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


06/09/2022 to 08/09/2022

The Team of the Institute of Animal Nutrition and Dietetics invites you to Switzerland!


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Latest News

NEW on ESVCN Webpages



Happy Birthday ESVCN

This year we celebrate 30 years since the founding of our Society !!


New Job Opportunity: Small Animal Nutrition

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ESVCN 2021

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. 

The recorded Sessions will be posted shortly - it will take a few days to edit and render all videos.

Delegates can then log in and see them for at least 1 month in the Delegate Hub.


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