Upcoming Conference Dates

2023

In Person: Feb. 16–18
Virtual: Feb. 27–May 28*

*Dates are tentative and subject to change.

2024

In Person: Feb. 22–24
Virtual: March 4–June 2*

2025

In Person: Feb. 20–22*
Virtual: March 3–June 1*

Conference Venue

Greater Columbus Convention Center

400 N. High St.,
Columbus OH 43215
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Hyatt Regency Hotel

350 N. High St.,
Columbus OH 43215
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Attendee Testimonials

MVC was a life-changing experience.

My passion has only grown after attending this conference, and I am now pursuing a bachelor's in criminal justice. I am going to continue my education until I can do everything I can to help animals in need. The speakers I had, honestly, changed my life.

Kylie W., Student
2020 Attendee

I have been to this conference almost every year since I discovered it about 20 years ago. In my opinion, it rates higher than national conferences.

Rick D., Veterinarian
2020 Attendee

I cannot thank you enough for having an affordable conference with excellent content. I come every year. Thank you for all you do and see you next year!

Krysta S., Veterinarian
2020 Attendee

It’s just a real good meeting. I’ve been to Vegas (it’s too big) and Colorado (no real options). Midwest is like Goldilocks: Just right!

Kurt J., Veterinarian
2022 Attendee

I liked the variety of the topics offered.

As someone who is mixed animal / companion animal, I had plenty of options. I also appreciated that the topics were varied in skillset and not at such a “high level” that it wouldn’t be practical knowledge for me.

Andrea P., Veterinarian
2022 Attendee

I LOVED IT!

I did not need to close my clinic down to attend; my techs and I were able to see appointments around the sessions. I did not need to choose between several sessions that were equally valuable or interesting—I was able to attend all of them!

Carol N., Veterinarian
2021 Virtual Attendee

Who Attends the MVC?

  • Pet animal veterinarians
  • Food animal veterinarians
  • Equine veterinarians
  • General practitioners
  • Shelter veterinarians
  • Zoo & exotic animal veterinarians
  • Public health veterinarians
  • Government-employed veterinarians & staff
  • Association officers
  • Corporate veterinarians & staff
  • Shelter staff & volunteers
  • Practice owners & managers
  • Veterinary technicians & nurses
  • Hospital staff
  • Veterinary students
  • Technician students
  • Academic faculty
  • Researchers
  • Dog wardens
  • Rescue workers
  • Pre-veterinary students
  • Industry representatives

5-Year Attendance Comparison

2022

(Hybrid)

2021

(Virtual)

2020

(In Person)

2019

(In Person)

2018

(In Person)

Veterinarians 1,020 in person + hybrid
782 virtual only
1,504 1,629 1,831 1,628
Technicians 545 in person + hybrid
414 virtual only
1,269 1,793 1,383 1,535
Hospital/Shelter Staff
& Other Professionals
784 in person + hybrid
270 virtual only
209 768 731 626
CORE AUDIENCE 3,815 2,982 4,194 3,945 3,789
Students
(Pre-Vet, Tech, Vet)
717 388 697 955 817
Exhibitors 748 283 967 1,080 905
Exhibit Hall Visitors 109 n/a 280 140 155
Veterinary Exploration
Conference
n/a n/a 94 153 195
Spouses/Guests
(discontinued in 2021)
n/a n/a 194 182 193
TOTAL ATTENDANCE 5,464 3,653 6,422 6,302 6,054