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Fachschaft Vet. med. Bern


Länggassstrasse 120

3012 Bern









International Veterinary Students Association

IVSA exists 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.

We are

  • Four fourth-year students who brought IVSA Bern back to life a few years ago. We are always looking for additional board members! We are working with the following positions:
  • President - Sophia Jenni: Official representative of IVSA Bern and also helping us to spread the word of IVSA Bern through Facebook, etc.
  • Treasurer - Mirjam Laska: Makes sure that the budget is correct and that we have enough money left for group exchanges and so on..
  • EO outgoing - Christa Trachsel: The position of the EO is split up in two. Is there somene from Bern looking for an internship abroad, Christa talks to the other EOs in order to find a proper placement for the students.
  • EO incoming - Annina Müller: The second part of the EO-task is to place students from abroad in our clinics for internships and to help them finding accomodation and so on.

! At the moment we are looking for new people for every position as we want to start passing on IVSA to the next generation!



  • To raise the overall standard of veterinary education, particularly in   disadvantaged countries.

  • To actively support measures to improve the standard of animal welfare worldwide.
  • To provide opportunities for veterinary students to  undertake education in important areas outside the traditional  veterinary training (e.g. in management, animal welfare,environmental issues and technical language training).
  • To increase the awareness of the functions and philosophy of the IVSA.
  • To represent the international interest of veterinary students.


ivsa meets these goals by

  • Organising student exchange programmes
  • Holding international congresses and symposia
  • Producing various publications
  • Supporting veterinary education, especially in disadvantaged countries
  • Working with professional veterinary health care organisations
  • Representing the international professional interests of veterinary students 

What does this mean For you?

Through IVSA you can join to single and group exchanges. Besides IVSA organises every year Workshops, Congresses and Symposia. The Fachschaft Vetmed Bern is a part of IVSA so the Membership for you is free. You can find more Information’s at www.ivsa.org, on our Facebook side (IVSA Bern, Switzerland) or on Instagram (ivsa_bern_switzerland).

Do you have any more questions? Don’t hesitate to write us!