Definition: The International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS) is an association of specialists in pig health and production.

The IPVS was founded in 1967. The first Congress was held in Cambridge, United Kingdom in 1969 and the second in Hannover, Germany in 1972.

The objectives of the Society are the following:
  1. the holding of international congresses for the exchange of knowledge related to pig health and production.
  2. the promotion of the formation of Pig Veterinary Societies in all pig producing countries and promotion of cooperation between such societies.
  3. the provision of bursaries as rewards for outstanding research and the reporting of such research at IPVS congresses in either poster or oral format.

Criteria for Membership

  1. Membership shall be open to all veterinarians interested in the aims of the Society.
  2. Associate membership shall be open to non-veterinarians interested in the aims of the Society.

For more details please see the IPVS Constitution


The following documents can be downloaded:

  1. Duties of the General Secretary - download Duties
  2. Tasks of the General Secretary at  IPVS  congresses - download Tasks
  3. Pro forma worksheet for Agenda for General Assembly - download Worksheet

Upcoming IPVS Congresses

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2026