about the mvc

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. 

Who Attends the MVC?

  • Pet animal veterinarians
  • Food animal veterinarians
  • Equine veterinarians
  • General practitioners
  • Shelter veterinarians
  • Zoo & exotic animal veterinarians
  • Academic faculty
  • Researchers
  • Public health veterinarians
  • Government-employed veterinarians & staff
  • Association officers 


  • Corporate veterinarians & staff
  • Shelter staff & volunteers
  • Dog wardens
  • Rescue workers
  • Practice owners & managers
  • Veterinary technicians & nurses
  • Hospital staff
  • Veterinary students
  • Technician students
  • Pre-veterinary students
  • Industry representatives

3-Year Attendance Comparison

2017

Veterinarians:  1,628
Technicians: 1,535
Hospital/Shelter Staff & Other Professionals: 626
CORE AUDIENCE: 3,789

Students (Pre-Vet, Tech, Vet): 817
Exhibitors: 905
Exhibit Hall Visitors: 155
Veterinary Exploration Conference: 195
Spouse/Guest: 193

TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 6,054

2016

Veterinarians: 1,899
Technicians: 1,418
Hospital/Shelter Staff & Other Professionals: 660
CORE AUDIENCE: 3,977

Students (Pre-Vet, Tech, Vet): 690
Exhibitors: 1,271
Exhibit Hall Visitors: 206
Veterinary Exploration Conference: 214
Spouse/Guest: 48

TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 6,406

2015

Veterinarians: 1,665
Technicians: 1,509
Hospital/Shelter Staff & Other Professionals: 660
CORE AUDIENCE: 3,702

Students (Pre-Vet, Tech, Vet): 700
Exhibitors: 935
Exhibit Hall Visitors: 98
Veterinary Exploration Conference: 49
Spouse/Guest: 184

TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 5,668

Educational Tracks

WHAT ATTENDEES SAY ABOUT MVC

“The availability to board-certified practitioners in multiple modalities at MVC is competitive to any CE conference across the nation.”

“The diversity of CE topics was remarkable. I wish there was more of me to be able to attend everything I wanted to see!”

“The speakers I went to this year were fantastic. In the past they have been good, but they were quite interactive this year, which means I learned a lot more.”