Members of the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe voted for a new board for a two-year term, at the Spring General Assembly held in Palermo, Italy, on June 10.

Members of the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) elected a new board for a two-year term (2011 to 2013) at the spring General Assembly held on June 10 in Palermo, Italy.

The members of FVE unanimously elected BoardroomChristophe Buhot from France to the position of president. Christophe Buhot is a veterinary practitioner with his own small animal practice in Castelnau de Médoc near Bordeaux, France.

He was FVE vice-president since 2009 and was on the board of Union of European Practitioners, FVE’s section representing the practicing veterinarians, from 2001-2009. He also has been member of the board of the Syndicat National des Vétérinaires d’ Exercice Libéral, the French Association of practitioners, since 1998.

Elected as vice-presidents were:
– Hans-Joachim Götz from Germany,
– Rafael Laguens from Spain,
– Robert Huey from United Kingdom,
– Karin Östensson from Sweden.

The new board will strive for FVE to remain pro-active promoting animal health,
welfare and public health by taking a leadership role to get overall recognition of the
“One Health” concept.

For further information, visit the FVE website at or contact the FVE
secretariat on +32 2 533 70 20 or e-mail

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