covid protocols


OVMA is tracking the COVID situation daily and getting feedback from members with public health expertise. Based on reports from health officials, the omicron variant is expected to peak in Ohio in mid- to late January, so we are hopeful that the spread of the virus will slow by mid-February.

To that end, OVMA is moving ahead with both the in-person and virtual portions of the conference.

We strongly recommend in-person attendees be fully vaccinated prior to attending the conference.

For those individuals who do not feel comfortable attending in person, we encourage you to take advantage of the virtual-only conference. About one-third of the live sessions (114 hours) will be recorded and made available on the online platform. For logisitical reasons, we are not able to expand the virtual offerings at this point in time.

Keep in mind that registration for the live MVC will NOT close and will be available both online and in person through the end of conference. Registration for and access to the Virtual MVC will remain open through May.


As the omicron variant surges in the U.S., OVMA is and will continue to monitor developments and recommendations of public health experts. At this time, OVMA still plans to host an in-person event in February. Should circumstances change and we find it necessary to cancel/postpone, attendees will receive a full refund.

Individuals who are uncomfortable with attending an in-person event and/or are unvaccinated are encouraged to register for the virtual-only portion of the MVC. Anyone who has already registered may convert their in-person registration to virtual-only upon request. | Click here to contact us ยป

For More Information

Expecting a Surge: We look at the latest on Omicron (New York Times, 12/16/2021)


The 2022 Midwest Veterinary Conference is being offered in a hybrid meeting format, providing both in-person and virtual on-demand learning opportunities.

For those who are able to attend in-person, both the MVC and our facility hosts will continue to provide various enhanced cleaning and health safeguards. We strongly encourage our attendees to do so as well by following the recommendations of public health professionals. This includes receiving the COVID-19 vaccination, along with the use of face masks as conditions merit, and in particular, where social distancing may be difficult to achieve.

The MVC will follow state and local requirements for its attendees and will advise those attending in-person of any such requirements.

Our goal has and remains to provide a safe and exceptional learning experience. Please refer to this page and/or our social media platforms for updates. We will also keep registered attendees up to date via email as the conference nears.

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