Welcome to ESVCN

ESVCN is a non-profit organisation with the following objectives: to generate interest, stimulate research and disseminate knowledge in veterinary nutrition, comparative nutrition and nutrition-related diseases; to promote pre- and post-graduate education in veterinary and comparative nutrition; to stimulate the application of clinical nutrition in veterinary schools by cooperation between nutritionists and clinicians; and to cooperate with other societies with related interests.


ESVCN membership is open for science graduates (worldwide) and students working towards a science graduate degree interested in the topic area and is not restricted to veterinarians.

ESVCN holds an annual congress, which moves from country to country within Europe, where some of the latest research on veterinary and comparative nutrition is presented . The congress also includes plenary lectures on specialist subjects and may contain workshops or auxiliary days on specific topics as well as holding debates on ‘hot’ topics within the field of veterinary and comparative nutrition.

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ESVCN 2020 Vila Real, Portugal

15/03/2020 to 19/09/2020
Vila Real Portugal

The next annual Congress of the European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition will take place in Vila Real, at the University of Trás-...


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COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT - We will prevail


ESVCN 2020 & COVID19 update

First of all we hope that you and your loved ones are all safe and sound in these difficult times and our heart goes out to all affected by this threat.    

At this point, nobody knows if the ESVCN Congress 2020 will take place in its usual and traditional format. 

However, the Board is determined to find a way, if we can, to share the latest research and knowledge from our members and scientists in the area of veterinary and comparative nutrition. This is the main purpose of our organisation. We, therefore, are looking at another possibility - if the traditional meeting cannot be held – which is to postpone the face-to-face meeting in Portugal to 2021 and holding instead a web-based virtual adapted meeting, enabling the sharing and discussion of latest research. To this effect, we have extended the Abstract Submission Deadline to the 13th April and all abstracts will be reviewed by two members of the Scientific Committee as usual, and an Abstract Booklet will be produced. 

For the final decision on how we will manage to fulfil our purpose in 2020 and catch up with all of you, we will be reviewing the situation constantly and inform you at the latest by the end of June.

Stay healthy!

The ESVCN Board

The Abstract Deadline  - NEW now  23:59 of 13th of April 2020

Log in Instructions and Membership Renewal


A happy new year from the ESVCN Board to you all.

Signed up members:  Following the renewal message.

If you have not joined us on the new website before please click on 'join us' and enter your details - that means JOINING FROM 'FRESH'

(the name and password from our previous website does not work here !! you need to click on 'Join Us') 

Then either pay - if you have not yet paid for 2020 or if you have paid outside the website then please ask our treasurer for a code. 

If you have not paid your renewal membership you will now be Suspended. Log in and you should get a prompt to pay (either pay or use code) 


New members - always welcome !!

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ESVCN and ECVCN are closely linked Societies. 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.

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.

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