volunteer opportunities

Are you looking for an opportunity to connect with experts in your field or to impact the future of veterinary medicine? If so, we encourage you to take volunteer at the MVC.

Why volunteer?

As an MVC volunteer, you not only help execute one of the largest veterinary conferences in America, but you also will...

  • Get a free meal: Moderators have access to the Speaker Dining Room on the day(s) they volunteer, and DVMs who participate in Connection Corner will enjoy a complimentary lunch.
  • Have access to networking opportunities: As a moderator, you'll have a chance to connect with speakers of the sessions you volunteer for.
  • Impact future veterinarians: At the Connection Corner, you'll be able to make a difference for students who may someday be your colleagues.
  • Have a chance to win: Moderators will automatically be entered into a drawing to win a raffle prize.

Volunteer Opportunities

All MVC attendees are invited to volunteer as session moderators on the day(s) they are registered to attend. Please note, you may not moderate on days you are not registered.

The MVC also needs OVMA members to volunteer as short-term "mentors" during the Connection Corner: Student/DVM Networking Lunch on Friday.

What do Session Moderators do?

A Session Moderator serves as an ambassador to one or more speakers. Duties include:

  • Introducing the speaker using a prepared script
  • Troubleshooting any issues that arise, such as room problems or audio/visual difficulties
  • Monitoring how much time remains in the session to keep the speaker on schedule

What is Connection Corner, and how can I volunteer?

Give back to the future of veterinary medicine! OVMA Members from all disciplines of veterinary medicine are invited to participate in the annual Connection Corner: Student/DVM Networking Event on Friday at the MVC. Enjoy a complimentary lunch with veterinary students, followed by an hour of power networking, during which you can answer questions, discuss available internship or employment opportunities, and be a part of a valuable connection for students entering the veterinary profession.

How to sign up: Interested OVMA members may sign up during online registration (select "Connection Corner" under the "Special Events" category) or contact event coordinator Krysten Bennett.

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