Archive for Midwest Veterinary Conference

Technician students invited to apply for 5 for 5 scholarship

5for5-logo-RGBDuring the OVMA’s annual Midwest Veterinary Conference, $5 from every technician registration is set aside for a scholarship fund for technician students. In 2014, the OVMA will award five $500 scholarships to technician students at four Ohio colleges.

To be eligible for one of five $500 scholarships, students must meet the following criteria:

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Nearly 6,000 attend 2014 MVC

The 2014 Midwest Veterinary Conference drew a five-year record of nearly 6,000 veterinary professionals, with a notable increase in veterinarian attendance.

ATTENDANCE CATEGORY 2011 2012 2013 2014
Veterinarians 1628 1744 1546 1740
Technicians 1260 1098 1347 1253
Hospital Staff/Other Prof 391 671 560 686
Core Audience 3279 3513 3453 3679
Spouse/Guest 204 211 254 174
Exhibitors 672 687 1002 1079
Exhibit Hall Only 127 155 139 122
Pre-Vet 33 45 28 39
Veterinary Exploration Conference 200 236 159 230
Students: Veterinary & Technician 771 699 849 649
TOTAL ATTENDANCE 5286 5546 5884 5972

Koncal assumes role of president of Ohio VMA; Knapp named Veterinarian of the Year

Dr. Patricia Haines passes the gavel of the OVMA President on to Dr. David Koncal.

Dr. Patricia Haines passes the gavel of the OVMA President on to Dr. David Koncal.

COLUMBUS, OHIO — FEB. 27, 2014 — Dr. David Koncal of Northfield was recently elected to the position of President of the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA). At the Association’s annual Midwest Veterinary Conference (MVC), outgoing President Dr. Patricia Haines passed on the gavel of the president to Dr. Koncal.

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Public Health Hot Topic: Cache Valley-like virus detected in Ohio sheep flocks

The ADDL has recently seen a group of reproductive failure cases in eight sheep flocks and possibly in a single cattle herd between January 10 – 28,  2014 that have been confirmed by NVSL to be either Cache Valley Virus (CVV) or a closely related Bunyamwera virus. Affected flocks were from 4 counties in eastern and southern Ohio (Morgan, Muskingum, Noble and Perry), 2 flocks in Seneca county and one from northern West Virginia (Ritchie county).

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2013 MVC attendance highest since 2009

This year’s Midwest Veterinary Conference drew a four-year record of 5,884 veterinary professionals, with notable increases in technician, student and exhibitor attendance.

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Haines steps up as president of Ohio VMA; former Public Health Veterinarian honored

Dr. Patricia Haines accepts the gavel of the OVMA president from Dr. Ryan Zimmerman

Dr. Patricia Haines accepts the gavel of the OVMA president from Dr. Ryan Zimmerman

COLUMBUS, OHIO — MARCH 6, 2013 — Dr. Patricia Haines was recently elected to the position of President of the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA). At an awards ceremony at OVMA’s annual Midwest Veterinary Conference (MVC) in February, Dr. Haines formally accepted the position from outgoing President Dr. Ryan Zimmerman of Fremont.

“I am honored to represent the veterinarians of Ohio as President of the OVMA,” Dr. Haines said. “Our profession will be continually called upon to provide leadership and education in the care and treatment of all animals. We must provide responses that are reasoned and responsible to encourage resolution, not conflict.”

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Volunteers still needed for MVC 2013!

MVC logo - newThe OVMA needs volunteers to make the fifth largest veterinary conference in North America another success! Session Presiders are still needed for the following sessions at MVC 2013:

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Are you ready to BUILD at the 2013 MVC?

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With the 2013 Midwest Veterinary Conference only one week away, now’s the time to make sure you’re ready! Use the blueprint below to make sure you’ve got all the tools you need for the MVC.

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Shelter scholarship winners announced

shelter2013The OVMA Shelter Animal Medicine & Care Committee congratulates the following organizations that have been selected to receive a shelter scholarship to the 2013 Midwest Veterinary Conference:

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Winners of “Zoobiquity” raffle announced

SundayLunch-ZoobiquityCoverEveryone who registered for the 2013 Midwest Veterinary Conference before Dec. 31 was entered in a raffle to win a copy of Zoobiquity, the topic of this year’s Sunday Lunch. The following individuals were randomly selected as winners:

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