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.

Find out more

View All

Upcoming Events


06/09/2022 to 20/09/2022

The Team of the Institute of Animal Nutrition and Dietetics DID US PROUD in Switzerland! I hope you are all having a safe trip home or have...


View All

Latest News

NEW on ESVCN Webpages


ESVCN 2022 Updates

Webinar's: Human CPD for all

1. How to (not) groom our guts – Modulating the microbiome for intestinal health - 28th Sep 16:00 CET

2. „Pathways towards a sustainable global food system“ - 23 November 16:00 CET

Berlin University  JOIN here 


New PhD Opportunity Calf Nutrition 

New Job Opportunity FARMINA PET FOODS

New PhD Opportunity - Cow Welfare

New Job Opportunity: Small Animal Nutrition

Happy Birthday ESVCN

Last year we celebrated 30 years since the founding of our Society !!



Other News:


New PHD Opportunity



ESVCN 2019 JAPAN Special Issue now available

ESVCN 2021 JAPAN Special Issue Call for Papers has now gone out. 


NEW in Job Opportunities: Research and Product Evelopment, Petfood

New in Opportunities: 

ESVCN 2021Delegate Hub.

The 25th Congress of ESVCN was a great success. 

Thank you to all participants, we enjoyed your company and hope to see you all in person next year - Switzerland 2022. 

Thank you to our fantastic hosts in Portugal - until 2023 when we will meet there for 'real' - in Villa Real. 



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.

Find out more

Our Society Sponsors

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