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OVMA Conference and Trade Show

January 30, 2025
Westin Harbour Castle

Every year, OVMA delivers the country’s premier veterinary conference and trade show. With a diverse program covering the hottest topics in veterinary medicine, our program offers something for every member of the veterinary practice team. Choose from a variety of topics, such as dentistry, internal medicine, dermatology, equine, ophthalmology and much more. Or, if you’re interested in the practice management side of things, we offer sessions focusing on communication, well-being, culture and management. 

Stay tuned for information on the 2025 OVMA Conference and Trade Show! 

Attendees at the OVMA Conference and Trade Show

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About the conference

  • Veterinarians 

  • Veterinary students 

  • Practice owners 

  • Registered veterinary technicians and technologists 

  • Animal health technicians 

  • Practice Managers 

  • Receptionists 

  • Kennel Assistants 

  • Keynote speaker 

  • Plenary sessions 

  • Master classes 

  • Small Animal Program 

  • Focus on Infection Program 

  • Equine Program 

  • Practice Management Program 

  • “Lunch With…” sessions 

  • Special events 

  • Trade show 

About the Trade Show

In conjuction with OVMA's annual conference, the association hosts an extensive trade show where hundreds of veterinary companies showcase their products and/or services. 

With a trade show pass, conference attendees can walk the Exhibit Hall to browse booths, chat with exhibitors and learn about the latest veterinary products and technology. Attendees can also stop by the hall for coffee breaks, our evening cocktain receptions and to enter their names into a $500 lunchtime exhibit hall draw.

Access to the trade show is included with a full (three-day) conference registration. Exhibit Hall passes can be purchased.
Yes! Attendees have 21 hours of access to the Exhibit Hall over the three days of conference:
  • Thursday - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday - 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday - 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. 
You'll have plenty of time to visit the Exhibit Hall! Be sure to stop by the trade show between 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. (Thursday and Friday only) every day to enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee, and visit the Exhibit Hall during our Thursday and Friday cocktail receptions between 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. to grab a drink and mingle.


The OVMA Conference and Trade Show is held at The Westin Harbour Castle (1 Harbour Square, Toronto, ON M5J 1A6). 
OVMA secures a room block at The Westin Harbour Castle for attendees. If the room block sells out, we'll secure a room block for attendees at another nearby hotel.
As the cultural, entertainment and financial capital of Canada, Toronto offers a wide range of activities for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re looking to visit a museum, shop until you drop or head out for a nice dinner with friends, there are endless options for you to enjoy while you’re in the city. Visit Destination Toronto for suggestions on activities, dining and shopping.

Exhibitors and Sponsors

If your company is interested in exhibiting at OVMA’s trade show, you’ll need to submit an exhibitor’s application and contract form. Due limited trade show space and high demand to exhibit, exhibitors will be selected by a lottery draw.   

To learn more, visit the Exhibitors and Sponsors web page or contact Sasha Basiri, manager of events and sponsorship, at  

We offer a variety of conference sponsorship opportunities including: 

  • Scientific sessions
  • Management sessions
  • Tote bags, pens, portfolios, lanyards
  • Advertising/marketing in all conference publications
  • Numerous graphic locations throughout the venue to spread your brand
  • So much more!

To learn more, visit the Exhibitors and Sponsors web page or contact Sasha Basiri, manager of events and sponsorship, at