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IVSA Denmark

Denmark is one the earliest founded IVSA organizaations. IVSA Denmark was founded in 1951.

IVSA Denmark, has currently around 1000 registered members throughout the veterinary faculty.

The current IVSA positions occupied:

President: Nina Schmidt Vice President: Line Skaarup Nissen EO-Senior: Amalie Hofmeyer Andersen EO-Junior: Miriam Dibbern Treasurer: Louise Dahl Christensen Secretary: Emilie Øgelund Information Officer: Mie Piilgaard Petersen

IVSA Denmark has its headquarters in Copenhagen, at the University of Copenhagen, where the only veterinary faculty in Denmark also has its place.


IVSA Denmark doesn't have a local member organization. Instead the students apply for a specific exchange and the participants themselves helps with the planning of the exchange.


Some of the group Exchanges We've done: 2012: IVSA Denmark/IVSA Grenada 2012/2013: IVSA Denmark/IVSA Norway 2013/2014: IVSA Denmark/IVSA Florrida 2014: IVSA Denmark/IVSA France, Alfort 2014: IVSA Denmark/IVSA Budapest 2015: IVSA Denmark/IVSA Zürich


We try to arrange at least one big exchange(10 perticipants for about 7-10 days) and one small exchange(8 participants for about 5-7 days) a year.


What can You expect on exchanges in Denmark:


Vet related.


Our small animal hospital. Witch has been renovated to a brand new and fancy hospital in 2011.

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Our large animal hospital. The hospital used to be in the centre of Copenhagen and was small and old, but in 2008 the new big hospital opened a bit outside of Copenhagen. Therefore this is also very fancy and with brand new equipment. Example2.jpg

Novo Nordisk. A big medicine company making insulin (invented in Denmark). They have a lot of experiential animals and are famous for there good care of them.

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Pig farms. In Denmark we have about 12.800.000 slaughter pigs, and about 5.600.000 people. So we are famous for our production and export. Therefore we have a lot of pig farms.

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Viking Genetics. A world known danish company for it's highly valuated knowledge in genetics, distributing top quality semen to cattle productions all across the globe.

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Culture related.


Kopenhagen Fur. Denmark is famous for Mink skins in a very high standard. This I due to the strict legislation about mink care in Denmark. Kopenhagen fur is the company that processors all the skins and auction them to all over the world. Example6.jpg

Christiania is a self-proclaimed autonomous neighbourhood in the centre of Copenhagen. And until 2004 the only place in Denmark witch freely sold hash.

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Amalienborg. The queens palace. We have the oldest royal family in the world.

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Nyhavn (New harbour). Very famous and have a long history. Sailors from all over the world coming to Copenhagen used to know this harbour for it’s beers and a girls. ;-) Today it’s a bit more fancy place to get a nice meal. But very popular among young people.

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And of course there is plenty of other stuff to do and see, and we promise you to make it a phenomenal program. :-D If you have any requests, please let us know. Looking forward to show you our country!


Individual Exchanges When applying for individual exchanges in Denmark, English is a must. Neither our IVSA organisation or the university offers dorms, sadly! We can't offer internships at our university, though the univeristy itself has a splendid programme made easy to apply through. The Erasmus programme it's called, and here is a link to get you started: http://studies.ku.dk/

Local acticities Dogwash: an event where regular people from the nabourhood gets a cheap dog wash. The money is donated to different animal organizations. Smediefest: Our annual festival, for the entire fuculty, with 500+ attendens every year. Membership meetings: quarterly a year, we host a meeting for all members. Each meetings has a specifik aggenda, as one is for delegating scholarships to certain students which has brought back acedemic relevance from their travelings. Another is where we advertise the possibilities of traveling through IVSA - a good event for those needing inspiration.

If you wish to know more about IVSA Denmark, visit our webpage: http://ivsa-denmark.dk/


Contact: Specific EO related(e.g. exchanges): eo.ivsa.dk@gmail.com Main IVSA: ivsadenmark@gmail.com