International Veterinary Students' Association | The Netherlands



Welcome! This is the website of the Dutch part of the International Veterinary Students' Association.



The first edition of the European Veterinary Students Seminar was held at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Utrecht, the Netherlands. 95 European veterinary students attended this four day event. For this first edition of the EVSS, the theme was "United by our challenges, strengthened in our solutions". The focus was on building a collective solution to European Veterinary problems nowadays, ranging from epidemic management and control to the improvement of communication between veterinarians.

Why should you organize the EVSS?
Would your MO like to organize an IVSA event? The EVSS is a great event to organize, even if you have never organized an event before, as the EVSS itself is only three to four days in total!

Organizing the EVSS means having the opportunity of:'

  • Meeting veterinary students from other EU countries.
  • Promoting your IVSA MO inside and outside your faculty,
  • Training your management and organization skills.
  • Making new connections, 
  • Building networks with institutions which may be important for IVSA and your future career
  • and many other reasons: professional and personal!
Are you interested?

Are you definitely interested in organizing the next EVSS? You have got until the 6th of November 2016 to write a motivation and send this to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . This should contain:

  1. A short piece of text why you want to organize the next EVSS and why you should be chosen as next hosting MO (max. 250 words).T
  2. he (inter)national events your MO has organized in the past or is been planning to organize (max. 250 words).
  3. How you are planning on organizing the next EVSS. Consider the formation of an OrganizingCommittee, sponsorship, cooperation with your faculty, promotion of the event, etc. (max. 600 words).

If you still have questions you can email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for a short manual on the EVSS to get a good idea what it takes to organize an event. 



About us

IVSA stands for International Veterinary Students' Association. We arrange individual internships abroad and individual internships here in the Netherlands for foreign veterinary students.


  • 26.10.2016-29.10.2016 1st South and East Europe Regional and Environmental Enrichment Conference (REEC)
  • 01.01.2017-08.01.2017 IVSA Special General Assembly, North Carolina


For more information about exchanges, our activities or us, you can send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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We are located at the folowing address:
Yalelaan 1
3584 CL Utrecht
The Netherlands