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International Program Advisory Committee (IPAC)

Charge - The charge to the IPAC is to help implement international grants and programs that strengthen ongoing College and University programs. The members of the Committee are expected to be well informed about international issues and opportunities that affect the educational and research programs of the college. There should be interaction with TAMU campus International Office.

Membership - Membership consists of 2 (two) faculty members for each department appointed by the Department Heads with concurrence of the Dean. Chair elected by faculty member annually. Membership Term: 3 years

Member Department/Affiliation
Ashley, Clay Chair - Dean's Office
Blue, Alice VTPP
Budke, Christine VIBS
Cohen, Noah VLCS
Curley, Kevin VIBS
Esteve-Gassent, Maria VTPB
Lepiz, Mauricio VSCS
Musser, Jeffrey VTPB
Gerald, Parker Dean's Office
Roussel, Allen VLCS
Suchodolski, Jan VSCS
Wasser, Jeremy VTPP
Elliott, Jim (Ex-officio) CMP
Hensley, Terry (Ex-officio) TVMDL
Rogers, Kenita (Ex-officio) Dean's Office
Seabury, Ashley (Ex-officio) Dean's Office
Simmons, Heather (Ex-officio) IIAD
Voelker, Cynthia (Secretary) VTPB
Logan Linda (Ex-officio) Director International Programs

International Vet Student Association

Our Mission


The I.V.S.A. 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.

The Association has members all over the world and is constantly seeking to establish links with non-member countries, to encourage the exchange of ideas and values. The I.V.S.A. is a non-political organization, and its official language is English.

The Principle Goals

To raise the overall standard of veterinary education by increasing international and inter-cultural exchange of ideas and knowledge.

To promote opportunities for veterinary students to undertake education in important areas outside their normal training, for example management, welfare and environmental issues, technical language training, and specialization unique to another country.

The I.V.S.A Meet These Goals By
  • Organizing student exchange programs
  • Holding international congresses and symposia
  • Producing various publications
  • Supporting veterinary education, especially in disadvantaged countries
  • Working with professional veterinary health care organizations
  • Representing the international professional interests of veterinary students

Christian Veterinary Fellowship

Christian Veterinary Fellowship is a student organization that joins members' faith with serving others through veterinary medicine. The need for veterinary care is present wherever people keep animals, and transcends cultural and geographical boundaries. This opens up doors to go anywhere imaginable in the world. In recent years, students have gone to Haiti, Honduras, Mongolia, and Uganda. The specifics vary with each trip, but those that go can expect to apply knowledge and skills they have gained in school while under the mentorship of veterinarians who are active in the profession on a global scale. The possible work ranges from spaying and neutering dogs, to castrating bulls, to deworming goats, to educating local children on animal husbandry and public health

International involvement students begin through Christian Veterinary Fellowship can continue after graduation, as the student chapter is a branch of the parent organization, Christian Veterinary Mission. This group focuses on short and long-term missions all over the world, and affords veterinarians the opportunity to continue to take part in the profession on a global scale after graduation.

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Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture

The programs at the Borlaug Institute provide researchers, policymakers and university faculty from developing countries the ability to strengthen sustainable agricultural practices through scientific training and collaborative research opportunities.