Student Real Life Real Impact 2018

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 is now LIVE!  Scroll down to click on your region!

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 2018 Dates


January 12-14, 2018
Miracle Ranch, Port Orchard, WA


January 19-21, 2018
Lincoln Memorial University


February 2-4, 2018
Iowa State University


February 9-11, 2018
Mississippi State University


February 16-18, 2018
Midwestern University, AZ


February 16-18, 2018
Camp Deerpark, Cuddebackville, NY


February 23-25, 2018
Pioneer Camp
Alberta, Canada


February 23-25, 2018
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!"