Feb. 22–25, 2018 | Greater Columbus Convention Center | Columbus, Ohio

Dare to compare! The MVC offers a plethora of high-quality educational sessions and hands-on labs from expert speakers at costs far below other veterinary conferences. 

Registration Tiers & Deadlines

Tier I 

Formerly Early Bird

12 / 01 / 17 to 01 / 09 / 18

Download Registration Forms PDF

Tier II

Formerly Advance

01 / 10 / 18 to 02 / 09 / 18 

After Tier II registration ends, no mail or fax registrations will be accepted. 

This is the last day to register in advance and receive your packet in the mail.

Tier III

Online Only: 02 / 10 / 18 to 02 / 18 / 18

Attendees who register during this period may pick up their packets on site.

After 2/18, please register on site.

On Site Only: 02 / 22 / 18 to 02 / 25 / 18

Veterinarian Fees

OVMA Members

Full Conference
  • Tier I:
    $270 online
    $285 mail/fax
  • Tier II:
    $315 online
    $330 mail/fax
  • Tier III:
    $360 online/on site
One Day
  • Tier I: 
    $160 online
    $170 mail/fax
  • Tier II:
    $190 online
    $200 mail/fax
  • Tier III:
    $230 online/on site
Residents & Interns – Full or One Day
  • Tier I: 
    $80 online
    $90 mail/fax
  • Tier II:
    $90 online
    $100 mail/fax
  • Tier III:
    $100 online/on site
Life Members – Full
  • Tier I:
    $150 online
    $155 mail/fax
  • Tier II:
    $170 online
    $175 mail/fax
  • Tier III:
    $190 online/on site
Life Members – One Day
  • Tier I:
    $100 online
    $105 mail/fax
  • Tier II:
    $110 online
    $115 mail/fax
  • Tier III:
    $125 online/on site

Non-Members in Ohio

Full Conference
  • Tier I
    $450 online
    $465 mail/fax
  • Tier II:
    $495 online
    $510 mail/fax
  • Tier III:
    $540 online/on site
One Day
  • Tier I: 
    $340 online
    $350 mail/fax
  • Tier II:
    $370 online
    $380 mail/fax
  • Tier III:
    $410 online/on site
Residents & Interns – Full or One Day
  • Tier I: 
    $130 online
    $140 mail/fax
  • Tier II:
    $140 online
    $150 mail/fax
  • Tier III:
    $150 online/on site

Out of State

Full Conference
  • Tier I:
    $270 online
    $285 mail/fax
  • Tier II:
    $315 online
    $330 mail/fax
  • Tier III:
    $360 online/on site
One Day
  • Tier I:
    $160 online
    $170 mail/fax
  • Tier II:
    $190 online
    $200 mail/fax
  • Tier III:
    $230 online/on site
Residents & Interns – Full or One Day
  • Tier I:
    $80 online
    $90 mail/fax
  • Tier II:
    $90 online
    $100 mail/fax
  • Tier III:
    $100 online/on site

Technician, Hospital/Shelter Staff, & Other Professional Fees

Technicians

Full Conference
  • Tier I:
    $160 online
    $170 mail/fax
  • Tier II:
    $180 online
    $190 mail/fax
  • Tier III:
    $205 online/on site
One Day
  • Tier I:
    $105 online
    $115 mail/fax
  • Tier II:
    $125 online
    $135 mail/fax
  • Tier III:
    $145 online/on site

Hospital/Shelter Staff & Other Professionals

Full Conference
  • Tier I: 
    $160 online
    $170 mail/fax
  • Tier II:
    $180 online
    $190 mail/fax
  • Tier III:
    $205 online/on site
One Day
  • Tier I: 
    $105 online
    $115 mail/fax
  • Tier II:
    $125 online
    $135 mail/fax
  • Tier III:
    $145 online/on site

Hospital Staff Passes

May be used by any veterinary staff, except for veterinarians and technicians. No CE credit is awarded for this registration type. 

Tier I

$290 online
$300 mail/fax

Tier II

$310 online
$320 mail/fax

Tier III

$345 online/on site

Learn More

All Other Attendees

Students

Veterinary – Full or One Day
  • OVMA Member: $0
  • Non-Member: $20
  • Volunteer 3+ hours: $0 – Learn More
Technician – Full or One Day
  • SCNAVTA Member: $0
  • Non-Member: $20
  • Volunteer 3+ hours: $0 – Learn More
Pre-Veterinary
  • MVC: $20
  • Veterinary Exploration Conference – Learn More
    Students: $10
    Parents: $20

Spouses & Guests

Non-veterinary professionals ONLY. CE credit is not awarded for this registration type.

Full Conference
  • Tier I:
    $110 online
    $120 mail/fax
  • Tier II:
    $120 online
    $130 mail/fax
  • Tier III:
    $140 online/on site

Online Registration Help

Individual | Group | Hospital Staff Passes

Individual Registration

Please Note: The online registration system is best viewed in Chrome 62, Firefox 57, or Internet Explorer 11. For the best experience, please ensure your browser is up to date. Not sure what browser you're using? Find out here.

Page 1: Attendee Information

Enter the following information for the person you are registering:

  • First & Last Name
  • Email address* (this is where we will send your confirmation)
    *IMPORTANT: To avoid creating a duplicate record, you must use the same email address you have used to register for past MVCs or to join OVMA.
  • Individual type (veterinarian, technician, etc.)
  • State of residence
  • If you are registering on behalf of someone else, check the box and fill in your information. You will receive a confirmation email and be able to access the registration to make changes, if needed.

All information on this page is required to proceed.

