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


07/09/2023 to 09/09/2023
Vila Real, Portugal

The next ESVCN 2023 will take place at the University of Trás-os-Montes (utad) in Vila Real, Portugal. Congress 7th September - 9th September...


View All

Latest News

LATEST NEWS and Updates


REGISTRATION for Congress now Open from 13th May

Please read instructions carefully 


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


13th May 2023

ESVCN 2023 Registration now open


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


Job Opportunity: Professor in Animal Nutrition Physiology and resource Efficiency (pigs, poultry), Göttingen, Germany

Job Opportunity: Professor of Monogastric Mammals, Sweden


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