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

Hotels

Please note: OVMA has reserved room blocks only at the hotels shown below, and we do not outsource hotel reservations to a third-party company. If a company contacts you claiming they are the official housing agency for the MVC, be advised that this is a scam.

Hyatt Regency

Headquarters hotel / Connected to GCCC

Address
350 N. High St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
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Rates*
Single: $165
Double: $175
Triple: $185
Quad: $195

Block Open**
Through 1/31/18

Group Code
VETT

Reservations
888.421.1442

Renaissance Columbus

0.5 miles from GCCC

Address
50 N. Third St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
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Rates*
Single/Double: $159

Block Open**
Through 2/1/18

Group Code
Ohio Veterinary Medical Association

Reservations
614-228-5050

Holiday Inn Express — Ohio State University

6.8 miles from GCCC

Address
3045 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, Ohio 43202
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Rates*
Two Queen or King: $144.99

Block Open**
Through 2/10/18

Group Code
VET

Other
Complimentary breakfast and parking

Reservations
614.447.1212

Staybridge Suites Hotel — Ohio State University

6.4 miles to GCCC

Address
3125 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43202
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Rates*
Two Queen or King: $144.99

Block Open**
Through 2/10/18

Group Code
OVM

Other
Complimentary breakfast and parking

Reservations
614.262.6900

Hampton Inn & Suites

Across from GCCC

Address
501 N. High St.,
Columbus Ohio 43215
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Rates*
Single: $139
Double: $139

Block Open**
Through 1/23/18

Group Code
OVM

Reservations
614.559.2000

Availability
Limited availability; book soon!

Red Roof Inn

One block from Hyatt 

Address
111 E. Nationwide Blvd.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
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Rates*
Single: $116
Double: $116

Block Open**
Through 2/1/18

Group Code
OVMA2018

Reservations
800.733.7663

Availability
SOLD OUT

Hilton Columbus Downtown

Connected to GCCC

Address
401 N. High St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
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Rates*
Single: $164
Double: $164
Triple: $164
Quad: $164

Block Open**
Through 1/22/18

Group Code
OVMA2018

Reservations
855.380.9591

Availability
SOLD OUT

Crowne Plaza

Connected to GCCC

Address
33 E Nationwide Blvd.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
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Rates*
Single: $175
Double: $185
Triple: $195
Quad: $205

Block Open**
Through 1/30/18

Group Code
OVM

Reservations
800. 338.4462

Availability
SOLD OUT

Drury Inn & Suites

Connected to GCCC

Address
88 E. Nationwide Blvd.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
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Rates*
Single/Double: from $140
Triple/Quad: from $150

Block Open**
Through 2/1/18

Group Code
2258926

Reservations
800.325.0720

Availability
SOLD OUT

* Rates do not include current tax of 17.5%. | ** Or until sold out. Overflow hotels will be posted here as needed.

Travel & Parking

Transportation from the Airport

Taxis: You'll find taxis available in the ground transportation area of the terminal on a 24-hour basis. The approximate fare into downtown Columbus is $25. Contact the Taxi General Manager at 614-239-TAXI or taxi@parkingsolutionsinc.com.

COTA: Port Columbus is served by Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) public bus service, available to take you almost anywhere in the city. To find schedules and rates, please visit www.cota.com.

Rental Car Companies:

Driving Directions to the GCCC 

Address: 400 N. High St., Columbus OH 43215

Get personalized directions from Google Maps.

Parking

For information on each lot and a printable map, please visit the Greater Columbus Convention Center website.

To reserve a parking space online or to view the average parking rates, please visit Parking Panda.

Parking Solutions Inc. also provides shuttle services.

Site Floor Plans

Greater Columbus Convention Center

Hyatt Regency Hotel

On-Site Services

Registration & Attendee Assistance

Hours: Wednesday, 5 to 6:30 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

OVMA strongly encourages pre-registration, as those who register by the cut-off date, will receive their confirmation materials in the mail and enjoy reduced registration fees. 

However, on-site registration will be available during the above hours. Just pick up an on-site registration form at the kiosk, or save time by downloading a form online (available in February) to fill out prior to arriving at the Conference.

Charging Stations 

Hours: Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

If your device battery dies mid-way through the day from all the note taking and mobile app exploring, don’t worry! You’ll be able to recharge your phones, tablets, and laptops in the Exhibit Hall Lounge, compliments of Gold Sponsor IT Corps.

Employment Opportunities 

As always, the MVC will have a bulletin board where attendees can post and browse job openings. And, new in 2018, employers and job seekers will be ableo to come together at the first-ever MVC Job Fair on Saturday.

Internet Access

Attendees will have access to free high-speed wi-fi in Convention Center session rooms, thanks to Gold Sponsor IT Corps.

Mothers’ Corner

For women who need access to a private area, the Convention Center has a comfortable room available for their use.

Titer Testing

Hours: Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Once again, the MVC will offer titer testing on Friday and Saturday. Individuals who have received rabies pre-exposure vaccination and continue to be at risk for exposure are recommended to have their titers tested every two years. The cost of this service, provided by ARCpoint Labs of Columbus, is $75 for a rabies antibody screen or $92 for rabies antibody endpoint testing. Accepted payments include cash, credit card, or check. Results will be available within four weeks.

Wellness Center

Feeling tired and stressed? Stop by the Wellness Center for a quick refresh in between or after sessions. You can sit back and meditate for a few minutes, or take advantage of stress-relieving activities and wellness resources.

Career Opportunities

Attendees will be able to post and browse the job opportunities board, located just outside the Exhibit Hall. Please note, OVMA staff will not be available to help set up or provide materials to post information (such as tape or thumbtacks), and space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

And, new in 2018, employers and job seekers will be able to come together at the first-ever MVC Job Fair on Saturday. 

Coat Check

A coat check is available each day of the Conference in the Union Station Ballroom foyer outside Hall A. Attendees may check coats and luggage. Approximate cost of checking a coat or luggage is $2 per item.

Session Recordings

Attendees may purchase session recordings on site in mp3 format. Visit the Dove Enterprises booth located in the Union Station Ballroom foyer outside Hall A to place your order.

On-Site Pricing

  • 10 sessions: $30
  • 30 sessions: $75
  • 100 sessions: $125
  • All Thursday, Friday & Saturday sessions:* $179
  • Complete set of all sessions:* $199

*All sessions which the speakers have consented to have recorded; does not include every session offered. See on-site program for list of sessions that will be recorded.

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