Page 2: Personal & Contact Information

If the registrant is already in our database (OVMA members, previous attendees, etc.), the system will pre-populate the information we have on file. Please check to make sure it is correct; any changes made will update the individual's permanent record.

Personal Information

Please fill out the nickname field with your preferred name (it may be the same as your first name or different), which will appear on your badge. The other fields will populate with the information we have on file or the details you type on the previous page.

Professional Information

This section is for veterinarians only and allows us to send only information relevant to your area of practice.

Contact Information

You must provide a mailing address to receive your confirmation packet and badge in the mail. If you leave this section blank, or it is out of date, you will not get a packet prior to the MVC.

Communication Preferences

This section will show the mailing lists you are subscribed to, if any, and how you prefer us to communicate with you. If you would like to change how you receive MVC information, please denote your preference in this section. By default, we contact you by postal mail.

Page 3: Registration Questions

Please provide the following information (optional):

  • Any special accommodations required, per the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Emergency contact

Page 4: Member Dues & Registration Type

Join or Renew OVMA Membership
If you would like to join the OVMA* or renew your membership, available membership options will be shown here. Select your desired option, or leave "None" selected to bypass membership purchase.

*If you select a membership item, the registration fees will automatically adjust to the OVMA member rate.

Registration Type

The registration options available for the registrant will be displayed. Select the appropriate option and click Next.

Registering for a special event and/or Hopsital Staff Pass WITHOUT registering for the MVC:
  • Hospital Staff Passes: If you are purchasing a Pass ONLY (i.e., not registering any individuals), select the Hospital Staff Pass option. On the next page, you will select the number of passes you want.
    If you are registering individuals AND purchasing a Pass, first register the attendees; you will be able to add a Pass on the session selection page (under Additional Items).
  • MVC Job Fair: If your company would like to participate in the job fair, but is NOT sending any attendees for the rest of the conference, select this option under the registration type section. Please note, only OVMA members may select this option.
  • OVMA President's Reception & Wine Tasting Fundraiser for OAHF: You may sign up for this event without registering for the rest of the Conference. Select this option and specify the number of tickets you wish to purchase on the next page.

Page 5: Session, Lab, & Special Event Registration; Hospital Staff Passes; and Donations

Session Registration

The sessions available for the selected registration type will be shown.

  • Search for and add attendee’s selected sessions. You may search for sessions by typing a session number in the box at the top, or click “Advanced Search” to narrow the search.
  • In Advanced Search, use the Category drop-down to search for a track. You may also search by speaker name (alphabetical by first name) and date/time.
  • To add a session, you must click "Add to Agenda" to the right of the session name. Wait until the page reloads before continuing. To make sure you added all the selected sessions, click the link next to the search box at the top. (# Items in Agenda)
  • Wet labs and workshops are listed under the "Hands-On Labs & Workshops" category.
Note:

Registering for sessions is optional but strongly encouraged. Doing so provides a record of your continuing education should you need it for audit purposes, as well as allowing the OVMA to make appropriate room assignments to accommodate attendees. Additionally, your selections will automatically transfer to the mobile app and populate your schedule. You may change your selections later if you change your mind (see confirmation email for instructions).

Additional Items
  • Hospital Staff Passes. Type in the number of Passes you wish to purchase and click "Add Item."
  • Charitable Donations. If you would like to make a contribution to the 5 for 5 for the Future program, enter the amount of your donation and click "Add Item."

Page 6: Guest Information

If the attendee is bringing a guest, click Add Guest. If not, click Next to continue.

  • Select registration type (Spouse/Guest).
  • Enter guest’s first and last name.
  • Add in an email address to send your guest a confirmation; otherwise it will be sent to you.
  • Type in your guest's emergency contact (optional).
  • On the next page, select the appropriate registration type for your guest (one day or full).
  • On the session selection page, select any membership items and/or special events for your guest.

Page 7: Registration Summary

Review your selections to ensure they are correct and continue to submit your payment.

  • If you would like to add more attendees, see the Group Registration instructions below.
  • If you need to make changes, click the Edit link next to the section that needs to be edited. The yellow box at the top of this page contains instructions for how to make changes.

If everything is correct, click "Finished Adding People."

Page 8: Payment

Enter the credit card information and billing address, agree to the MVC's Terms and Conditions, and click "Finish" to submit your registration.

Group Registration

Please Note: The online registration system is best viewed in Chrome 62, Firefox 57, or Internet Explorer 11. For the best experience, please ensure your browser is up to date. Not sure what browser you're using? Find out here.

Follow the instructions shown in the "Individual Registration" section for each attendee. When you reach the Registration Summary page, you may continue your registration in the following ways:
  • Add attendees: Click "Add Person" on the Registration Summary page. Repeat the process for each individual.
  • Add a Hospital Staff Pass: On the Session Selection page for any attendee, you may add Passes to your order under the "Additional Items" section.

IMPORTANT: To register multiple attendees, each individual must have a unique email address.

Hospital Staff Passes

Please Note: The online registration system is best viewed in Chrome 54+, Firefox 50+, or Internet Explorer 11+. For the best experience, please ensure your browser is up to date. Not sure what browser you're using? Find out here.

The process is the same as shown above in the "Individual Registration" section, with a few differences to note:

  • Page 1: Attendee Information — Enter the main contact person's (such as a practice manager) information here. Please note, this person will NOT be registered for the MVC, and a unique email address is required.
  • Page 4: Member Dues & Registration Type — Skip member dues section; select "Hospital Staff Pass" as the registration type.
  • Page 5: Session Selection — Under "Additional Items," type in the number of Passes you wish to purchase and click "Add Item."

Continue to the payment page to enter your credit card information and submit your order.

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