Brigette Hoang is the president of IVSA. Her desire to travel the world has taken her on three study abroad trips, including the India Experience in her first year of vet school. As a third year student, her interests include small animal medicine and public health. Outside of school, she enjoys hiking, yoga and planning future travel!
Madison was born in Georgia, but finished growing up in Beijing, China. Her love of traveling has taken her to over 20 different countries. As a second year, Madison is exploring all that veterinary medicine has to offer, though her primary interests are in zoo medicine and how veterinary medicine is practiced throughout the world. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, the great outdoors, and snuggling with her two adorable cats.
Hibah is a second year vet student interested in global animal health. She is originally Palestinian, but grew up in the U.S, Japan and Dubai, UAE, which gave her a love for travel and learning about different cultures. She is hoping to go back to Palestine one day to help out with public health/ improving the outlook on veterinary medicine.
Emily is currently a first year veterinary student with a concentration in wildlife and conservation medicine, and an interest in public health. She intends to complete the International Certificate during her time at UGA and hopes to incorporate regular international travel into her professional career. In the past, she has traveled to Nicaragua for high-volume spay/neuter aid and will be studying conservation medicine in Costa Rica this summer. She loves hiking, frisbee, snowboarding, and exploring anywhere she can, especially when her pups, Teva and Winston, can come along for the ride!
Lily is a third year veterinary student in the Class of 2019 and is emphasizing in Small Animal Practice. She hopes to combine companion animal medicine with policy and advocacy, both at the student and national levels, and ideally would love to combine her passions for animals, writing, and seeing the world! She loves Athens, and also loves that UGA is so supportive of our students traveling all over the world!
Travel Grant Chair
Hannah graduated from Clemson University with a B.S. in Animal Sciences and is currently pursuing her DVM at UGA. Her area of emphasis is Public Health and she is interested in working in regulatory medicine and disease prevention after graduating from veterinary school. She also plans to obtain her International Certificate from UGA and to work internationally during her career.
Foreign Language Chair
"I have a passion for travel and language and I am fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese. As an undergraduate, I spent a semester abroad in Chile and after graduation I worked and studied in both Mexico and Brazil before starting veterinary school. I have a strong interest in zoonotic infectious diseases and my declared area of emphasis is Public Health. I hope to continue exploring this fascinating world during my time in veterinary school and throughout my professional veterinary career!"- Rochelle Medford