The Glasgow Chapter of the International Veterinary Students Association (ISVA) hosted a group of veterinary students from IVSA Vienna during an educational and cultural exchange visit from 12-19 April. During the visit, sponsored by global veterinary CPD specialist Improve International, the Austrian students enjoyed lectures at the Veterinary School at the University of Glasgow. They also learned about falconry and handling birds of prey and had the opportunity to practice their lambing skills.
IVSA is a global association representing veterinary students from around the world. It aims to enrich their student experience and develop their veterinary skills. It does this through annual meetings, facilitating member exchanges and other projects focused on animal welfare, One Health, education, soft skills and wellness.
Alyssa Cramb from IVSA Glasgow said: “The visit of our Austrian colleagues was a great success and we would like to thank Improve International for its generous sponsorship. We’re now very much looking forward to visiting Vienna later this year.”
Philippe DeSoye from IVSA Austria said: “We all fell in love with Scotland during this exchange visit and we learned a great deal too.”
John Douglass from Improve International said: “We’re living in a global world so the more opportunities vet students have to build relationships with and learn from colleagues from different countries, the better. IVSA’s exchange visits offer students a fantastic opportunity to see their chosen profession from a fresh perspective and to experience a different culture. They are also a lot of fun. We were delighted to support this visit.”
One of the world’s leading veterinary training companies, Improve International is celebrating its 21stt anniversary during 2019. Founded by a team of UK vets, the company has trained more than 20,000 veterinary professionals in 20 countries around the world. In the delivery of its programmes, it works closely with its assessment partner, the European School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ESVPS), and with Harper Adams University, which provides the higher education body quality assurance.
Part of Benchmark Plc and based in Swindon, Improve International provides high quality CPD in a range of formats for veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses to help them to develop their skills and knowledge, using a combination of review lectures, case-based discussions and where, applicable, hands-on practical sessions.