IVSA holds annual congresses in July/August and symposia in December/January, providing a unique opportunity for veterinary students worldwide to come together and engage in various activities. 
These events include cultural events, auctions, lectures, and workshops, providing an enriching experience for all attendees. However, the most important part of these events is the General Assembly (GA), where members gather to discuss and decide the future of IVSA.
During the GA, members vote on important issues and make decisions that will impact IVSA's position when advocating on behalf of veterinary students. The GA also plays a key role in the election of the next teams of IVSA officials, who will be responsible for the organisation's operations in the upcoming year. 
The GA elects host for the annual congresses and symposia during the two annual meetings held 1.5 years in advance.