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currently we are developing a new website for ECVCN.

Most information on this website is outdated.

Current board members are:

Anne Moesseler (President), Ronald Jan Corbee (Vice-President), Ana Lourenco (Secretary), Veerle Vandendriessche (Treasurer), Annette Liesegang (Past-President)

Current committee chairs are:

Credentials committee: Stefanie Handl

Education & Residency committee: Rebecca Ricci

Exam committee: Marianne Diez

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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 41 Active Diplomates. 

The ECVCN is responsible for the training of the residents who want to become Diplomate.
> learn more about Residency and Residency Programs

To help young residents, the ECVCN organises each year a 2-day Resident Class just prior to the ESVCN congress.
> learn more about the Residency Class



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