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

Our 25th Anniversary of the ESVCN Congress !! 9th -11th September 2021. 8th September Welcome Evening.


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Latest News

NEW on ESVCN Webpages


New External Grant Postings:

Please all have a look at the very exciting grants available for companion animal health and welfare research posted in February.




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