Advancement through excellence
The European College of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition (ECVCN) is recognized throughout the veterinary profession for its progressive leadership, for the high standard of professional excellence of its members, the Diplomates.
In order to become a Diplomate, veterinary surgeons, known as Residents, must undergo a rigorous training programme in either Large or Small animal nutrition, supervised by recognized veterinary specialists e.g. other Diplomates or Professors of Nutrition at a number of Universities
The objective of the European College of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition (ECVCN) is to advance the quality of animal health care in Europe by increasing the competency of those who are active in the field of veterinary nutrition.
The ECVCN was founded in 1998 from the European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition.
The college obtained full recognition by the European Board of Veterinary Specialisation (EBVS) and currently counts 33 Active Diplomates.
The ECVCN is responsible for the training of the residents who want to become Diplomate.
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To help young residents, the ECVCN organises each year a 2-day Resident Class just prior to the ESVCN congress.
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>> WHAT DOES 'ECVCN DIPLOMATE' MEAN? A SPECIALIST?
A ECVCN Diplomate is someone who has founded the ECVCN, or has successfully passed the examination of the European College of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition, a EBVS-recognised College.
All ECVCN diplomates are re-evaluated every five years by the College.
A Specialist is someone who is either an active or founding diplomate of the ECVCN and who is practicing that speciality for more than 50% of their time.
For expert advice on veterinary nutrition, download the list of ECVCN Diplomates here