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

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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Latest News

ESVCN 2020 Abstract Deadline EXTENDED to 13th April


Take Heart and think Positive !!

The Board has decided to extend the Abstract Deadline further

An announcement re the Congress with regards to the COVID 19-Pandemic will be made shortly!! 


Please note: 

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. 

Then either pay - if you have not yet paid for 2020 or if you have paid 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 a prompt to pay - f you have paid already outside the website then please ask our treasurer for a 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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