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Organization

Korean Veterinary Medical Association

  • Established in 1948
  • 18 Province Veterinary Associations, 9 Specialist Societies, (Swine, Bovine, Canine, Aquaculture, Laboratory animal, etc.) and 6 related Scientific Associations
  • Active international roles including presidentship of the Federation of Asian Veterinary Associations and Councilor of the World Veterinary Association
  • Hosting of various international events including the 2004 FAVA, 2011 WSAVA, 2012 IPVS, 2011 OIE Conference on Rabies Control, and 2014 OIE Reference Lab Conference

Veterinary Science in Korea

  • Veterinary science started to be taught in 1907
  • Establishment of national veterinary research center in 1909
  • 10 world-class veterinary colleges offering 6-year courses
  • Advanced preventive technologies against animal diseases and zoonoses
  • Veterinary medicine is at the forefront of the local world-standard stem cell research infrastructure
  • Pursuit of projects to provide quarantine, livestock goods control, and food safety technologies to less developed countries
  • Education, publicity, and legalization for cultural settlement in relation to improvement of animal welfare

Honorary Congress Presidents

  • Yung-rok KIM

    Minister
    Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

  • Jeong-bok YOO

    Mayor
    Incheon Metropolitan City

  • Youngjin RYU

    Minister of Ministry
    of Food and Drug Safety

Congress President

  • Ok-Kyung KIM

    Congress President
    WVC Incheon, KOREA 2017

Organizing Committee

  • Jae-Hong KIM

    Chair, Organizing Committee
    WVC Incheon, KOREA 2017

  • Soon Min OH

    Vice-chair, Organizing Committee
    WVC Incheon, KOREA 2017

As part of its commitment to excellence, the WVC Incheon, KOREA 2017 has brought together an esteemed group of international veterinary representatives, all of whom are recognized experts in their fields. They will lead the implementation of and provide expertise on ensuring success and engagement of a professional program reflecting international focus, interests, and priorities of the WVC Incheon, KOREA 2017.

Scientific & Publication Committee

Chair: Kangmoon SEO (Seoul National University)

No. Streams Members
1 Anesthesia / Emergency Inhyung LEE (Seoul National University)
2 Animal Behavior Junpei KIMURA (Seoul National University)
3 Aquatic Animal Medicine Tae Sung JEONG (Gyeongsang National University)
4 Avian Influenza Youn-Jeong LEE (Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency)
5 Avian Medicine Changsun SONG (Konkuk University)
6 Bovine Medicine Soonwuk JEONG (Konkuk University)
7 Clinical Lab Medicine Ki-Jeong NA (Chungbuk National University)
8 Dentistry Chun-Geun KIM (Evichi Animal Dental Clinic)
9 Dermatology Cheolyong HWANG (Seoul National University)
10 Diagnostic Imaging Kichang LEE (Chonbuk National University)
11 Equine Medicine Kyemyung AHN (Korea Racing Center)
12 Exotic Animal Medicine Junpei KIMURA (Seoul National University)
13 Epidemiology / Public Health Seongbeom CHO (Seoul National University)
14 Foot and Mouth Disease Myoung-Heon LEE (Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency)
15 Global Seminar on Animal Welfare Hye-Won LEE (The Institute for the 3Rs&Animal Welfare in Konkuk University)
16 Internal Medicine Sung Soo KIM (Haemaru Animal Hospital)
17 Lab Animal Medicine Je Kyung SEONG (Seoul National University)
18 Nutrition Won-Seok OH (Dr. Oh Hwanggum Animal Medical Clinic)
19 One Health Myung-Sun CHUN (Seoul National University)
20 Ophthalmology  Kangmoon SEO (Seoul National University)
21 Porcine Medicine Hyunil KIM (OPTIPHARM)
22 Surgery Seong Mok JEONG (Chungnam National University)
23 Veterinary Education Myung-Sun CHUN (Seoul National University)
24 Veterinary Practice Management Kyu Tack HWANG (With Animal Clinic)

Planning & Public Relations Committee

Chair: Joon-Seok CHAE (Seoul National University)

No. Name Affiliation
1 Young JIN National Assembly
2 Kyung-su KIM Lawyer
3 Duhwan MOON Korean Association of Swine Veterinarians
4 Hak-Buem LEE Dailyvet
5 Hyun Wook KIM HAEMARU Referral Animal Hospital
6 Jong-il KANG Choonghyun Animal Hospital
7 JongUng YOON Korean Association of Poultry Veterinarians
8 Jimin KIM ADVET
9 Kyoung-ho KIM Incheon Metropolitan City, Institute of Public Health & Environment
10 Sang Douglas KIM SUNGBO Animal Health Inc.
11 Sang-Jun YUN Dailyvet
12 Seong-do RHEE Ministry of Food and Drug Safety
13 Wang-Ho SON WOONG BEE AIR TRAVEL SERVICE CO,. LTD.
14 Won Hyung LEE XP BIO INC.
15 Yong-Sang KIM Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs

