The IVEC promotes the advancement of veterinary education and animal welfare throughout the world. The committee facilitates individual, cultural and educational exchanges through the recruitment of veterinarians and veterinary students to participate in international student exchange programs. The committee also distributes information about the activities of the International Veterinary Student Association and encourages local chapters to be involved in international activities. The committee works closely with the SAVMA International Exchange Officer. The committee also distributes scholarships and grants to promote international exchanges.