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UPLOADED 17. April 2018

IVSA Group Exchange Brno-Bern, April 2018

The IVSA Bern committee members are proud to announce the success of our group exchange with IVSA Brno, Czech Republic !  Once again, ten students of IVSA Bern accepted the challenge to travel abroad during 6 days to meet veterinary students from new horizons, in exchange of giving them a taste of the Swiss culture by welcoming them in our well-known mountains…

The Czech students stayed at the scouts hut, at the border of the Bern river, the Aare. From visiting the old town of Bern and our little but nice vet campus at the edge of the students quartier, to excursions in the mountains of the Berner Oberland and its surroundings, including a trip to the French-speaking part of Switzerland where they could taste our famous cheese and chocolate, our guests couldn’t have seen a more typical side of our small but rich country.

Two weeks after that, we left our mountains to finally get to Brno, second city of Czech Republic, where their IVSA members were waiting for us to discover their unique culture. And what a rich culture ! We had the chance to walk through the landscape of pure wildlife around the city, enter into the largest cave system of the country in a wonderful nature reserve, experience traditional Easter meals at one of the students’ place and enjoy a trip to the small village of Mikulov, where we had a nice wine-tasting surrounded by stunningly beautiful vineyards. Besides, the Czech students showed us their huge vet campus, where we could take care of cows, sheeps and goats in the farm animal clinic with the help of the local vet.

We couldn’t expect a better way to get to know this beautiful country and its citizens, than by having as hosts the kindest people we could imagine. We all would like to thank the veterinary students from Brno from the bottom of our hearts to have made this experience possible between Brno and Bern and we will surely keep very sweet memories from that unforgettable exchange.

Did it attract your attention and do you want to join the large IVSA family and get to know vet students from all over the world ? Don’t hesitate and write us an email at ivsaswitzerland.bernvsamo.org and we’ll be happy to welcome you as a new member and ambassador of our team !

See you soon,

The IVSA Bern committee



NEW members wanted!

Do you love travelling abroad and learning about different cultures? Do you enjoy meeting new people? Are you interested in learning about different topics of veterinary medicine apart from the lectures in Bern? Then IVSA might be the right thing for you!
A few years ago, the current IVSA Bern-team brought our member organisation back to life. We have been inactive for many years and only recently and after a lot of work  we got our status as an active MO back. Sadly, all of the current members are to leave vet school in two years. In order to not let the idea of IVSA in Bern die again, we need... YOU!
What we are looking for:
  • IVSA Bern needs new members that can take over our current positions in a year or two. 
  • What you need to do depends on your position - the treasurer manages our finances, the EO organises group exchange for foreign students or communicates with oder EOs in order to place students from Bern abroad, and so on.


What do you get from it?
  • No money - as an active IVSA member, you are not paid, but what you get from it is totally worth it.
  • Opportunities to travel around the world meeting other vet students from almost every country and, through this, establish a network of international contacts.
  • Opportunities to go abroad for internships or be part / organise a group exchange, something you will remember for a long time
  • Insight in so many different methods of teaching and practising veterinary medicine
  • Something to write on your CV - many fully-grown veterinarians do remember IVSA when it used to be active earlier on. Who knows, it might me the little extra that makes you getting a job?


What do you need?

  • Good english skills - it is the communication language of IVSA
  • Motivation to invest time - yes, in order to keep it running, you will have to invest some time in answering mails, reading the monthly bulletins and maybe also some weeks of your holiday joining a congress or symposium - but it will be worth it!


Application for the 66th IVSA Symposium in South Africa

Are you looking for a cool experience where you get to meet vet students from all over the world? Are you interested in Wildlife and looking for an affordable option to experience South Africa? Then this might be the perfect event for you!

The symposium takes place from 9th to 19th of December 2017. 

uploaded 27. August 2017

The fee of approx. 350 € covers accommodation, food, lectures, workshops and excursions during the duration of the congress.

For more information, check out their website and contact us about the application process.

We would be happy to have Bern represented in South Africa!


UPLOADED 27. August 2017

EAEVE evaluators wanted!

The EAEVE is the official accrediation authority for veterinary education establishments within Europe. It evaluates vet schools in Europe and acknowledges them officially if they reach a certain standard.

For this project, EAEVE is looking for students who visit the schools, talk to the staff and students in order to get a deeper insight in the specific vet school. In return, the student has all travel expenses covered.

If you want to know more about this interesting opportunity, do not hesitate to contact us!