7- 9th September 2023

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

Location: Vila Real, Portugal

The next ESVCN 2023 will take place at the University of Trás-os-Montes (utad) in Vila Real, Portugal. Congress 7th September - 9th September 2023 Post Conference Tour 10th September Abstract Deadline 15th March 2023 REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON THE 10TH MAY


You are invited !!


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

Download the latest Invitation with detailed dates and information here. 

Download our Conference flyer here and please distribute far and wide to interested parties. 




Abstract Submission Deadline NOW 31st March 2023 

We ask you not to leave it until the last minute - after Friday the 31st of March at MIDNIGHT no more papers will be accepted. 

Early submissions very WELCOME !!



Registration open from 10th May

for planning see pricing in the Invitation letter.

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



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

You must be fully qualified and < 35 years old (and not a board certified/diplomate).

How to apply:

Please send a short supporting statement to apply, including the following information: 1. Age, 2. Qualifications, 3. Abstract Submission (yes/no), 4. Country of Origin and 5. whether you have received this support previously.


Once your application has been approved please register for the congress as soon as possible with the CODE you receive, choosing any top up options by 31st MAY or the place will be offered to someone else.

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