The BIG FIVE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE”. The event will focus on five main areas of importance, namely: wildlife, equines, production animals, small animals and humans.

Symposium Dates: December 9th – 19th, 2017
Applications close: September 16th at 7pm EST!

To learn more about the Symposium, check our their website and especially their itinerary of events! The cost of the Symposium is only 350 EUR (~413 USD) plus the cost of your own flights to / from South Africa. To apply for the symposium, click here!

Life-Changing Impact

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Check out Dr. Anthony Blikslager and Dr. Mathew Gerard’s amazing work on a life-changing impact for poached rhinos! Currently, we are losing more than 1,000 rhinos a year to illegal rhino horn poaching, and nobody knows how to treat these rhinos or knows the anatomy. “Our work has started on this pathway of increasing our knowledge of the most frequently affected anatomy during rhino horn poaching…”

Read the article here!