MAVT 2020 Convention

February 21-22, 2020  Registration coming mid December

Hilton Minneapolis, 1001 Marquette Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403.
Driving and Parking Directions to the Hilton Minneapolis

More information and schedule of events coming soon!

Online Registration coming soon!! Convention attendees registering online will save $20 on two-day registration and $10 on one day or student registration when you register online before February 12, 2020.   To pay with MasterCard, Visa, or Discover Card you must register online. To pay with check when you register online – just register online and mail proof of registration with payment to MAVT: Attention Membership, PO Box 580194, Minneapolis, MN 55458.

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 on the second floor of the Minneapolis Hilton, Symphony IV. Confirmation notices will not be mailed out prior to the convention for mailed registration. The registration desk will be open for registration packet pickup and at the door registration:
Thursday, February 20 – 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, February 21   – 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Saturday, February 22   – 7:00 AM to NOON

Breaks/Exhibitors Hall
Use break times between lectures to visit the Exhibitors Hall and remember to thank our sponsors for their support. Times listed may change.
Thursday, February 20th, 11:00 am – 5:30 pm
Friday, February 21st, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 22nd, 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Thursday, February 20, 2020 – MAVT Feeding Tube Placement Wetlab Session, space is limited, must pre-register,  .  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 night session. Time and topic pending. 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. Sponsored by Royal Canin

Friday February 21, 2020,
Friday Lunch – Suffering in Silence: Osteoarthritis and Chronic Pain in Cats, Sponsored by Zoetis.  Speaker – Nikko Grossapoulos, DVM. Professional Services Veterinarian for Zoetis, space is limited, must pre-register

Saturday February 22, 2020
Saturday MAVT Annual Meeting/Lunch, space is limited, must pre-register
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.

Technician of the Year Nominations – more information coming soon!

Proceeding Notes All registrants will have access to the 2020 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 mid February 2020. 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: 1.0 hour is equal to 1 CE credit. Any sessions that are considered Non-Scientific according to MVMA guidelines will be noted with a (NS) after the session title)

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

Schedule of Sessions – For full schedule of session topics, times and events.  The 2020 MAVT Session Schedule – coming soon.

Wellness Center – Attendees can have blood drawn for rabies antibody status ($60.00) and total cholesterol ($10.00) at the Wellness Center. Blood Pressure readings will also be available (no charge). Results will be sent by mail from Marshfield Labs. You will need to contact the MVMA to register for these items. The Wellness Center will be open during the following times:
 Thursday, February 20                   2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Friday, February21                         8:00 am – 11:00 am

Questions about the Convention?

Cancellation/Refund Policy – No refunds will be made after February 13, 2020. Refunds are made only if the registrant has contacted MAVT, in writing, requesting reimbursement prior to February 13, 2020. A $20 handling fee will be assessed for all cancellations. Send requests to: Convention Chair, PO Box 580194, Minneapolis, MN 55458. Email:

Payment To pay with MasterCard, Visa, or Discover Card you must register online. To pay with check when you register online – just register online and mail proof of registration with payment to MAVT: Attention Membership, PO Box 580194, Minneapolis, MN 55458. Mailed checks must be received by February 13, 2020. Credit Card payment will be accepted at the door.

Hotel Reservation Information
The Hilton Minneapolis is the MAVT/MVMA Annual Meeting headquarter hotel. The room block ends on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. Book online now! All guestroom rates include self-parking for one vehicle per night in Hilton’s 11th street underground parking ramp.

Standard Rooms Executive Rooms
Single/Double/Triple/Quad $105 $145
Junior Suite $155 $195
Deluxe Junior Suite $175 $215
One Bedroom Deluxe Suite $405 $445
Two Bedroom Deluxe Suite $510 $600
PURE Rooms (an additional) $20 N/A

Alternate Hotel option: Holiday Inn Express and Suites Downtown Minneapolis.
We’re located just one block from the Hilton Minneapolis and all stays with us include our Express Start® hot breakfast buffet and complimentary WiFi access.
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES | Downtown Minneapolis Convention Center
225 South 11th Street, Minneapolis MN, 55403
Tel: 612-341-3300 | Toll-Free: 1-800-870-0114 | |

More information will be posted when it becomes available.