IVSA China

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About Us

IVSA China, Beijing has recently been established in 2015 and we are proud to finally be an IVSA member!

Members of our MO:

Local President: Michael Huang

22 year old Taiwanese Canadian, 4th year DVM undergrad

"Infatuated with small animals, and perhaps an undiscovered passion for wild ones too!"

Exchange Officer: Ruiqi Fan

4th year DVM undergrad.

“A man who stubbornly strives to become a veterinarian at all costs.”

Other members: Kay Lee, Chenyu Xiong, Jessy Wang

Where We Are

Our chapter is centered in China Agriculture University (CAU), situated in Beijing, the capital city of China. Beijing is the 3rd largest city in the world (yes, you heard that right!). It has 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites (including the famous Great Wall, Forbidden City, and Summer Palace), and is the hosting city of the 2008 Winter as well as the 2022 Winter and Summer Olympic Games.

Life here is quite precarious (in a good way). You get a taste of all the cuisines from around the world due to the rich cultural diversity you will find in this city, with historical Hu Tongs that will send you shivers of nostalgia and give you a glimpse of the lives of Chinese from older generations. If you are lucky enough to visit during any of the festive seasons, you will certainly find an exquisite collection of traditional Chinese art, festivals, and performances that will take place all over the city. As for those who are interested in a glamorous night life, Beijing will not disappoint you.

CAU's College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM)

Fun facts about China Agriculture University

Ranked 43rd in the QS World University Ranking in Agriculture & Forestry, with 4 subjects listed in the world’s top 1% of ESI (Essential Science Indicators based on the ISI Web of Knowledge)

Undergraduate degree programs: 64 Master’s degree programs: 171 Doctoral degree programs: 95

Includes college of veterinary medicine, animal sciences and technology, agronomy and biotechnology and many more

1,682 international papers published in SCI and EI journals�Research funds in excess of 1.2 billion RMB

CAU's College of Veterinary Medicine is constituted of the Department of Basic Veterinary Medicine, Preventive Veterinary Medicine, and Veterinary Clinic Medicine. We own a series of state laboratories, national center, MOA key laboratory, office of Chinese journal of veterinary medicine as well as one of China’s largest veterinary clinic. Specialisations include general veterinary medicine, biology of veterinary medicine, clinical veterinary medicine, preventive veterinary medicine, and public health veterinary medicine.

Group Exchanges

We would be honoured for any prospective students who are willing to join us here at CAU for individual and group exchanges.

In terms of veterinary skills, practices in traditional Chinese veterinary medicine (TCVM) and acupuncture are certainly our fortes that many other universities do not have. We will be able to offer TCVM and acupuncture courses to those who are interested in understanding this unique field of medicine.

And of course, we will take you around all the hotspots of the city for you to get the most out of it!

As we our a new MO, we have not yet organized any exchanges, but that will surely change soon!

Please keep in mind that Chinese (Mandarin) is the language used. Although this is the case, you will find that most students possess sufficient level of English to converse with!

Individual Exchanges

On top of the opportunities available mentioned above, you will find that we have more to offer!

As many of our members are from CAU's Stray Animal Care Association (SACA) along with our close relation with the representative of No Borders Animal Rescue Society (NOBARS), you can combine your efforts with ours in helping out the stray animals in the city as well as educating communities and children about animal welfare.

For those who may be interested in small animal practice in a clinical setting, our school is one of the largest clinics in China. We could certainly find a placement for you at our school's teaching clinic, or assigned to other clinics that you may find interest in.

Contact Us

Due to the political circumstances, Facebook, Twitter, and many other websites have been blocked off in the country.

But please don't hesitate to find us through the following methods:

Local President: Michael Huang

- e-mail: michuang0720@msn.com

- Facebook: Michael Huang (Find me through my email! And yes, I have my ways to hop across the firewall)

Exchange Officer: Ruiqi Fan

- e-mail: fanruiqi8855@foxmail.com