Thanks for being with us in Frankfurt, 

Germany, 23-25 May 2019.

Dear colleagues,

The ESVONC board and local organizers dr. Martin Kessler and dr. Sandra Kuehnel wish to thank you warmely for being with us at the 15th annual ESVONC congress in Hofheim-am-Taunus.

It was a homecoming for ESVONC, since the first ESVONC meeting was held in Hofheim-am-Taunus, 15 years ago in the basement of Tierklinik Hofheim. We've enjoyed German hospitality and efficiency, sauced with fun, great food, beer and wine. 

We have experience a superb scientific program with 3 Themed Sessions (histiocytic tumors, inflammation and cancer and clinician-pathologist interaction), preceded by a resident workshop on Radiotherapy, Brachytherapy and Photodynamic Therapy on Wednesday 23rd May. 

Over 250 veterinarians, researchers, specialists, pathologists, residents from 29 countries attended this year's ESVONC congress (see pie chart below).

For the first time, ESVONC held an Oncology Technician's day! Thousands of vet tech's assist in treating animal cancer patients on a daily basis. This, too, proved to be a great success, with 56 technicians from 9 different countries. The enthousiasm was enormous!

The congress was 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), next time in Tokyo for the World Veterinary Cancer Congress (Japan, March 2020) or in Siracusa, Sicily, in May 2020!

Take a look at the congress pictures in thePicture Gallery.

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.