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Volume 25(4), Winter 2015


A new board for FECAVA


The latest FECAVA Council meeting was held at the FECAVA Eurocongress in Barcelona in October and was attended by the representatives of most of the companion animal veterinary associations in Europe as well as the FVE, UEVP and WSAVA Presidents.

Jerzy Gawor (Poland) was elected FECAVA President in Barcelona, replacing Monique Megens (Netherlands). Past President Simon Orr (UK) left the Board after nearly 20 years of service to the Federation while Belgium's Ann Criel (Belgium) was elected new Board member. Wolfgang Dohne (UK) and Denis Novak (Serbia) remain on board.

From left, Ann Criel, Wolfgang Dohne, Jerzy Gawor,

Monique Megens, Simon Orr, Denis Novak


Travel scholarship winner

The 21st FECAVA Euro Congress in Barcelona also saw the announcement of the winners of this year's FECAVA LABOKLIN Travel Scholarship. ...

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From left, Wolfgang Dohne and Jerzy Gawor from FECAVA with Charlotte Hoffmann-Timmol and Miguel Galian from Laboklin.

From left, Monique Megens, Frédéric Goulle, Yvonne van Zeeland, Karin de Lange

FECAVA awards


The FECAVA 2015 awards were presented on 16 October at the SEVC / FECAVA Eurocongress in Barcelona. Frédéric Goulle (Aquivet Clinic, France) won best article published in the European Journal of Companion Animal Practice (EJCAP), for his paper: Use of porcine small intestinal submucosa for corneal reconstruction in dogs and cats: 106 cases. The paper was originally published in the Journal of Small Animal Practice.

Yvonne van Zeeland and Nico Schoemaker (Utrecht University, Netherlands) won the FECAVA award for the best commissioned paper, Plumage disorders in psittacine birds - part 2: feather damaging behaviour.

The awards were presented by outgoing FECAVA president, Monique Megens and EJCAP Editor Karin de Lange.