International Veterinary Students' Association

Mission Statement

The International Veterinary Students’ Association (IVSA) is a non-profit organization run by volunteer veterinary students that was founded in 1953. The mission of IVSA is “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.”

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Executive Board 

Headshot of Michael Martinez-Algarin


Michael Martinez-Algarin

Class of 2025

Headshot of Gregory Castro

Vice President 

Gregory Castro

Class of 2026

Headshot of Shelby Bascle


Shelby Bascle

Class of 2026

Headshot of Justine Sheu


Justine Sheu

Class of 2026

Headshot of Sofia Casaine

OIE Chair/IVSA Representative

Sofia Casaine 

Class of 2026