Björn Meij joins AniCura’s Scientific Council

Press release

Björn Meij, professor in small animal surgery at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, joins AniCura’s Scientific Council as new member. Björn Meij is a well-known researcher within orthopaedics and neurosurgery, and will make an important contribution in developing research and quality across AniCura.

AniCura’s Scientific Council was established in 2013 to promote evidence-based care, research and quality across AniCura. The council also reviews applications and allocates funds from AniCura’s Research Fund.

In May, Björn Meij was appointed new member of AniCura’s Scientific Council. Björn is a Dutch veterinarian, professor and European specialist (Diplomate ECVS) in small animal surgery since 1993. Today, he is head of surgery at the Utrecht university where he leads a team of specialist surgeons and is ECVS resident coordinator. Björn Meij is well-known for his research within orthopaedics and neurosurgery.

- It is a great pleasure to welcome Björn Meij to AniCura’s Scientific Council. He has significant experience from highly specialised veterinary care, and a strong scientific track record. His expertise will be key to develop clinical research at AniCura, says Anna Tidholm, Chairman of AniCura’s Scientific Council.

- I am impressed by AniCura’s commitment to quality development and research. Closer collaboration between universities and clinics is important to develop veterinary research, and I look forward to join AniCura’s Scientific Council, says Björn Meij, professor in small animal surgery at Utrecht University.

In June, the research projects and veterinarians who will receive funding from AniCura’s Research Fund in 2018 will be announced. 

For further information, please contact
Maria Tullberg, Group Communications Manager AniCura, +46 736 268 886