International Veterinary Students' Association Nepal (IVSA Nepal) is a National branch of a global organization, International Veterinary Students' Association (IVSA), established in 1953. The organization was solely established for benefiting 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. IVSA Nepal as being the National member organization of the global committee works for the same purpose and was established in 2013/14. During the course of its growth this organization worked in several dimensions regarding Veterinary education, Veterinary Profession and issues related to health of animals and people. The organization with its devouring success efficiently established itself as a potent group of skillful and enthusiastic veterinary students and reached to the culmination of eminence for its creative and productive works. In 2016 IVSA Nepal was acknowledged as the National member organization of IVSA Global committee with four local chapters working under the guideline of National executive committee. This expansion led the organization to the next level increasing its areas of activism as well as its efficiency by establishing a strong nexus in between the veterinary students of different institutes running the veterinary program in Nepal. Currently, this organization focus on eclectic programs regarding Animal welfare and is involved in different work areas that comprises Specific programs for promoting veterinary education in Nepal . It has regularly been an important hand for conducting different programs responsible for raising knowledge as well as awareness at both student and farmers level.
IVSA Nepal has established its local chapters at all the veterinary colleges of Nepal namely:
IVSA Rampur at Agriculture and Forestry University, Rampur, Chitwan.
IVSA Paklihawa at Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Paklihawa Campus, Rupandehi.
IVSA HICAST at Himalayan College of Agricultural Sciences & Technology, Kathmandu.
IVSA NPI at Nepal Polytechnic Institute, Chitwan.
The mission of IVSA Nepal is “To benefit the animals and people of the world”
This is attempted to achieve by through dedication of veterinary students to promote the international application of veterinary skills, education and knowledge.
IVSA Nepal helps to expand the worldwide collaboration of over thirty thousand students, via global proud IVSA, enriching their student experience and improving their skills as future veterinarians.
Students can take part in congress & symposia, student exchanges and many projects and educational opportunities focusing on Animal Welfare, One Health and Veterinary Education.