about the mvc

Hosted by the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association, the Midwest Veterinary Conference (MVC) brings together highly regarded expert speakers, hundreds of industry vendors, and thousands of veterinary professionals from across the U.S. and beyond for four days of education and networking.

Upcoming Conference Dates

2022

Feb. 17–20

2023

Feb. 16–19

2024

Feb. 22–25

Who Attends the MVC?

Pet animal veterinarians
Food animal veterinarians
Equine veterinarians
General practitioners
Shelter veterinarians
Zoo & exotic animal veterinarians
Academic faculty
Researchers

Public health veterinarians
Government-employed veterinarians & staff
Association officers 
Corporate veterinarians & staff
Shelter staff & volunteers
Dog wardens
Rescue workers

Practice owners & managers
Veterinary technicians & nurses
Hospital staff
Veterinary students
Technician students
Pre-veterinary students
Industry representatives

5-Year Attendance Comparison

2021*

2020

2019

2018

2017

Veterinarians 1,504 1,629 1,831 1,628 1,889
Technicians 1,269 1,793 1,383 1,535 1,418
Hospital/Shelter Staff
& Other Professionals
209 768 731 626 660
CORE AUDIENCE 2,982 4,194 3,945 3,789 3,977
Students
(Pre-Vet, Tech, Vet)
388 697 955 817 690
Exhibitors 283 967 1,080 905 1,271
Exhibit Hall Visitors n/a 280 140 155 206
Veterinary Exploration
Conference
n/a 94 153 195 214
Spouses/Guests n/a 194 182 193 48
TOTAL ATTENDANCE 3,653 6,422 6,302 6,054 6,406

*Hosted virtually during coronavirus pandemic.

WHAT ATTENDEES SAY ABOUT MVC

“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.”

“MVC was a life-changing experience for me. 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.”

“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!”