October 6-9, 2022

DeVos Place Convention Center • Grand Rapids, MI

You won’t want to miss the newly redesigned MiVetCon (MVC) 2022!

With over 150 hours of continuing education, 100 exhibitors and fun social events MiVetCon is the place to be.

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REGISTRATION 

ONLINE REGISTRATION  |  HOTEL RESERVATIONS  |  WAGS TO RICHES

CONFERENCE  INFORMATION

MIVETCON PROGRAM*  |  SCHEDULE  |  EXHIBITORS   |  SPONSORS   

CONFERENCE MAPS  |  SPEAKERS  |  FAQ

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Please note there are no employment interviews onsite for 2022.

Exhibit hall-only passes are also no longer available for purchase. 

*The MiVetCon program will be updated as new information becomes available. 



Parking at DeVos Place

DeVos Place is located at:
303 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

DeVos Place has parking conveniently located under the convention center. Access to the parking lot is on Michigan Street and Lyon Street. Please note you cannot access the underground parking garage if you are heading West on Michigan Street. No left hand turns are permitted due to a semi-permanent concrete berm installed for a new crosswalk.

CONSTRUCTION ALERT: Please note the I-96 E ramp onto 131 S is currently closed for construction. Also be aware of road closures on Market Avenue (Wealthy Street to Fulton Street) and Fulton Street (the Grand River to Market Avenue). For more information about the schedule, project area and detours please visit grandrapidsmi.gov.

For up-to-date traffic information, visit MDOT’s Mi Drive Interactive Map.

Additional parking may be available in the City-County Building on Monroe Avenue (across from DeVos Place) or several other parking structures within walking distance.

Vehicles that are too large to fit in a parking structure may be given a permit to park on Scribner Street during the dates of the event. Parking on Scribner Street is available on a first come - first serve basis


MVC HOST HOTEL

Amway Grand Plaza
187 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
800.253.3590
Hotel Website

This block is now closed 




Discounted Hotel Parking:
Overnight guests of the Amway Grand Plaza can park in the adjacent parking ramp at the discounted parking rates: 

  • $10 per night - self parking (regularly $35 per night)
  • $15 per night - valet parking (regularly $39 per night)

Overnight parking does have unlimited in and out privileges, however parking in the Hotel ramp is not guaranteed. 

*Parking fees are not included as part of your MVC registration fee.


OVERFLOW HOTEL OPTIONS

Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown 
310 Pearl Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI  49504
Hotel Website

This block is now closed


JW Marriott Grand Rapids 
235 Louis St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI  49504
616.242.1500
Hotel Website 

*MVMA does not have a discounted block of rooms at the JW Marriott Grand Rapids

Hyatt Place Grand Rapids/Downtown 
140 Ottawa Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI  49504
616.984.1200
Hotel Website 

*MVMA does not have a discounted block of rooms at the Hyatt Place Grand Rapids/Downtown

Embassy Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown 
710 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI  49504
616.512.5700

Hotel Website

*MVMA does not have a discounted block of rooms at the Embassy Suites by Hilton 


MVC SCHEDULE

The schedule will be updated as speakers confirm their participation and session titles. Please check back often!


CONFERENCE MAPS



GENERAL SESSION LUNCHEON SPEAKER


DR. OMAR ZAHEER 


MVMA is thrilled to welcome Dr. Omar Zaheer to the 2022 MiVetCon! 

Dr. Zaheer, a contestant on season 42 of "Survivor" as the first practicing Veterinarian contestant, specializes in zoological medicine and is a 2016 graduate of Ontario Veterinary College and looks forward to speaking with MVMA members on Friday, Oct. 7

Following graduation, Dr. Zaheer completed a small animal rotating internship at the Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Toronto before returning to the OVC for a specialty avian and exotic internship. Following completion of this internship, he completed a residency at the OVC in avian & exotic medicine & surgery from 2018-2021. He published several articles during his residency, including a new surgical technique for cloacal prolapse in pet parrots, an anesthetic study on quaker parrots, and several case reports on pet exotics including chickens, rabbits, and guinea pigs. Some of this work was presented at the Association of Avian Veterinarians conference in 2020. Dr. Zaheer currently teaches third year veterinary students the avian, reptile, and amphibian units of Comparative Animal Medicine.

Space is limited in the General Session room on Friday. Reserve your seat when you register! 



