Professor Jacques Debraekeleer is one of the founding fathers of the ESVCN in Vienna (Austria, 1991). He was the first secretary of ESVCN and later again Secretary and an ESVCN treasurer for many years. Since 1998, he is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition.
He graduated as a Veterinarian from Ghent University in 1970 and became assistant at the ambulatory clinic in the Vet. Med. Faculty University Ghent. In 1985 he moved into Industry as a Technical Advisor to Aesculaap NV.Belgium and in 1986 he became Veterinary Affairs Manager at Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Europe; then moved to work as Seniour Scientist at the Science & Technology Center Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Topeka, KS, USA until 1998 and returned to Europe as Associate Director Professional & Regulatory Affairs with Hill’s. In 1998 he was also appointed as Guest Professor in Small Animal Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Ghent.