Visit the Travel & Hotels page to find floorplans of the Convention Center, Hyatt Regency, and downtown Columbus; driving directions; and parking information.
OVMA members welcome and encourage their colleagues from other states to attend the Midwest Veterinary Conference. As an out-of-state DVM, you are eligible to take advantage of the same reduced registration fees that an OVMA member would pay. See the Registration Fees page for specific rates.
Yes, out-of-state veterinarians are invited to become Affiliate Members for the reduced rate of $60 per year. Visit the OVMA Membership page to learn more about Affiliate Membership.
Non-member veterinarians in Ohio are most welcome to attend, but please note that your registration fee will be higher than that of OVMA members. If you would like to receive the member price, we invite you to join the OVMA by filling out the “Member Dues” section on the registration form. Not only will you enjoy the cost savings, but also the benefits of OVMA membership throughout the year! Visit the OVMA Membership page for more information, or join now.
A spouse, companion, relative, or friend age 18 or older may register as a guest of a registered attendee. DVMs, technicians, hospital staff members, and other animal care professionals are not eligible to attend as guests. Please note that CE credit confirmation will not be issued for this type of registration.
The OVMA reserves blocks of discounted rooms at area hotels for MVC attendees. Visit the Travel section for hotel contact information, rates and other travel details as it becomes available.
In addition to your standard travel items, we recommend you bring:
*The MVC does not have notes-printing stations on site.
**See the mobile app FAQs for instructions on how to access and download documents to your device.
Keep in mind that the MVC is not just an educational event, but a networking event as well! Therefore, we recommend business casual attire. You may wish to dress in layers, as meeting room temperatures can vary.
Those attendees who opted for a hard copy of the On-Site Program during registration will be able to pick one up at the self-serve attendee items station. If you cannot remember which version you opted for, here's how you can find out:
Please note, the On-Site Program DOES NOT contain session descriptions, so if you would like to be able to read descriptions, please bring your Registration Program with you or refer to the mobile app.
We love them as much as you, but Convention Center regulations and health codes prohibit pets being brought into the Midwest Veterinary Conference. In keeping with the law, only assistance dogs are permitted. Please help us not disappoint your pet by making them have to go home early!
Per the Americans with Disabilities Act and Ohio law, disabled individuals are permitted to bring assistance animals into most public places. These regulations include the following provisions: