7- 9th September 2023

Dates: 07/09/2023 - 10/10/2023

Location: Vila Real, Portugal

The ESVCN 2023 took place at the University of Trás-os-Montes (utad) in Vila Real, Portugal. Congress 7th September - 9th September 2023 Post Conference Tour 10th September

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The 27th Congress of the ESVCN will take place in Vila Real (Portugal) from the 7th till the 9th of September 2023 (Thursday to Saturday). The Residency Class of the European College of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition will be held on the 5th and 6th of September 2023 (Tuesday and Wednesday).

The 2023 Congress will take place at the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro. The university campus is located in the middle of three old farms where new and old farm buildings are located within a beautiful and bucolic botanical garden. One of the most iconic monuments found on the Campus is the Espírito Santo Chapel, used as inspiration for the logo of our Congress.

Near the University Campus along the Douro river, lies the Alto Douro Wine Region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which we highly recommend for a post-congress visit, not only for the breath-taking landscape but also for the outstanding quality of the wines. Taking this into consideration the Local organizing committee decided to organize a Post-conference tour that will take place on the 10th of September (Sunday) and will include a Rabelo boat river tour and a visit and dinner at the Roêda beautiful wine farm. The welcome reception of this year ESVCN Congress will follow the region tradition and will be held as a Port of Honour reception in the cloister of the former Civil Government building of Vila Real. The Gala Dinner is being prepared in a “magic” environment of the beginning of the 20th century and promises to be an extraordinary experience.


Apart from our invited keynote speakers we welcome your contributions on comparative nutrition of farm animals, pets and wildlife. See deadlines below.  


Ana Lourenço and Ronald Corbee

On behalf of The ESVCN Local and Scientific Organising Committees, Vila Real 2023




Registration open from 13 May

Please note that you must be a paid up member for at least 2 weeks prior to attempting registration.

For planning costs the Registration Table can be seen below.



Royal Canin is once again kindly sponsoring the Free Registration of Young European Veterinarians.



ACCOMMODATION - please ring hotels directly

Especially MIraCorgo has stopped taking online bookings in order to preserve rooms for ESVCN

Please call or mail them directly for a room

Obviously there will be high demand for rooms in the area.

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