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WALK-IN REGISTRATION WILL BE ACCEPTED ON-SITE
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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.
Discounted Hotel Parking:
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
This block is now closed
JW Marriott Grand Rapids
235 Louis St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
*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
*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
*MVMA does not have a discounted block of rooms at the Embassy Suites by Hilton
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!
Planning to attend the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Session on Saturday, Oct. 8?
Your presenters are kindly asking you to spend a few moments and review the following Participant Guide and complete a brief pre-workshop assessment.
There's no need to submit your findings or results from the personal assessment, those are yours! Please plan to reference your assessment to further your discussion during the session.
Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health
Nestle Purina PetCare Company
Affiliated Veterinary Emergency Service
Ceva Animal Health
Faithful Pet Cremation Services
MSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Oakland Veterinary Referral Service
Elanco Animal Health
Merck Animal Health
AKC Reunite, Booth No. 112
Bay Animal Hospital, Booth No. 215
Blue Buffalo Co., Booth No. 411
Covetrus, Booth No. 314
Exubrion Therapeutics, Booth No. 317
Faithful Companion Pet Cremation Services, Booth No. 306
Heaven at Home Pet Hospice and Aftercare Center, Booth No. 512-514
Midwest Veterinary Supply, Booth No. 128
Mission Veterinary Partners, Booth No. 400
Mobile Veterinary CT, Booth No. 136-138
O'Brien Veterinary Group, Booth No. 319
O3 Vets, Booth No. 130
Provide, Booth No. 214
Royal Canin, Booth No. 318
Western Veterinary Partners, Booth No. 115
Zero Fee, Booth No. 417-419
Interested in exhibiting or sponsoring at the Michigan Veterinary Conference?
Contact the MVMA today!
WAGS TO RICHES MAHF FUNDRAISER
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!
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.