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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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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.


Did you purchase SCAVMA merchandise at the 2011 MVC?

At the 2011 Midwest Veterinary Conference, The Ohio State University Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SCAVMA) conducted a merchandise sale. SCAVMA’s credit card machine was used for electronic transactions and an error occurred at the close of the sale. All transactions performed on Feb. 25, 2011, were never processed.

After working with the club’s credit card company, SCAVMA has corrected the issue and is now able to re-enter these failed charges. If you participated in the club’s sale and used a credit card to pay for your merchandise, please be advised that a transaction will be posted within a few days. SCAVMA would like to emphasize that your personal information has in no way been compromised.

SCAVMA would like to apologize for this error, as well as the delay in resolving this issue. Any questions or concerns may be directed to SCAVMA’s president, Randy Bond (bond.131@osu.edu). SCAVMA sincerely thanks you for your understanding, and, on behalf of all student clubs at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, thanks you for supporting our clubs by participating in our merchandise sales.

Dr. Lord assumes position as president of state veterinary association

New OVMA President Dr. Linda Lord (left) thanks Immediate Past President Dr. Jason Johnston, right, for his service.

COLUMBUS, OHIO — MARCH 15, 2011 — Columbus veterinarian Linda Lord 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. Lord formally accepted the position from the previous president, Dr. Jason Johnston of Troy.

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OVMA recognizes recognizes Forshey, Kukor, Cornely for contributions to veterinary medicine

COLUMBUS, OHIO — MARCH 4, 2011 — Three local individuals were recognized by OVMA President Dr. Jason Johnston for their contributions to the veterinary community during awards ceremonies at the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association’s (OVMA) annual Midwest Veterinary Conference (MVC), Feb. 24—27.

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Sales tax workshop added to MVC program

Few issues generate more questions and confusion in veterinary practices than those relating to the proper collection and payment of Ohio sales tax. Which products in a veterinary facility are taxable? What about prescription versus over-the-counter drugs? How does the resale exemption work?

On Thursday, Feb. 24, (1:30 to 3 p.m.) John Trippier and Steve Russell of the Ohio Department of Taxation’s Audit Division will present important information as well as answer your questions on the proper administration of sales tax in veterinary facilities.

While this workshop is offered at the Midwest Veterinary Conference, you do not have to be attending the MVC to participate, and there is no additional fee for OVMA members or individuals from their staff. This workshop is worth one hour of non-scientific CE credit.

Please register for this workshop online. The deadline to register for this program is Feb. 18.

Join the OVMA for our annual MVC Preview Lunch tomorrow at noon

Students, learn more about one of the nation’s LARGEST vet conferences, the Midwest Veterinary Conference, and how you can be a part of making it great. Join OVMA for the MVC Preview Lunch TOMORROW at noon on campus! The OVMA will bring registration programs and lots of information on how students can attend the event for FREE and what volunteering opportunities are available.

When: Thursday, Jan. 13, noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Veterinary Medical Center Auditorium
Cost: FREE!