Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol 2018; 31(03): v-vi
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1646945
Guest Editorial
Schattauer GmbH Stuttgart

Welcome, Bienvenida, Herzlich willkommen, Benvenuto, Bien venue to the Vth WVOC in Barcelona

Peter Böttcher
Small Animal Clinic, Free University Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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03 April 2018

03 April 2018

Publication Date:
03 May 2018 (eFirst)

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Peter Böttcher, ESVOT President

Every 4 years, ESVOT (European Society of Veterinary Orthopaedics and Traumatology) and VOS (Veterinary Orthopedic Society), the North American sibling of ESVOT, organize a joint meeting to promote high-level education and scientific exchange in all fields of orthopaedics and traumatology. In this context, I would like to acknowledge the late Geoff Summer-Smith, who first brought up the idea of a World Veterinary Orthopaedic Congress (WVOC) in 2002. I feel that sharing and living common values and putting them on the podium of an international high-class conference are more important than ever before, at a time when the tendency of some people is to wish for separation and isolation.