Yes, veterinary, technician, and pre-veterinary students are most welcome to attend. You are not required to provide proof of your student status.
No. While you do receive free registration as a student member, you must register online in advance or on site in person.
The cost for a full conference pass is $0 for OVMA and SCNAVTA members and $30-$40 for non-members. Register online or on site when you arrive at the Conference by going to the on-site registration counter. If you need help with online registration, please read the online registration instructions.
Students who are enrolled in or have been accepted into an accredited college of veterinary medicine are eligible to become an OVMA Student Member and take advantage of complimentary registration for the duration of their veterinary education. Please visit the OVMA Student Membership page for more information. If eligible, you may join via the OVMA website or during the online MVC registration process.
To learn more about membership in the student chapter of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (SCNAVTA), please visit the NAVTA website.
Attendees are strongly encouraged to select the sessions they plan to attend, for the following reasons:
Although advance registration is not required for sessions, keep in mind you must sign up for hands-on labs and some special events (including Connection Corner). These events can be found on the Session Selection page.
You can edit your selections by logging in to your online account. Alternatively, you can edit your schedule in the MVC mobile app (with the exception of hands-on labs), and all changes you make there will be synced with your permanent record.
Student registration includes:
You will receive an email confirmation immediately upon completing your registration. However, OVMA does not mail hard-copy confirmation packets to students in advance, so you will need to pick up your badge on site. Additional information is included in your confirmation email and the event reminder email, sent one week prior to the MVC.
Yes. Students are invited to volunteer as session moderators. Doing so not only helps OVMA execute the largest state-hosted veterinary conference on North America, but also is a great way to begin networking with experts in your fields of interest! Learn more »
Please see the Hotels & Travel page for information on nearby parking, pricing, and advance reservations.
In addition to being an educational event, the MVC is also an opportunity to network with industry professionals, so we recommend business casual attire. Be aware that GCCC and Hyatt room temperatures can vary, so dressing in layers is advised.
Meals are not provided (with the exception of Connection Corner for student members who RSVP), but coffee, tea, and water are available throughout the day.
When personal or professional circumstances prevent a pre-registered individual from attending the Midwest Veterinary Conference, the OVMA will refund Conference registration fees less a $10 administrative fee plus 10% of fees paid. For students, 90% of the registration fee will be refunded. A written refund request (submitted online, via e-mail, postal mail, or fax) must be received no later than seven days after the last day of the Conference. Refunds will be granted for separate fee specialty programs such as wet labs, less 10% of fees paid, providing the participant’s space is filled by another attendee.