Feb. 21–24, 2019 | Greater Columbus Convention Center | Columbus, Ohio

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

2018

  • Veterinarians: 1,831
  • Technicians: 1,383
  • Hospital/Shelter Staff & Other Professionals: 731

CORE AUDIENCE: 3,945

  • Students (Pre-Vet, Tech, Vet): 955
  • Exhibitors: 1,080
  • Exhibit Hall Visitors: 140
  • Veterinary Exploration Conference: 153
  • Spouse/Guest: 182

TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 6,302

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: 1,889
  • 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

WHAT ATTENDEES SAY ABOUT MVC

“It really was a great conference. The caliber of talks was good, and the professionalism of the OVMA was fantastic.”

“This is my second year attending and I love it! The quality of speakers in the technician tracks are amazing! [...] Most conferences I've looked into near my home are super expensive—so thank you for offering such a wonderful variety at an affordable price!”

“This was an amazing workshop! The speaker was incredible and you could tell she has a true passion for what she does. I gained a lot of good information on diabetes and how to deal with clients whose pets are diabetic.”