Starting with the 2012 MVC, the OVMA began setting aside money from MVC registrations for future veterinary and technician student scholarships. The program, 5 for 5 for the Future, dedicates $5 from every veterinarian and technician registration over a five-year period to the fund.
Following the 2012 Conference, the OVMA contributed more than $16,000 to The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, which selected 12 OVMA Student Members as the first scholarship recipients. An additional $2,500 was set aside for technician scholarships.The OVMA estimates that the program will raise nearly $90,000 by 2016.
Attendees who would like to support future veterinarians and veterinary technicians by donating to 5 for 5 for the Future may make an additional donation by filling out the “Charitable Donations” section on your registration form or by visiting Customer Service during the Conference.