About the MVMA Annual Meeting 

Hosted by the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association, the MVMA Annual Meeting brings together veterinary professionals from across the upper Midwest for a 4-day event. Wednesday is an optional pre-training day; Thursday, Friday and Saturday are packed with numerous educational sessions and opportunities to network with vendors, former classmates, old colleagues, and new friends.

The Minnesota Association of Veterinary Technicians Convention (MAVT) is held on Friday and Saturday at the same venue as the MVMA Annual Meeting.

Registration information for the 2023 Annual Meeting coming soon! The 2023 Annual meeting will take place from February 1-4 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. 


Who attends the MVMA Annual Meeting? 

Small animal veterinarians
Public health veterinarians
Practice owners
Food animal veterinarians
Government employed veterinarians 
Practice managers
Mixed animal veterinarians
Academia veterinarians
Hospital staff
Equine veterinarians
Industry veterinarians
Veterinary researchers
General practitioners
Zoo and exotic animal veterinarians
Veterinary students

Year-to-Year Attendance Comparison

  2022
(Virtual)
2021
(Virtual)
2020
(in-person TC)
2019
(in-person TC)
2018
(in-person Rochester)
2017
(in-person TC)
DVM 617 713 743 715 635 748

Hospital/Clinic Staff
(Includes technicians)

156 490 128 109 63 88
MAV Technicians 424 0* 629 579 554 660
DVM Students 129 243 236 224 120 224
Exhibitors 119 115 430 499 388 517
Guests 0 0 20 19 35 34
Total 1,145 1,561 2,186 2,145 1,795 2,271

* All veterinary technicians have been counted in the Hospital/Clinic Staff category because the 2021 MAVT conference was combined with MVMA Annual Meeting. No MAVT registrations to track.