Schedule of Events

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Social Events, Meal Functions & Tickets...

Veterinary Student Welcome Reception & Photo

2:30 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.

January 24, 2020

Veterinary students, be sure to join us for a welcome reception. Enjoy the company of your fellow classmates along with seasoned professionals who will be on hand to help you navigate your way through the convention. A group photo will be taken.

Student Study Hall

8:30 am-5:30 pm

January 24, 2020

Don't drive back and forth... Hang out and do your studying between events in the cozy study hall, just for you!

Exhibit Hall Party

4:00 – 5:00 P.M.

January 24, 2020

Come relax at the end of the day and get to know all the exhibitors better at the Exhibit Hall Party
planned for Friday evening. MVMA’s Partners for Progress will be distributing drink tickets, while they last,
for the cash bar. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to visit all the booths during this fun event.

VBMA Veterinarian/Student Speed Networking Event

4:00 - 5:30 P.M.

January 24, 2020

A chance for practicing vets and university students to quickly get acquainted in this practical, painless round-robin networking event. Be sure to mark box at bottom of registration form.  

MVMA Kids Fun Night/Childcare - Friday

5:00 – 7:30 P.M.

January 24, 2020

Be sure to sign up for this year’s Kid’s Club Program There will be organized activities including crafts, movies and dinner, on both Friday and Saturday evening. There will be lots of fun for 4-12 year olds and the admission of $20 per child per night includes dinner. Please be sure to sign up on the registration form. Also, if your child or children will be attending, stop by the registration desk in the lobby upon arrival to sign in and complete the necessary paperwork.

Missouri Veterinary Medical Foundation Drawing and Silent Auction

5:30 - 7:00 P.M.

January 24, 2020

Be sure to purchase your ticket for a chance to win $10,000, payable at the Convention! Tickets are $100 and you will have a chance to win many other cash prizes. The drawings will take place during the Missouri Veterinary Medical Foundation Reception. Support your Foundation by purchasing a ticket on the registration form. Purchase your ticket by December 15 for a chance to win $100 in the early bird drawing. (Purchase of a ticket is not required to attend.)  Don’t forget the Foundation Silent Auction. You will have the opportunity to enter bids for several wonderful items at the Foundation’s Reception on Friday. As the bidding heats up, you won’t want to miss the final opportunity to write in your bid at the last minute.

Don’t forget the Foundation Silent Auction. You will have the opportunity to enter bids for several wonderful items at the Foundation’s Reception on Friday. As the bidding heats up, you won’t want to miss the final opportunity to write in your bid at the last minute. Silent Auction donations would be much appreciated. Call the MVMA office at 573-636-8612 if you have a donation.

MVMA Membership Meeting and Breakfast

7:15 – 8:30 A.M.

January 25, 2020

Join your colleagues for a great breakfast bright and early while you participate in the governance of your association. The breakfast is included in four-day convention registrations. Be sure to include your intention to attend on the registration form.

Informal Gathering over Coffee

8:30 A.M.

January 25, 2020

Spouses, friends and partners will want to once again renew old acquaintances and make new friends on Saturday beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Student Study Hall

8:30am-6:oopm

January 25, 2020

Don't drive back and forth... Hang out and do your studying between events in the cozy study hall, just for you!

Recent Graduate Forum

4:30 - 6:00 P.M.

January 25, 2020

Before the Awards Banquet on Saturday, we’re having a Forum for Recent Graduates (up to 10 years out). 

Sponsored by Hill's Pet Nutrition

Missouri Veterinary Technician Association Reception

4:30 - 6:00 P.M.

January 25, 2020

Join fellow veterinary technicians and practice staff for a reception prior to the MVMA Awards Banquet. Sponsored by the MVTA.

Student Study Hall Reception

5:30 pm-6:00 pm

January 25, 2020

Christian Veterinary Mission Reception

5:00 - 6:00 P.M.

January 25, 2020

Renew acquaintances and make new friends during this time for fellowship, including an enlightening presentation and light appetizers. There is no cost for the reception. Sign up on the registration
form. Parliament III Rm

MVMA Kids Fun Night/Childcare - Saturday

5:30 – 9:00 P.M.

January 25, 2020

Be sure to sign up for this year’s Kid’s Club Program There will be organized activities including crafts, movies and dinner, on both Friday and Saturday evening. There will be lots of fun for 4-12 year olds and the admission of $20 per child per night includes dinner. Please be sure to sign up on the registration form. Also, if your child or children will be attending, stop by the registration desk in the lobby upon arrival to  sign in and complete the necessary paperwork.

MVMA Reception

6:00 - 6:30 P.M.

January 25, 2020

Join collegues and students prior to the awards presentation for this fun reception.

MVMA Awards Ceremony

6:30 - 7:00 P.M.

January 25, 2020

Join fellow colleagues to discover this year’s award winners including the coveted “Veterinarian of the Year”. Again this year! The evening will feature a new format to maximize exposure to the MVMA Awards presentation. The Awards will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.

MVMA "Kick Back" Buffet

7:00 - 8:00 P.M.

January 25, 2020

Saturday evening’s Awards Ceremony, held at 6:30 p.m., will be followed by a buffet where all members who wish to take the opportunity to share fellowship with family, friends and colleagues over a banquet meal. However, there will be no formal banquet program Saturday evening

Sponsor a Student: Sign-up on the registration form to provide a student(s) meal ticket for the Saturday night, post-awards, buffet dinner. 

Student Mixer: Stories from the Other Side

8:00 - 9:30 P.M.

January 25, 2020

This was such a hit last year that we're doing it again! Join fellow MU-CVM students for a roundtable discussion with recent graduates. Valuable tips for navigating into your post-graduation veterinary careers.

MVMA & MU-CVM Breakfast with the College

7:00 – 7:45 A.M.

January 26, 2020

Join us Sunday morning for a buffet breakfast with colleagues and hear an update from the MU College of Veterinary Medicine and the MVMA.

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Missouri Veterinary Medical Association

2500 Country Club Drive

Jefferson City, MO 65109

Phone: 573-636-8612        Fax: 573-659-7175

Email: mvma@movma.org

Website: www.movma.org

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