Organizations

The following are organizations related to International Programs both within and outside of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Faculty Organizations

Student Organizations

Texas A&M Partner Organizations


International Program Advisory Committee (IPAC)

The IPAC implements international grants and programs that strengthen ongoing CVMBS and University programs. The members of the IPAC are expected to be well informed about international issues and opportunities that affect the educational and research programs of the CVMBS.

Each academic Department Head, with the concurrence of the Dean, appoints two faculty members to the IPAC for a term of 3 years. The Chair is elected by IPAC faculty members annually.

Member Department/Affiliation
Chair: Dr. Jan Suchodolski Small Animal Clinical Sciences (VSCS)
Dr. Alice Blue-McLendon Veterinary Physiology & Pharmacology (VTPP)
Dr. Christine Budke Veterinary Integrative Biosciences (VIBS)
Dr. Angela Bordin Large Animal Clinical Sciences (VLCS)
Dr. Kevin Curley Veterinary Integrative Biosciences (VIBS)
Dr. James Derr Veterinary Pathobiology (VTPB)
Dr. Mauricio Lepiz Small Animal Clinical Sciences (VSCS)
Dr. Jeffrey Musser Veterinary Pathobiology (VTPB)
Dr. Jeremy Wasser Veterinary Physiology & Pharmacology (VTPP)
Dr. Gustavo Zanotto  Large Animal Clinical Sciences (VLCS)
Ex-Officios
Dr. Terry Hensley Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Lab (TVMDL)
Dr. Kenita Rogers Office of the Dean | Small Animal Clinical Sciences (VSCS)
Dr. Ashley Seabury Office of the Dean – Research & Graduate Studies
Dr. Heather Simmons Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD)
Dr. Linda Logan Director of International Programs | Veterinary Pathobiology (VTPB)

 


International Veterinary Student Association (IVSA)

IVSA

Our Mission

IVSA 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.

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

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.

IVSA meets 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, and
  • Representing the international professional interests of veterinary students.

Christian Veterinary Fellowship (CVF)

CVF 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, deworming goats, and educating local children on animal husbandry and public health.

International involvement that students begin through CVF 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.


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.


Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD)

The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD) works to address animal health and food security challenges through developing innovative solutions and collaborations.