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MVC 2016 draws record-breaking 6,406 attendees

The numbers are in: The 2016 Midwest Veterinary Conference drew a record-breaking 6,406 veterinary professionals! This is a 13 percent increase in total attendance over 2015 and represents a record for both total attendance and the number of veterinarian attendees.

Veterinarians 1740 1665 1899
Technicians 1253 1509 1418
Hospital Staff/Other Prof 686 528 660
Core Audience 3679 3702 3977
Spouse/Guest 174 184 48
Exhibitors 1079 935 1271
Exhibit Hall Visitors 122 98 206
Students: Pre-Vet, Vet & Tech 688 700 690
Veterinary Exploration Conference 230 49 214
TOTAL ATTENDANCE 5972 5668 6406

Gingrich named Ohio Veterinarian of the Year


Dr. Fred Gingrich was named the 2015 Veterinarian of the Year by the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association.

COLUMBUS, OHIO – MARCH 1, 2016 – American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) President Dr. Fred Gingrich has been named the 2015 Veterinarian of the Year by the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA). The award, considered the Association’s highest honor, was presented by outgoing OVMA President Dr. Brad Garrison during a special award ceremony at the annual Midwest Veterinary Conference.

A 1995 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Gingrich is owner of Country Roads Veterinary Services and Ashland Veterinary Clinic, where he practices dairy and small animal medicine, respectively.

Dr. Gingrich’s dedication to the veterinary community extends beyond practice ownership. He is a champion for the Ohio Dairy Veterinarians Association and has spearheaded efforts to educate veterinarians and dairy producers across the state on responsible drug use. On a national level, his involvement in organized veterinary medicine includes serving on the AVMA Task Force on Veterinary Compounding Legislation, the Clinical Practitioners Advisory Committee, and the prestigious Council on Biologic and Therapeutic Agents.

A long-time member of the AABP, Dr. Gingrich is also a past winner of the organization’s Preventative Medicine Dairy Award and recently took the reins as president.

“To rise to such national prominence obviously speaks well of his talents and standing with his veterinary colleagues,” Dr. Garrison said. “Equally impressive are the countless and perhaps less visible things he does in serving his community and clients—from mentoring veterinary students, to providing medical care and fundraising for the Feline Sanctuary in Ashland, to caring for service animals of wounded veterans.”

Dr. Gingrich lives in Ashland with his wife Michelle and their four children.


The Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) is a non-profit organization providing services to its members in the areas of continuing education, advocacy on public policy matters, and access to variety of professional resources. The OVMA represents more than 2,500 veterinarians practicing in various fields and specialties. The OVMA’s principal purpose and mission is to foster life-long learning, stewardship, compassion and community in veterinary medicine.

Pendleton accepts gavel of OVMA president at annual convention

Dr. Scott Pendleton (right) accepts the gavel of the OVMA President from Dr. Brad Garrison.

Dr. Scott Pendleton (right) accepts the gavel of the OVMA President from Dr. Brad Garrison.

COLUMBUS, OHIO – MARCH 1, 2016 – Dr. Scott Pendleton of Cadiz has assumed the role of President of the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA). At the organization’s annual Midwest Veterinary Conference (MVC), outgoing President Dr. Brad Garrison formally passed the gavel on to his successor.

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MVC Passport to Rewards winners

IMG_2820Congratulations to the following MVC 2016 attendees whose names were drawn in the Passport to Rewards raffle:

  • Apple Watch – Dr. Rex Miller
  • Amazon Echo – Justina Lewis
  • Amazon TV – Amy Carter
  • $100 Amazon Gift Card – Taylor Ford, Kate Pouch, Lori Raab, Edward McKaig, Stephanie Sosa

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2016 MVC shelter scholarship winners announced


Every year, the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association partners with the Ohio Animal Health Foundation and Kenneth Scott Charitable Trust to award 20 scholarships to shelter personnel who would like to attend the Midwest Veterinary Conference but may not otherwise be able to. The scholarships help alleviate the financial burden many shelters face so that they can take advantage of the educational opportunities the MVC offers.

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OVMA donates more than $16,000 to student scholarships


OVMA is donating $16,530 this month to The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine as part of the 5 for 5 for the Future scholarship program. The initiative donates $5 of every Midwest Veterinary Conference registration fee to veterinary and technician student scholarships. Since its implementation, the program has contributed over $64,000 in scholarships.

MVC 2015 core audience increases over prior years

Another successful Conference is in the OVMA record books! Popular events—including MVC Zumba, Connection Corner and Exhibit Hall Fast Cash—were back, accompanied by new features like the Recent Grad Town Hall Reception. Although overall numbers this year saw a slight drop over MVC 2014 (no doubt due to inclement weather on Saturday), technician attendance jumped nearly 6 percent, helping to increase the core attendance to the highest number of the past five years.

ATTENDANCE CATEGORY 2012 2013 2014 2015
Veterinarians 1744 1546 1740 1665
Technicians 1098 1347 1253 1509
Hospital Staff/Other Prof 671 560 686 528
Core Audience 3513 3453 3679 3702
Spouse/Guest 211 254 174 184
Exhibitors 687 1002 1079 935
Exhibit Hall Only 155 139 122 98
Pre-Vet 45 28 39 24
Veterinary Exploration Conference 236 159 230 49
Students: Veterinary & Technician 699 849 649 676
TOTAL ATTENDANCE 5546 5884 5972 5668

Garrison accepts gavel of OVMA President at annual conference

Dr. Brad Garrison (left) accepts the gavel of the OVMA President from Dr. David Koncal.

Dr. Brad Garrison (left) accepts the gavel of the OVMA President from Dr. David Koncal.

King named DVM of the Year; Redman, Wiley honored with service awards

COLUMBUS, OHIO — FEB. 27, 2015 — Dr. Brad Garrison of Wooster was recently elected President of the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA). At the Association’s annual Midwest Veterinary Conference (MVC), outgoing President Dr. David Koncal passed on the gavel of the president to Dr. Garrison.

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