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MAVT 2017 Convention

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MAVT’s 42nd Annual Convention 

February 24th & 25th, 2017

Online Registration is now Closed-  At the door registration will be available. 

At the Door registration Prices: MAVT Current Member attending both days $200

                                                        Non Member attending both days $300

                                             MAVT Member attending one day $140

                                                       Non Member attending one day $300

                                            MAVT Member Student Member $60 (one or both days)

                                                      Non Member Student $100 (one or both days)


Schedule of Sessions - For a full schedule of session times and topics please see the 2017 Schedule of Sessions. See a Listing of Session Descriptions.

Confirmation notices will be emailed once your registration is processed for both online and mailed registration. Please contact us if you do not receive an email confirmation.

Registration Desk- Registration packets including name badges, convention program, and special event tickets can be picked up at the registration desk located at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Nicollet Alcove D. Located on First Floor Right outside the Nicollet Ballroom.

The registration desk will be open for registration packet pickup and at the door registration:

Thursday, February 23rd - 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, February 24th - 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, February 25th - 6:30 AM to NOON


New Session Categories -

  • Technician essentials-basic technician session for new technicians or as a refresher.

  • Progressive knowledge- a step up, targeting technicians with the base set of skills already mastered.

  • State of the Art- these are advanced session with speakers that are certified in their specialty.

Proceeding Notes - All registrants will have access to the 2017 Proceedings online where you will be able to view, print and download lecture notes prior to and after the convention. Login information to access these notes will be emailed out in early February 2017. No CD or paper proceedings will be provided.

Continuing Education Card - MAVT will provide CE Forms with your registration materials. These forms have space for you to check off the seminars you attend and add up the hours earned for re-certification. Be sure to fill out the form and keep it in your CE File for verification when you renew your veterinary technician certification. For additional information on continuing education guidelines. (NOTE: Friday sessions are 1.25 hours and are equal to 1.25 CE credits, Saturday sessions are 1.0 hours and are equal to 1 CE credit. Any sessions that are considered Non-Scientific according to MVMA guidelines are noted with a (NS) after the session title)

MAVT Booth - Be sure to stop by MAVT’s booth in or near the exhibitors hall.

Schedule of Sessions - For full schedule of session topics, times and events, please see the 2017 MAVT Session Schedule. 

Thursday Night MAVT 2 Hour Session - Do you arrive at the convention on Thursday night? Why not get in an extra session and CE credits. This year we are offering a Thursday, February 23rd session from 7pm - 9pm on CRP: Come Perfect your Skills! This session is included with your one or two day convention registration at no extra charge. Just select Thursday night session when you register along with your regular convention registration.-

Friday MVMA CE Breakfast – 7:30 am:   Revenue Projection 2017: Implementing Forward Booking, Heather Prendergast, RVT, CVPM. For more information, cost and to register for this session contact the MVMA office at 651-645-7533  or follow this link https://mvma.memberclicks.net/2017-annual-meeting-breakfast-registration or email info@mvma.org Need to pre-register for this event. 

 Friday MAVT CE Luncheon – Our lunch session is sponsored by Merial Let's Talk Heartworm:  Strengthening the Tech to Pet Owner Conversation, Janet McConnell, CVT Check back here or on the 2017 Session Schedule for updates. This session is no charge, but space is limited. You must pre-register for this session.  This event is currently full

Friday - Bandaging Lab will be offered Friday Feb 24th from 5pm - 6pm. - Get hands on experience with basic and advanced bandaging techniques and materials. Tips and tricks to good bandaging technique and information on new therapeutic products. Cost for this lab is $15. You must pre-register for this event. Space is limited to 30. This event is currently full

Friday Exhibitors’ Reception"Laughter is the best medicine" All registered attendees are invited to the Friday night entertainment, featuring "Magic of Comedy", Tim Gabrielson. Check out his website!  You won't want to miss it!  You must pre-register for this session.

Saturday MVMA CE Breakfast – 7:30 am:   Heartworm Potpourri 2017 - What’s Changed and What Hasn’t in the Fight Against This Disease,  Dr. I. Craig Prior, President of CAPC. Need to pre-register for this event.  For more information, cost and to register for this session contact the MVMA office at 651-645-7533 or follow this link https://mvma.memberclicks.net/2017-annual-meeting-breakfast-registration   or email info@mvma.org

Saturday MAVT Annual Meeting/Lunch - Saturday February 25th 12:30pm-2:00pm.
If you are a member of MAVT, plan on attending our Annual MAVT Meeting and find out what is happening within our organization. We will elect new officers as well as present the award for Technician of the Year.
You must pre-register for this session. This event is currently full

Breaks/Exhibitors Hall 
Use break times between lectures to visit the Exhibitors Hall and remember to thank our sponsors for their support.
Exhibitor Hall hours are:
Thursday, February 23, Noon - 5:30 pm 
Friday, February 24, 8:00 am - 5:30 pm 
Saturday, February 25, 8:00 am – 11:00 am


Questions about the Convention? convention@mavt.net


Cancellation/Refund Policy - No refunds will be made after February 17, 2017. Refunds are made only if the registrant has contacted MAVT, in writing, requesting reimbursement prior to February 17, 2017. A $20 handling fee will be assessed for all cancellations. Send requests to: Convention Chair, PO Box 580194, Minneapolis, MN 55458. Email: Convention@mavt.net

Hotel/Convention Information

Hyatt Regency Hotel, Minneapolis, MN - Hotel Directions
1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403
At this time the downtown Minneapolis Nicollet Mall area is a part of a large Nicollet Mall revitalization project. Some directions are subject to change depending on the schedule of work taking place.

Hotel Reservations - Rooms are $99 and include complimentary parking for one vehicle per night.

Online Reservations  or call 888-421-1442 Guests will not require a code when booking, only need to mention the MVMA/MAVT event and it can be pulled up by our call center. A block of rooms has been reserved for the MAVT/MVMA with a contracted rate of $99 if your reservation is made by February 8th, 2017 or hotel is booked.

Parking is available next to the Hyatt or at several nearby ramps for a fee. Additional parking options.


February 24th, 2017 8:00 AM   through   February 25th, 2017 10:00 PM
Hyatt Regency Hotel
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403
United States
Phone: 888-421-1442
Friday and Saturday
Member 2 day online registration $ 200.00
Non-Member 2 day online registration $ 300.00
Student Member online registration $ 60.00
Student Non-Member online registration $ 100.00
Friday or Saturday, ONE DAY ONLY
Member (Friday Only), online registration $ 140.00
Member (Saturday Only), online registration $ 140.00
Non-Member (Friday Only), online registration $ 300.00
Non-Member (Saturday Only), online registration $ 300.00
Meals and Special Events
Extra Exhibit Hall Name Badge for Guest $ 30.00
Thursday Night CPR CE $ 0.00
Merial CE Luncheon Friday $ 0.00
Friday Night Exhibitors Event $ 0.00
Friday Night Bandaging Lab $ 15.00
Saturday MAVT Membership Lunch Meeting-Members only $ 0.00

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