Student Real Life Real Impact 2019

Real Life Real Impact weekends are spiritual retreats geared for veterinary students. During these weekends, students have an opportunity to meet Christian veterinarians in private practice, talk with some of CVM's long-term field staff, find out about short-term mission trips with CVM, fellowship with students from other veterinary schools and much more.

Registration will be LIVE on November 1st.

The weekends are packed to accommodate students' busy schedules. They are hosted by a veterinary school in your regional area and up to six schools are invited. The weekends start Friday evening with a fellowship dinner and a time of prayer. On Saturday, participants attend various talks and enjoy local cuisine, tour the hosting veterinary school's campus and end the evening with worship from a local band.

If you are a veterinary professional – click here to register on the professional page.

Student Real Life Real Impact 2019 Dates


January 18-20, 2019
Miracle Ranch, Port Orchard, WA


January 18-20, 2019
UC Davis, CA


January 25-27, 2019
North Carolina State University


February 1-3, 2019
Oklahoma State University


February 8-10, 2019
Tuskegee University, AL


February 15-17, 2019
Ontario Veterinary College


February 15-17, 2019
University of Illinois


February 22-24, 2019
Pioneer Camp
Alberta, Canada


March 1-3, 2019
Ross University

Students are welcome to attend any RLRI event, regardless of whether it is associated with their region and school.

Quote_Icon.png "This was the best conference I've ever attended! I walked away feeling full and hopeful, knowing that there are good-hearted and Jesus-loving veterinarians that are working hard for the Kingdom. Thank you for all veterinarians and coordinators who made this event possible. You have all changed my life in a single day."

Quote_Icon.png "RLRI was such a wonderful experience of catching up with friends, worshiping and renewing passion for the Lord, learning from humble and kind veterinarians and others, honest conversations, delicious meals and fellowship...fabulous music. This has been my favorite weekend this year!"

Quote_Icon.png "The whole weekend was incredibly encouraging. I left feeling refreshed and ready to enter clinics and, eventually, start my career as a veterinarian. Christian vets, I am convinced, are THE coolest people ever. I have renewed faith that God will lead me where He wants me to go, open the right doors, and do something awesome with my life."

Quote_Icon.png "This was my first RLRI and I absolutely loved it! I met so many people that shared the same interests as me and I enjoyed talking to them and hearing about their experiences, while sharing mine! I also loved the speakers, the food, the services (e.g. the band), the tour of the vet school, and the evening challenges!"