New in 2013


Exhibit Hall Fast Cash & Prizes

This year, the MVC will be conducting twice daily Exhibit Hall Fast Cash and Prizes Raffle drawings: one at lunch and one at the end of each day on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Attendees will receive a daily raffle ticket that can be deposited in the raffle drum located in the Exhibit Hall Lounge.

Fash Cash Sponsors

Fast Cash prizes brought to you courtesy of Bronze Sponsors ASPCA Pet Health Insurance, ServiceNet Medical X-Ray, and VetMatrix.

Bite Prevention Track


Each year, 4.7 million dog bites occur, and approximately 20 percent require medical attention. Learn how to recognize the early signs that can lead to aggression and how to protect both dogs and people in the new Bite Prevention Track. All MVC attendees are invited to participate in this hot-topic discussion on Saturday, Feb. 23. Read more about Session 429 >>

Everyone attending the Bite Prevention session will have a chance to win a KONG products basket or a dog bite safety basket with a copy of Dr. Sophia Yin’s book, Low Stress Handling, Restraint, and Behavior Modification of Dogs & Cats, and other goodies valued at more than $300. In addition, the first 100 attendees who arrive at this session will receive a free product from PetSafe.

Enjoy an afternoon popcorn break during this session courtesy of Bronze Sponsor Midwest Veterinary Supply!



Would you like to participate in the USDA National Veterinary Accreditation Program (NVAP)? Accreditation renewal— which has been randomly assigned to accredited DVMs throughout 2013, 2014 and 2015—requires the completion of any three units of APHIS-approved supplemental training for Category I veterinarians and any six units for Category II veterinarians. The 2013 Midwest Veterinary Conference is offering seven modules of supplemental training, each of which counts as one unit. Refer to Sessions 257, 299, 300, 301, 563, 564 and 565 of the educational program to find out what NVAP modules will be offered during the Conference.


Technology Programs

Technology is ever-changing and becoming more important in day-to-day life. Today, it’s even more important for veterinarians to understand how technology affects the way they communicate with their clients, treat their patients and manage their practices. Get technology savvy and learn about the newest cutting-edge tools in this year’s special technology programming, including Staff Development sessions 182 to 187 on Thursday and 290 to 295 on Friday. These sessions will focus on social media tools and best practices for the veterinary industry. See pages 37–38 and 47 for more information on these sessions.


Have an iPad or other Apple product and want to find out what the best applications for veterinarians are? Register for Lab E, iPad Applications That All Veterinarians Should Use, on Friday, Feb. 22, to get a hands-on introduction to tools you can immediately implement in your practice.

Lab E is brought to you by Bronze Sponsor Commerce National Bank.


MVC Live!


Don’t miss out on a casual evening of networking with your colleagues and dancing with your friends. This year, the MVC Live! evening program has a new informal feel and sound. Come join friends and colleagues for drinks and dancing after dinner. Stay the entire night or come and go as you please. See who this year’s entertainment is >>

MVC Live! is brought to you by Platinum Sponsor Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc.


Sunday Lunch

Join popular authors Dr. Barbara J. Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers for lunch on Sunday and hear about how the One Health concept guided them in writing their headline-making book, Zoobiquity. Find out more about this hot-topic presentation >>


Career Transition

Dr. Gary Vroegindewey will be leading discussions on career transitions and career paths in the Emerging Issues Track on Friday. Participate in Sessions 296 to 298 to gain insight on starting your career search, applying and interviewing for a new position, and starting a new job in the veterinary field.