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Ryan Zimmerman, DVM, OVMA President


As President of the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association, I would like to invite you to the Midwest Veterinary Conference. This is the nation’s largest state conference and is a well-recognized and respected conference in the Midwest and nationally. The planning committees have once again injected new ideas in an already successful format. This year’s Conference is sure to help you continue to construct your career by building your knowledge and structuring friendships. Veterinary medicine is ever changing, and making sure you remain up to date is imperative. The MVC is a great opportunity to BUILD your profession.

We have several new and exciting features for the 2013 MVC. The new Bite Prevention program with Sophia Yin is as timely as ever and can help protect our clients as well as ourselves. Fulfill your accreditation requirements by attending USDA accreditation modules in the NVAP Track. Technology is at the forefront this year with a variety of sessions and a genius bar-style lab for progressive-minded practitioners who want to use technology in their practice.

Another exciting can’t-miss event is this year’s Sunday Lunch, which will highlight the hot topic of “Zoobiquity.” Learn how animals and humans share closely related diseases, which helps reinforce the idea of One Health. We’ve always known that animals and humans are closely linked, but after this entertaining lecture, you will be amazed at how much!

Back by popular demand is MVC Boot Camp, a great way to burn calories after a night out on the town. Also returning is the Connection Corner, where veterinary students can network with veterinarians and find out what it takes to get into the field of their choice. As always, Saturday night’s MVC Live! is a chance to honor Ohio’s accomplished veterinarians and then unwind with top-notch entertainment.

While you’re in Columbus, be sure to take advantage of all the city has to offer. Enjoy the Brewery District, Nationwide Plaza, numerous restaurants, shops and entertainment venues. Find out what’s going on in the city during your stay on the Visiting Columbus page. This is one of the rare opportunities we have to take a break from the daily grind and learn something new from the experts of our field, reconnect with old classmates and friends, and network with new colleagues, all in one place. You can return to your practice, energized and ready to BUILD on what you have gained with us.

See you in February!
Ryan Zimmerman, DVM, OVMA President

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