2022 SPONSORS


PLATINUM SPONSOR


Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners


Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health


Nestle Purina PetCare Company

GOLD SPONSORS

Affiliated Veterinary Emergency Service

Care Credit

Ceva Animal Health

Faithful Pet Cremation Services

IDEXX


MSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

Oakland Veterinary Referral Service

Veterinary United

Zoetis


SILVER SPONSORS


ASPCA   


Elanco Animal Health   


Merck Animal Health   


BRONZE SPONSORS

Coming Soon


2022 EXHIBITORS

AKC Reunite, Booth No. 112
Allied Power LLC, Booth No. 402
Aurora Pharmaceuticals, Booth No. 110
Banfield Pet Hospital, Booth No. 206

Bay Animal Hospital, Booth No. 215

Blue Buffalo Co., Booth No. 411
Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners, Booth No. 109-111
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, Booth No. 201-203
Boggs Specialties, Booth No. 116
CareCredit, Booth No. 204
Ceva Animal Health, LLC, Booth No. 205-207
Choice Medical Systems Inc., Booth No. 100

Covetrus, Booth No. 314

Dechra Pharmaceuticals, Booth No. 305-307
Doeren Mayhew, Booth No. 404
Elanco Animal Health, Booth No. 409

Exubrion Therapeutics, Booth No. 317

Faithful Companion, Booth No. 306

Heaven at Home Hospice, Booth No. 512
Heska Corporation, Booth No. 107
Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc., Booth No. 114
Huntington Bank, Booth No. 405
IDEXX, Booth No. 124-126
introVETed, Booth No. 108
IVSComm, Inc., Booth No. 120
MAI Animal Health, Booth No. 508
Merck Animal Health, Booth No. 301-303
Michigan Humane, Booth No. 407

Midwest Veterinary Supply, Booth No. 128

Mission Veterinary Partners, Booth No. 400

Mobile Veterinary CT, Booth No. 138

MSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Booth No. 101-103
MSU Veterinary Medical Center, Booth No. 200-202
MWI Animal Health, Booth No. 401

National Veterinary Associates, Booth No. 506
Nestle Purina PetCare Company, Booth No. 105
North Central Veterinary Emergency Center, Booth No. 300-302

Nutramax Laboratories, Booth No. 113

O'Brien Veterinary Group, Booth No. 319

O3 Vets, Booth No. 130

Patterson Veterinary, Booth No. 412
Pet IQ, Booth No. 118

Provide, Booth No. 214

Radtech X-Ray Inc., Booth No. 106
Ralph C. Wilson Agency Inc., Booth No. 312
Relief Retriever LLC, Booth No. 413
Rose Micro Solutions, Booth No. 406

Royal Canin, Booth No. 318
Schultz Technology, Booth No. 403
Simmons Veterinary Practice Sales & Appraisals, Booth No. 504
SonoPath, Booth No. 212
Total Practice Solutions, Booth No. 213
Trusted Journey Pet Memorial Services, Booth No. 510
Veterinary United, Booth No. 102-104
Vortech Pharmaceuticals, Booth No. 122
Wedgewood Pharmacy, Booth No. 304

Western Veterinary Partners, Booth No. 115

Zero Fee, Booth No. 419

Zoetis, Booth No. 208-210
Zomedica, Booth No. 313


Interested in exhibiting or sponsoring at the Michigan Veterinary Conference?
Contact the MVMA today!


WAGS TO RICHES MAHF FUNDRAISER

Join us for a fun-filled casino night adventure to benefit the Michigan Animal Health Foundation!

Bring your best hand and try to beat your friends and colleagues! You will have a chance to play blackjack, roulette and poker, in addition to a generous Silent Auction. By purchasing your admission ticket(s), you are supporting a worthy cause and make some fun memories. 

Each ticket purchase includes two (2) drink tickets, hors d'oeuvres and hours of gaming! 

Purchase your ticket when registering for MiVetCon or separately by clicking here

WAGS TO RICHES SPONSORS
Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact MVMA today

 


REGISTRATION 

ONLINE REGISTRATION  |  HOTEL RESERVATIONS

CONFERENCE  INFORMATION

MVC PROGRAM  |  SCHEDULE  |  EXHIBITORS   |  SPONSORS   |  CONFERENCE MAPS   |  SPEAKERS


DISCLAIMER: Attendee acknowledges the highly contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assumes the risk of exposure or infection by attending Michigan Veterinary Medical Association’s (MVMA) 2021 Michigan Veterinary Conference (MVC), and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, disability, and/or death to attendee. Attendee understands that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at the 2021 MVC may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of others who may attend the event or their families, colleagues, or others with whom they may have contact. Accordingly, attendee understands and agrees that this release includes any claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of MVMA, its employees, agents, sponsors, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in the 2021 MVC. Attendee hereby releases, covenants not to sue, discharges, and holds harmless the MVMA, its employees, agents, and representatives, of and from any such claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs, or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto.

In addition, while in attendance at the 2022 MVC, attendee agrees to comply with all COVID-related procedures that may be implemented by CDC, MDHHS, MVMA and Suburban Collection Showplace, including, but not limited to, mask-wearing and social distancing requirements and restrictions on certain activities that carry higher COVID-related risk, in order to protect as much as possible, the health and safety of all 2022 MVC attendees.


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