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


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 2023


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Latest News

News from across the 'pond'


Residency Opportunities in USA 





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New Weblink

The Canadian Academy of Veterinary Nutrition (member AAVN)

has a new 'home' - click on picture below


NEW on ESVCN Webpages


ESVCN Congress 2022 JAPAN Call for papers noW Open 

Guest Editors: Annette Liesegang and Anne Mößeler


Webinar: Microbiome brought to you by Purina Institute

You are invited - find out more here 


Webinar: Human CPD for all

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





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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