Finance & Exhibition Committee

Chair: Ju Hyung HUR (Korean Animal Hospital Association)

No. Name Affiliation
1 Byeonggon JEONG  Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
2 Dongchul ROH BL&H (VetcoBABC)
3 Doo KIM Kangwon National University 
4 Do-Kyung RA  Incheon Metropolitan City, Institute of Public Health & Environment
5 Geun Seog SONG  CJ HealthCare Corp.
6 Hye Jin WEE Korea Animal Hospital Association (KAHA)
7 Hwa Soon KANG Cargil Agri Burina, Inc.
8 Hyun NAMKOONG Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc.
9 HyungNyun KIM  JoongAng Animal Hospital
10 In-Joong YOON Choongang Vaccine
11 Jaehoon SOHN  OneStar International Co., Ltd.
12 Sung Phil KIM Elanco Animal Health Korea Co., Ltd.
13 Jimmy (Sungjun) PARK Royal Canin Korea
14 Jong Ho KIM  Korea Animal Health Products Association 
15 Jong Young KIM Merial Korea
16 Jun Young KIM Korea Livestock Consultant Association
17 Jung Hyang SUR Konkuk University
18 Hong Sik MOON Korea Pet Food Association
19 Sangmin LEE Banghak Animal Hospital
20 Sejoon AHN AlphaVET Co.,Ltd
21 Seol Ryung JEONG FOVETS 
22 Seong Cheol MOON KOMIPHARM INTERNATIONAL Co. Ltd
23 SeungWon SUH Boehringer Ingelheim AH
24 SungHwan WEE Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency
25 Tae Ho HAN Incheon Metropolitan City
26 Yoyun LEE Junggye Lee.OH Animal Hospital

Incheon Committee

Co-Chairs: Jae-Young YUN (The Incheon Veterinary Medical Association), Sung-Mo LEE (Incheon Institute of Health & Environment)

No. Name Affiliation
1 Cheol JEONG Incheon Institute of Health & Environment
2 Eun-Jung AHN Incheon Metropolitan City
3  Eunha CHEONG Incheon Metropolitan City
4 Hae Yong LEE  The Incheon Veterinary Medical Association 
5 HeeYoung JANG The Incheon Veterinary Medical Association 
6 Hyeon-Sun HWANG The Incheon Veterinary Medical Association 
7 Jai-Gyu LEE The Incheon Veterinary Medical Association 
8  Seoung You KANG Incheon Metropolitan City
9  Jung-Goo LEE Incheon Institute of Health & Environment
10  Kang-Wook CHO Incheon Tourism Organization
11  Kyu Seok LEE  The Incheon Veterinary Medical Association 
12  Kyung Mi KIM  Incheon Institute of Health & Environment
13  Kyungjong LIM The Incheon Veterinary Medical Association 
14  Min-Yub BAEK The Incheon Veterinary Medical Association 
15  Seung Won LEE The Incheon Veterinary Medical Association 
16  Tae Ho HAN  Incheon Metropolitan City
17  Victoria KIM Incheon Tourism Organization
18  Young Hwan JOO The Incheon Veterinary Medical Association 
19  Yunkuok WANG The Incheon Veterinary Medical Association 

VET VISION 2050 Committee

Co-Chairs: Pan Dong RYU (Seoul National University), René A. CARLSON (World Veterinary Association, USA)

No. Name Affiliation
1 Bonny Bokyo SHIN Korean Veterinary Medical Association
2 Cheol Yong HWANG Seoul National University
3 Eui Bae JEUNG Chungbuk National University
4 Hang LEE Tiger & Leopard Conservation Fund in Korea (KTLCF), Seoul National University
5 Hye-Won LEE The Institute for the 3Rs&Animal Welfare in Konkuk University 
6 Hyun Wook KIM HAEMARU Referral Animal Hospital
7 Kiok HONG Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (Quarantine Policy Division)
8 Myung-Sun CHUN Seoul National University
9 Sang-Soep NAHM Konkuk University
10 Yean-Chul WOO Korean Veterinary Medical Association
11 Aqil JEENAH University of Pretoria (South Africa)
12 Grigor GRIGORYAN Consultant on Veterinary Health and Food Safety (Armenia)
13 Olutayo BABALOBI University of Ibadan (Nigeria)
14 Soledad Macarena VIDAL OGUETA Universidad Mayor (Chile)
15 Stephen PAGE University of Sydney (Australia)

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