The live portion of the MVC is held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Hall A (400 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio 43215 – map) and the Hyatt Regency Hotel (350 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio 43215 – map).
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 $65 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.
Yes. If you would like your guest to attend sessions with you, register him/her under the "Other Professional" category. If your guest will accompany you in the Exhibit Hall only, you may purchase a visitor's pass on site for $25 per person, per day.
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.
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.
OVMA strongly encourages attendees to be fully vaccinated prior to the conference, but it is not required at this time.
Currently, the city of Columbus has a mask mandate in place, but that may change. We will notify attendees of any requirements in February.
Both the MVC and our facility hosts will continue to provide various enhanced cleaning and health safeguards. We will follow state and local requirements for our attendees' health and will advise those attending in-person of any such requirements.
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 have access to this information on site, 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: