The European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition (ESVCN) was founded October 5th 1991 at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna during the WSAVA congress. The society is affiliated to the European Society of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ESVIM).
After a few years of organising a one day seminar in conjunction with the ESVIM congresses, since 1997, the ESVCN started organising its own independent yearly congress in September.
Currently the society counts about 150 members
Picture: Some of the founding fathers from left to right: Ron Anderson, Josef Leibetseder, Jacques Debraekeleer, Helmut Meyer
Prof. Josef Leibetseder – President
Prof. Ronald S. Anderson – Vice-President
Prof. Helmut C. Meyer – Honorary President
Prof. Dominique Grandjean - Treasurer
Dr. Jacques Debraekeleer - Secretary
Prof. Josef Leibetseder - Veterinärmedizinsche Universität, Vienna (Austria)
Prof. Ronald S. Anderson - University of Liverpool (UK)
Prof. Helmut C. Meyer - Tierärztliche Hochschule, Hannover (Germany)
Prof. Jean-Pierre Cotard - Ecole National Vétérinaire d’Alfort, Maisons-Alfort (France)
Dr. Jacques Debraekeleer - Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Tienen (Belgium)