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

28th ESVCN Congress 2024

11/09/2024 to 13/09/2024
Belfast, Northern Ireland

We invite you to join us in Belfast next year. The Residency Class will take place from the 9-10th September 2024 in Dublin.


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Latest News

LATEST NEWS and Updates


ESVCN 2023 - Vila Real, Thank you !!!

We had a fantastic time 

View proceedings and photos in the Delegate Hub



Residency Position in Belgium

At Gent University - ECVCN Residency for small animals or equine 


Residency Position in Canada 

The Canadian Academy of Veterinary Nutrition (member AAVN)

has a new 'home' - click on picture below

NEW on ESVCN Webpages


Job Opportunity: 

Scientist - Feedstuff Contamination German Speaker 

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EWEN 2024

Dates for diary


1st June 2023 Applications for the next Nestle Purina Resident Grant are now open




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