International Veterinary Exchange Opportunities in Asia - SAVMA IVSA

International Exchange Opportunities for Veterinary Students

SAVMA Chapter of the International Veterinary Student Association


Asia | Africa | Australia | Europe | Central/South America | North America | Worldwide


Veterinary student exchange opportunities are currently available in the following countries:

If you know of additional exchange opportunities, please contact us to let us know the details.



Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese MedicineThe Chi Institute Basic Acupuncture Program not only certifies students in veterinary acupuncture, but also offers a comprehensive foundation in the theories and principles behind Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. The Basic Acupuncture Program is open to all veterinarians and junior and senior vet school students; no other pre-requisite is required. The program takes place over five sessions: two on-line and three on-site. The program is split into courses for three kinds of veterinary practice: small animal, equine and mixed animal.

For more information visit: ​



The Tree of Life for Animals (T.O.L.F.A.)
Helping India's Animals in Need

The Tree of Life for Animals (T.O.L.F.A) is a grassroots organization in India set up to improve the abject suffering seen in stray animals residing on every street. By reducing numbers, through sterilization, providing rescue and veterinary care to those that are ailing and vaccination to prevent disease, the lives of these animals can be dramatically improved. By extending the hand of kindness, we hope to be able to show people, both local and visiting that animals are a vital part of our environment that should be valued, protected and cared for.

Who Can Volunteer
Volunteer help at a busy shelter is always welcome. They are in need of qualified veterinarians and veterinary technicians but they welcome veterinary students and volunteers who have experience working with animals, as well as people with a bit of time, compassion and any other skills to contribute.

Volunteer Contribution
They are a charitable organization, depending on donations to fund the running of the hospital. They ask volunteers to raise a minimum amount of money prior to coming to our shelter. This money will cover your accommodation and lunch and all profits will go straight back to the hospital and will help cover our running costs such as medicines, the running of our rescue vehicle, staff wages and fresh food for the animals.

Minimum Donations

Off Peak Season: £300 per month (minus £150 one-off deposit)
Off-peak season dates include: January - May and October - November.

Peak Season: £500 per month (minus £150 one-off deposit)
Peak season dates include: June - September and Christmas and New Year.

For more information visit: Email for current availabilities.

Vets Beyond Borders
Veterinary students undertaking their final year of study can volunteer to carry out the role of veterinary technicians or veterinary nurses. If there is a fully qualified veterinary onsite, veterinary students will also be able to assist this person with surgery under their supervision.

Applications for this opportunity are via our website, beginning at:

To make an inquiry to ascertain eligibility, please contact VBB through their website:

For more information visit:

Veterinary Medicine in India
Work alongside a local vet, assisting with the treatment and care of domestic animals and livestock. You can accompany vets on outreach programs and farm visits.

For more information, contact: or 1-888-839-3535

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Sri Lanka

Veterinary Medicine in Sri Lanka
As an intern on the Veterinary Medicine project in Sri Lanka, you will work alongside qualified veterinarians at a clinic and accompany them on field visits to farms.

For more information, contact: or 1-888-839-3535

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