Archive for Midwest Veterinary Conference

MVC attendance highest in three years

Attendance from the 2012 Midwest Veterinary Conference shows increases in both the core audience and overall attendance in comparison with the 2010 and 2011 Conferences.

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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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Entries needed for 8th annual MVC art show

Entries from the 2011 Wings, Tails & Scales Art Show

The eighth annual “Wings, Tails & Scales: An Art Exhibition Celebrating Animals” is seeking entries for the annual all-media juried art exhibition to take place Feb. 23 to 26, 2012. The exhibition, held in conjunction with the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association’s annual Midwest Veterinary Conference, is a fundraising event benefiting the Ohio Animal Health Foundation.

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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 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