Dr. Bojan Zorko from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, is to receive the 2017 World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) Award for Meritorious Service in recognition of the role he has played in developing the veterinary profession in the country. The award will be granted during this year’s WSAVA World Congress, which takes place from September 25 to 28 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Bojan Zorko, a specialist in canine and feline medicine, is professor of veterinary radiology at the University of Ljubljana and a director of the International Veterinary Radiology Association for Central and Eastern Europe.
During a distinguished career in small animal medicine, he served as president of the Slovenian Small Animal Veterinary Association for 6 years and has been regional director of FECAVA for Slovenia for more than 20 years. He lectures veterinary students and post-graduates on a range of topics in small animal medicine, has authored numerous papers, and is active in research. His current interest is the use of stem cells in the treatment of dogs with chronic arthritis.
Commenting on the award to Professor Zorko, WSAVA President Dr. Walt Ingwersen said, “Professor Zorko has made an outstanding contribution to the development of veterinary medicine in Slovenia through his long service to voluntary veterinary organizations and his commitment to teaching and his research.”