Monday, 30 May 2016

International Veterinary Students discuss their future roles in Animal Welfare

International Veterinary Students discuss their future roles in Animal Welfare

The first IVSA conference on Animal Welfare and the role of the vet took place earlier this month and the JMICAWE was pleased to be asked to support this event. The International Veterinary Students’ Association (IVSA) is a student run organisation that represents over 30,000 students from more than 50 different countries. IVSA works to bring veterinary students together through the exchange of ideas, knowledge and culture, by hosting annual symposia and congresses, supporting local and regional events, and facilitating international exchanges.

The conference was hosted by the University of Utrecht’s veterinary school and ran over three days, during which the students engaged in discussions about a wide variety of animal welfare related topics, as well as hearing from some eminent speakers (including our own JMICAWE director). Organised and run by the veterinary students at Utrecht, the conference was a great opportunity to witness just how professional these future vets are, and how passionate they are about wanting to move their field forward positively, and ensure that they address issues of animal welfare in an informed and constructive manner.

‘We were pleased to play a part in providing future veterinarians from various parts of the world with the opportunity to develop their understanding and gain knowledge of new thinking that will allow them to practice and promote high levels of animal welfare as they move forward in their careers’

Prof Nat Waran, JMICAWE Director

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