What past attendees say about the MVC:

2012 MVC Attendance

Veterinarians 1744
Technicians 1098
Staff 671
Guests 211
Exhibitors 687
Exhibit Hall Only 155
Pre-Vet 45
VEC 236
Students 699
TOTAL 5546
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Fast Facts

The MVC is the fifth-largest veterinary conference in the United States in terms of attendance, exhibitor participation and education

The MVC is also the largest state VMA-sponsored veterinary conferencein the United States

Attendees travel from 40+ states and Canada to attend this annual event

The Conference draws an average of 5,700 veterinary professionals each year

400+ hours of continuing education, including wet labs, are available each year.

More than a dozen CE tracks covering everything from pet animal and food animal to technician to practice management.


Why attend the MVC?

2011 stats

Need more proof? The top 5 reasons to attend the 2012 MVC:


1. The CE & Wet Labs

As one of the largest veterinary conferences in the U.S., the MVC is one of the best places to fulfill your CE requirements. Attendees can take advantage of 400+ hours of education covering a wide range of topics. In addition to lectures, the MVC also offers hands-on labs, lunch programs and workshops. There is something for everyone!

For Ohio veterinarians and technicians, each hour of class time is approved for one hour of CE by the Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board. Attending the full Conference can provide up to 24 total hours of CE.


2. The Speakers

The MVC brings together dozens of nationally and internationally renowned expert speakers, who provide the most current, cutting-edge information from the veterinary world. Recognized names — including Temple Grandin, Ed Brieitschwerdt, Ernie Ward, Harold Davis, Charlotte LaCroix and Kate Hurley — have been included on the MVC's Speaker List over the years, as well as a variety of local veterinary experts and OVMA Members.


3. The Exhibit Hall

Year after year, attendees rank the Exhibit Hall as one of the most important aspects of the Conference. With more than 200 exhibitors offering product demos, complimentary samples, invaluable services and more, you're sure to find dozens of useful ideas and technology for your clinic.


4. The Networking Opportunities

At the MVC, it's not just about working hard—it's also about having fun! As part of the Conference, attendees are invited to a variety of social and networking events. MVC Live! on Saturday evening is a great way to wind down after all those CE sessions. Enjoy a free meal and learn how veterinarians are serving their country at MVC Sunday Lunch. There are even networking and social opportunities for students, too: the Student Appreciation Reception and the Veterinary Exploration Conference. And, if you'd like to get out and explore Columbus, there's so much to do that you definitely won't be bored!


5. The Value

Year after year, attendees note on Conference evalutions that one of the best parts of the MVC is its value. The MVC offers an exceptional amount of high-quality education for registration fees far below other similar conferences.