Volunteer Opportunities

Would you like to be more involved in the Midwest Veterinary Conference? Are you looking for an opportunity to connect with experts in your field, or a chance to impact the future of veterinary medicine? If so, the MVC has a variety of volunteer opportunities you can take advantage of.

Are you a student? The OVMA has set aside additional students-only volunteer opportunities. Visit the student volunteer page to learn more.

Why Volunteer?

As an MVC volunteer, you not only help execute one of the largest veterinary conferences in America, but you also will...

  • Get a free meal: Presiders have access to the Speaker Dining Room on the day(s) they volunteer, and DVMs who participate in Connection Corner will enjoy a complimentary lunch.
  • Have access to networking opportunities: As a presider, you'll have a chance to connect with speakers of the sessions you volunteer for.
  • Impact future veterinarians: At the Connection Corner, you'll be able to make a difference for students who may someday be your colleagues.
  • Have a chance to win: Presiders will automatically be entered into a drawing to win one of two Columbus sports packages.

Session Presiders

A Session Presider serves as an "ambassador" to one or more Speakers. Presiders introduce the speakers of their selected sessions using an introduction prepared by the MVC staff and, in the event of a problem, assist in locating appropriate staff to resolve A/V equipment or room issues.

How to Participate: Online volunteer sign-up for the 2017 MVC will begin in December 2016.

Connection Corner: Student/DVM Networking Lunch

Give back to the future of veterinary medicine! OVMA Members from all disciplines of veterinary medicine are invited to participate in the fourth annual Connection Corner: Student/DVM Networking Event on Friday, Feb. 24. Enjoy a complimentary lunch with veterinary students, followed by an hour of power networking, during which you can answer questions, discuss available internship or employment opportunities, and be a part of a valuable connection for students entering the veterinary profession.

DVM volunteers are encouraged to bring business cards; information on their organization, internship and employment opportunities; and any other materials that would introduce students to life as a veterinarian.

How to Participate: Online volunteer sign-up for the 2017 MVC will begin in December 2016. If you would like to be added to the notifcation list for next year, please contact event coordinator Krysten Bennett.


Find answers to common questions about presiding in the Volunteering FAQs.

If you need help or have other questions about these opportunities, please contact the OVMA at 800.662.6862 or volunteer@mvcinfo.org.