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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Upcoming Events


09/09/2021 to 11/09/2021
Vila Real, Portugal - VIRTUAL

Our 25th Anniversary of the ESVCN Congress !! 9th -11th September 2021 ESVCN 2021 UTAD, Portugal - virtually there


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Latest News

International Equine Student Conference - Call for Abstracts


The Scientific Committee of the IESC 2021 are pleased to be able to invite Worldwide equine undergraduate and postgraduate students to participate in the online International Equine Student Conference on the Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th August 2021. IESC aims to provide students with the opportunity to gain experience presenting their work in a supportive and collegiate environment, as well as showcasing the extensive range of equine related research taking place in the world.

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Dear Members and Delegates

Unfortunately, the Board, once again, had to take the decision to go online with this year’s ESVCN Congress. 
The local organising Team in Portugal will remain our Virtual Host and they promised to have us ‘live’ in Vila Real in the near future! Although, of course, we are very sad we had to take this decision again, the health and safety of our community is paramount.

Registration is now open – with the early bird deadline ending 1 July. - EXTENDED TO 8 SEPTEMBER !!

We will, once again have a fabulous meeting, building on last year’s success and making it even better. So please don’t lose the opportunity to share your research with our worldwide community and to learn about the latest findings in veterinary and comparative medicine.  

If you have already registered at the ‘in situ’ congress fee you will be receiving a refund as we have reduced the fees for the virtual congress, as promised.  Stay safe and well.

Your ESVCN Board                                        


New Job Opportunities

Cat and Dog Nutritionist


Head of Pet Food Development

Newsletter No3 January 2021

Now available for members - enjoy


Residency Opportunity

NEW / RENEWED Call for Residency available at Institut für Tierernährung, ZURICH, SUI

please also note that UZH are still looking for a Resident in Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition


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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Our Society Sponsors

If you are interested in sponsoring an event, a part of an event or become a Society sponsor please contact us