ESVONC welcomes you to Frankfurt, 

Germany, 23-25 May 2019.

Dear colleagues,

The ESVONC board and local organizers dr. Martin Kessler and dr. Sandra Kuehnel wish to invite you warmely to the 15th annual ESVONC congress. 

This is a homecoming for ESVONC, since the first ESVONC meeting was held in Hofheim-am-Taunus, 15 years ago in the basement of Tierklinik Hofheim. You will enjoy German hospitality and efficiency, sauced with fun, food, beer and wine. 

The team has worked extensively to shape a superb scientific program, in line with former years, with 3 Themed Sessions (histiocytic tumors, inflammation and cancer and clinician-pathologist interaction). The main congress will again be preceded by a resident workshop on Wednesday 23rd May. 

For the first time, ESVONC will have a technician's day! Thousands of vet tech's assist in treating animal cancer patients on a daily basis. We look forward meet and interact with many oncology-oriented technicians from around Europe. We feel there's a need for good education to help the many animals with cancer.

The congress will be celebrated with a Welcome Reception on a boat on the river Main and with a Gala Dinner and dance party at the lovely Palmengarten!

We are looking forward to meet you (again) in Frankfurt, in May 2019!

Ana Lara, Iain, Joaquim, Jérôme, Neil, Martin and Sandra.


Our local organizing team, consisting of Dr. Martin Kessler and Dr. Sandra Kühnel from Hofheim Small Animal Clinic are both very actively involved in charity work taking care of African wildlife through AWARE, which is a conservation trust in Zimbabwe run by veterinarians. AWARE focuses on endangered wildlife and conservation of their habitats through many activities, including monitoring and anti-poaching programs for rhinoceros, elephants, lions and other endangered species. AWARE also performs castration/vaccination campaigns for dogs in poor rural areas, and is involved in educational programs for the public as well as in some research projects.  For further information please refer to the AWARE Zimbabwe website at or for AWARE Germany at At the ESONC meeting AWARE will have an information stand in the industrial exhibition of the congress venue to provide further information to those interested in AWARE’s activities.