A World-Class event—in your backyard.
Renowned expert speakers. Top-notch education. Hundreds of industry representatives. Thousands of colleagues.
The Midwest Veterinary Conference (MVC), hosted by the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association, is a growing, regional veterinary conference packed with educational, networking and social opportunities for every member of the veterinary team. Bringing together highly regarded experts from around the world and hundreds of industry vendors, the MVC is a national-caliber conference—at a Midwest price.
The OVMA welcomes individuals working in all areas of animal care, including veterinarians; technicians; hospital staff; shelter personnel; post-graduate residents and interns; and pre-vet, veterinary, and technician students.
Whether you're a veterinarian, technician or a student, attending the Midwest Veterinary Conference will undoubtedly be a valuable learning experience! Here's why:
Delve into cutting-edge science and technologies in nearly 400 hours of educational sessions.
Hear from world-renowned expert speakers on everything from behavior and training to dentistry and exotic animal care.
Get hands-on learning in a variety of hands-on labs presented by leading industry speakers.
Meet and greet with industry professionals in the Exhibit Hall, where you'll learn about the latest up-and-coming products and services.
Network with colleagues and reconnect with old friends during special events.
Make a difference through a variety of volunteer and charitable activities.
The Midwest Veterinary Conference just isn't complete without a trip (or two) to the Exhibit Hall! You'll find the latest technology, new products, innovative ideas, and invaluable services offered by everything from small local companies to well-known nationwide organizations.
In addition to more than 150 booths, the Exhibit Hall also features:
A Wellness Center with titer testing
Fast Cash & Prizes raffle drawings
Cafe with lunch service
Career opportunities board, where you may post jobs and read about open positions
OVMA Auxiliary Silent Auction
OVMA Member Services Center
Considered a national convention by many industry suppliers, the MVC draws more than 6,000 veterinary professionals from across the U.S. and Canada—and even overseas—each year. If that’s not enough to convince you to participate, here are five more reasons why you need to be at the MVC in 2017.
Big conference, small price tag.
MVC is comparable to similar-sized conventions but is much more budget-friendly in terms of booth rental space fees, registration rates and travel-related expenses.
Our attendeees come back—year after year.
And they bring their friends! More than 91 percent of 2016 attendees said they’d recommend the MVC to a colleague, and 91 percent said they planned to come back next year.
MVC rewards loyal friends.
As a thank-you for their continued support, returning exhibitors receive priority in selecting their booths—and new exhibitors and sponsors quickly earn points the more they participate.
MVC attendees love the Exhibit Hall.
Year after year, attendees rate the Exhibit Hall as one of the most important aspects of the MVC. In addition, they enjoy three hours of designated Exhibit Hall-only time each day, as well as incentives for exploring booths.
MVC gets rave reviews.
In 2016, more than 99 percent of attendees rated the MVC as excellent, very good or good. Of those who attend other conferences, 88 percent ranked the MVC as equal to or greater than other similar conventions.
For more than 125 years, the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association has served its membership and the public at large by promoting the ideals of veterinary medicine, fostering relationships among veterinarians and their communities, and increasing awareness of issues surrounding veterinary medicine.
The OVMA is a trusted source of information that reflects scientific knowledge and the collective wisdom of more than 2,400 veterinary professionals. OVMA values and recognizes the trust its members place in their professional organization, as well as the important role we serve in providing the public with accurate, balanced resources on issues of public health and animal care and well-being.