Vet Students Get A Taste Of European Congress Life Thanks To The IVC Evidensia Travel Scholarship

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

As a world-leading provider of veterinary care, and in line with our Sustainability Promise to be a force for good, we believe it’s our responsibility to support the development of future veterinary professionals to continue to improve health outcomes for animal patients and their owners everywhere, for years to come.

Pictured: Veterinary students from across Europe travelled to this year’s joint WSAVA / FECAVA Conference in Lisbon, which took place 27 – 29 September.

The IVC Evidensia Travel Scholarship programme provides veterinary students in their final year at university with the opportunity to travel to the joint WSAVA (World Small Animal Veterinary Association) World Congress and FECAVA (Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations) Euro Congress. Not only does this provide the students with an early introduction to the format of a veterinary congress, but it’s also an opportunity to get to know more about the work of the FECAVA and the WSAVA, and learn more about the key topics that the European veterinary community are concerned with.

“Veterinary congresses are an exciting, important and fun part of the development of every veterinarian, so I am delighted we’re able to give 10 deserving students the opportunity to learn more about the fantastic work of the FECAVA and the WSAVA and to enjoy what is a fantastic European congress” says Daniella Santos, Director of Professional Culture - IVC Evidensia UK&I, who was invited to speak at this year’s event.

As part of the Travel Scholarship programme, the students have full access to the Congress and are invited to several events. By sponsoring their attendance, travel expenses and accommodation, IVC Evidensia is proud to be supporting the veterinary student community in gaining access to a European-leading veterinary conference that they wouldn’t otherwise be able to attend.

This year’s successful applicants hailed from across Europe and had all applied by writing a motivation letter accompanying their CV and proof of student status.

Congratulations to our Scholars this year, who were:
  • Luregn von Planta - University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Viktoria Hirschhofer - University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria
  • Anastasiya Zabara - Latvian University of Life Sciences and Technologies, Latvia
  • Nisa S├╝mertekin - Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Burdur, Turkey
  • Susanna Salvatori - Universit├á di Bologna, Italy
  • Leonidas Folias- Thessaly University, Greece
  • Juliana Bianca Cojan - USAMV Bukuresti, Romania
  • Kamila Tabacsova Zacharova - UVMP Kosice, Slovakia
  • David Mihaljevic - Zagreb University, Croatia
  • Diana Druta - The Agrarian State University of Moldova / erasmus: Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies, Moldova
Wishing our scholars the best of luck as they embark on their exciting veterinary career at the end of their studies.