Archive for Midwest Veterinary Conference

OVMA names Glauer 2011 Ohio Veterinarian of the Year

Dr. Dave Glauer, former State Veterinarian and technical writer for the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board, was recognized with the OVMA's highest honor, Veterinarian of the Year.

COLUMBUS, OHIO — MARCH 1, 2012 — Former State Veterinarian David Glauer was recently recognized with the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association’s (OVMA) highest honor, the Veterinarian of the Year Award. This award, presented by OVMA’s outgoing President Dr. Linda Lord, recognizes one individual for outstanding contributions, dedication and service to the veterinary profession, the community and the animal kingdom.

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OVMA recognizes Winsley, Shriver, Washington for contributions to veterinary medicine


Bill Winsley, former executive director of the Ohio Board of Pharmacy, was honored with the OVMA Special Achievement Award.

COLUMBUS, OHIO — MARCH 1, 2012 — Three local individuals were recognized by Ohio Veterinary Medical Association’s (OVMA) outgoing President Dr. Linda Lord for their contributions to veterinary medicine and the community during awards ceremonies at the annual Midwest Veterinary Conference (MVC), Feb. 23-26.

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Zimmerman assumes position as president of state veterinary association

Passing of the Gavel

Outgoing OVMA President Dr. Linda Lord passes the gavel to incoming President Dr. Ryan Zimmerman at an awards ceremony held at the annual Midwest Veterinary Conference.

COLUMBUS, OHIO — MARCH 1, 2012 — Fremont veterinarian Ryan Zimmerman 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 in late February, Dr. Zimmerman formally accepted the position from outgoing President Dr. Linda Lord of Columbus.

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Winners of free lab registration announced!

As a bonus to its Student Members, OVMA recently held a contest for a free hands-on lab registration to the 2012 Midwest Veterinary Conference. The following Student Members were drawn to attend these labs free of charge:

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MVC introduces first-ever smartphone app

Whether you’re a seasoned MVC attendee or it’s your first time, the new Midwest Veterinary Conference mobile app is a handy tool that will help you navigate the fast lane at this year’s event!

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CCPDT approves MVC credit for trainers, behavior consultants

The Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) has approved 21 CEUs for trainers and 21 CEUs for behavior consultants who attend the 2012 Midwest Veterinary Conference. For more details on CCPDT-approved continuing education credit that can be obtained at the 2012 MVC, please visit the organization’s website.

2012 Shelter Animal program now available

2012 Shelter Animal Medicine & Care
Shelter animal professionals can now download the 2012 Shelter Animal Medicine & Care program for the Midwest Veterinary Conference in February. The program contains information on the 2012 Shelter Animal Track, as well as suggested sessions that may be helpful for those working in the sheltering community.

This program also includes instructions and an application for this year’s Shelter Animal scholarship program, which awards a limited number of full Conference registrations, including a stipend for additional related expenses, to shelters in and out of Ohio.

New in 2012, the OVMA will also be awarding several partial scholarships for shelter veterinarians to attend a spay/neuter hands-on lab, to be held on Monday, Feb. 27.

More information on the 2012 Shelter Animal Medicine & Care program can be found on the MVC Web site at http://mvcinfo.org/shelter. Scholarship applications must be submitted by Jan. 16 for consideration.

Shelter animal poster exhibition deadline extended

The Midwest Veterinary Conference, in conjunction with the Association of Shelter Veterinarians (ASV) is seeking poster abstracts to be exhibited during its annual conference in Columbus Feb. 23 to 26, 2012. All veterinarians, shelter medicine graduate students (present and former), and veterinary students interested in presenting current, relevant, and exciting information regarding shelter medicine are encouraged to participate.

The deadline for submission has been extended to Nov. 1, with final determinations made by Nov. 15.

For more information on the call for posters, please visit the MVC Call for Posters page. Questions can be directed to the ASV at admin@sheltervet.org.

Call for Poster Abstracts: Shelter Animal Medicine & Care

Midwest Veterinary Conference :: Hosted by the Ohio Veterinary Medical AssociationThe Midwest Veterinary Conference invites abstracts for posters to be exhibited during its annual conference in Columbus, Ohio, to be held Feb. 23 to 26, 2012. All veterinarians, shelter medicine graduate students (present and former), and veterinary students interested in presenting current, relevant, and exciting information regarding shelter medicine are encouraged to participate.

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OVMA establishes program to benefit students

5 for 5 for the FutureAs part of its growing student outreach efforts, the OVMA recently created 5 for 5 for the Future, an initiative aimed at raising money for student scholarships and programs.

The initiative, approved by the OVMA Board of Directors at its June meeting, will set aside $5 from every Midwest Veterinary Conference registration for the next five years into a fund to support veterinary and technician student scholarships and programs.

The OVMA estimates that this program will raise $17,500 in revenue each year, for a total nearing $90,000 over the five-year period.