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

17/09/2020 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

Happy New ESVCN Year !!


A happy new year from the ESVCN Board to you all.

Signed up members:  Following the renewal message, please bear with us, as we will sort out the 'renewal' button within the next few days

New members - always welcome !!

Coming up in 2020


The next ESVCN Congress in Portugal -  Webpages will follow shortly. Abstract deadline 31st March 2020.

The Global Animal Nutrition Summit in Guelph 2020 site is now live. Abstract deadline 16th March 2020. 

For Equine Nutrition Specialists EWEN 2020. Abstract deadline 31st March 2020. 

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Welcome to our New Website - Joining Instructions

This new website was launched in September 2019.

Previous members:

If you have not joined the Website in 2019, you will have  to 'join from scratch' by using the 'JOIN ESVCN' button above and completing your details and pay. 

This is YOUR website and we hope that it will provide you with useful links, updates and relevant information. 

For those of you who are not members yet - a limited view will be available, so please join us to see all. 

Members can see the Knowledge Hub, previous Proceedings, Board News and Updates and even take part in Members Polls. 

If you have any relevant information for the Opportunities pages (jobs, studentships, collaborations, grants) please send them to us. 


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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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