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International Veterinary Students’ Association The Netherlands

As the Netherlands only have got one place to study veterinary medicine, IVSA The Netherlands is situated in Utrecht. As the Dutch IVSA Member Organisation we stay connected to all other Member Organisations and thereby provide the Dutch IVSA members with all the possibilities and opportunities IVSA offers. Thereby, each time the symposium or congress is being held some of the people serving the Dutch Member Organisation will represent IVSA the Netherlands there.

Besides this, IVSA Member Organisations have got the opportunity to organise individual and group exchanges for their members. IVSA The Netherlands arranges individual internships abroad for Dutch students and internships here in The Netherlands for foreign veterinary students. Other Member organisations will provide the same exchange opportunities the other way around.

Other events
Besides this, IVSA the Netherlands also organizes different kinds of smaller activities like lectures. There is some special attention to the subject One Health, which is placed to attention by two veterinary students with the function of IVSA Local Veterinary Public Health Officer.
At last, IVSA the Netherlands is starting up a whole new event for European veterinary students, following the example of Asia (Asian conference) and the US (SAVMA symposium). For the organisation of this event the IVSA the Netherlands MO has established a separate committee. More information can be found under the EVSS-tab at this website.
At this moment the Dutch IVSA Member Organisation has six members operating under the following constitution:
President:                                   Sietske Ruijgh
Secretary:                                   Jesse Gosker
Treasurer & Vice-president:       Diederik Diepenhorst
Senior Exchange Officer:           Charlotte Gloudi
Junior Exchange Officer:            Lisa van der Graaff
Public Relations Coordinator:     Julia Hakkaart

IVSA NL 17-18

The IVSA Member Organization in the Netherlands is supported by the organization of the group exchange by a group exchange committee. This committee is constituted as follows:
President:                 Jesse Tijssen
Secretary:                 Meike Leerdam
Treasurer:                 Dennis van Bergenhenegouwen
Co-Vice-President:   Floor de Graaf
Co-Vice-President    Raquel van Velzen    
Vice-treasurer:          Ellen Leenstra

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.


  • 15.06.2018-17.06.2018 2nd European Veterinary Students Seminar in Zagreb, Croatia
  • 16.07.2018-27.07.2018 67th IVSA Congress in Kraków, Poland


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