Super Saver Rate

Alaskan Cruise Celebrity Millenium 2023

June 23 - 30, 2023

$855.00

June 24, 2023
9-9:50am EYE! Oh My! Overview of Ocular Emergencies in Small Animal Patients Swinger/Powell
10-10:50am New Developments in Veterinary Ophthalmology – Surgical & Pharmacological (RS)
11-11:50am Ocular Procedures and Surgery in Your Practice (RS)
12-2pm LUNCH BREAK
2-2:50pm The IPASS Method - ER Rounds, Communication, and Patient Safety (LP)
3-3:50pm Feline Shock (LP)
4-4:50pm Transfusion Medicine (LP)
5:15-6:15pm WELCOME MINGLE RECEPTION

June 25, 2023
4-4:50am Carbon Monoxide Toxicity - Case Presentations (LP)
5-5:50am Tubes! Nasogastric, Esophagostomy, and Urinary Catheter Placement (LP)
6-6:50pm Arrhythmias in the ICU (LP)

June 28, 2023
5-5:50pm Feline Ophthalmology (RS)
6-6:50pm Glaucoma in Veterinary Medicine – Surgical & Medical Management (RS)

June 29, 2023
1-1:50pm Corneal Ulcers – Why Some Just Won’t Heal! (RS)
2-2:50pm What’s on Your Shelf? A Guide to Ocular Pharmaceuticals and Supplements (RS)
3-3:50pm What Are Your Colleagues Sending? A Review of the Top 10 Most Common Ophthalmic Referrals (RS)
4-4:50pm Pulmonary Edema - Pathophysiology and Treatment (LP)
5:15-6:15pm FAREWELL MINGLE RECEPTION

June 30, 2023
Depart in Seward Alaska. Ship docks at 5 am

Save with Early Registration

Super Saver Rate: $855 with 90 days advanced registration
VetVacationCE Rate: $925 from 89 days to 30 days advanced registration
JetSetter Rate: $985 less than 30 days advanced registration

Technician Discount

If you are a technician, use Coupon Code TECH75 for $75 off the regular registration rate.

RACE approved CE

15 Hours of RACE approved for CE for Veterinarians and Technicians.

Your Destination

Celebrity Millenium

Call in: Email Cruise contact info: vetvacation@landrykling.com
Referring Code/Group Name: VET VACATION CE 2023
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Getting There

Distance from Airport: Fly into Vancouver (YVR) and Fly out of Anchorage (ANC)
Vancouver International Airport (in British Columbia, Canada) is approximately 10 miles from the Canada Place Cruise Port (Port of Vancouver) where the cruise will begin.
Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage, Alaska is the closest international airport to Seward, Alaska, where the cruise will end. Anchorage is 120 miles from Seward and the trip can take anywhere from 2.5 hours to 4 hours depending on the mode of travel; Anchorage is connected to Seward by road or rail. Seward has a small, state-maintained airport which is limited to charter flights, as there is no scheduled air service.
The cruise line offers post-cruise bus transfers from the cruise port to the airport in Anchorage at a cost of $78.95 per person. Transfers through Celebrity are only available on the same day the cruise ends and Celebrity requires that your return flight departs on or after 2:00pm (no earlier) if you are flying out on the same that the cruise ends. Guests will be able to purchase these transfers directly from Celebrity after completing the online check-in for the cruise.

Ophthalmology

Robert Swinger, DVM, DACVO

Dr. Robert Swinger completed his undergraduate work and received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois in 2003. After completing an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Veterinary Specialists of South Florida in 2004, he went on to complete both an ophthalmology internship in 2005 and residency in 2009 at the Animal Eye Specialty Clinic. Soon thereafter, he joined the VCA Aurora Animal Hospital outside of Chicago before returning in 2011 to launch Animal Eye Guys. Over the past few years, Animal Eye Guys has expanded to multiple locations across South Florida extending from Miami to West Palm Beach. Dr. Swinger is board certified and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.

In his work environment, Dr. Swinger enjoys teaching and taking active roles in the clinic’s internship/residency programs. He is an active lecturer/wet lab instructor across the nation including the Florida Veterinary Medical Association, The Gulf Atlantic Veterinary Conference, Vet Vacation CE, University of Illinois, St. Matthew’s University, and many local events for his referring veterinary community. His special interests include surgical and medical management of glaucoma, cataract surgery, and corneal physiology. Outside of the veterinary arena, Dr. Swinger enjoys spending time with his family (which includes his twins, Keegan and Francesca, and a toy poodle, Sophia) and enjoys the outdoors, cooking, and traveling.

Presentation Synopsis

1. EYE! Oh My! An Overview of Ocular Emergencies in Small Animal Patients
2. New Developments in Veterinary Ophthalmology – Surgical and Pharmacological
3. Ocular Procedures and Surgery in your Practice
4. Feline Ophthalmology
5. Glaucoma in Veterinary Medicine – Surgical and Medical Management
6. Corneal Ulcers – Why some just won’t heal!
7. What’s on your shelf? A guide to ocular pharmaceuticals and supplements
8. What are Your Colleagues Sending? A Review Of The Top 10 Most Common Ophthalmic Referrals

Emergency Critical Care

Dr. Lisa Powell DVM, ACVECC

Dr. Lisa Powell graduated veterinary school from Texas A&M in 1995, completed a small animal rotating internship at the AMC in NYC in 1996, and then went on to a residency in small animal emergency and critical care at Tufts University, finishing in 1999. Dr. Powell then joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota where she worked as a clinical professor for 15 years. She is an author of more than 30 veterinary publications, and authored a book entitled “Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care: Case Studies in Client Communication, Morbidity and Mortality”. She is currently an associate critical care clinician at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Her clinical interests include mechanical ventilation, respiratory disease, colloid and fluid therapy, and sepsis.

Presentation Synopsis

ALL NEW TALKS!
1. The IPASS Method - ER rounds, communication, and patient safety
2. Feline Shock
3. Transfusion Medicine
4. Carbon Monoxide Toxicity - Case presentations
5. Tubes! Nasogastric, Esophagostomy, and urinary catheter placement
6. Arrhythmias in the ICU
7. Triage and Treatment of the Trauma Patient
8. Pulmonary Edema - Pathophysiology and Treatment
9. Common Emergencies
10. Hematologic Emergencies

Frequently Asked Questions

Alaskan Cruise Celebrity Millenium Veterinary Conference: Learn about Veterinary Ophthalmology and Emergency Critical Care held on the Celebrity Millennium. The Alaskan Cruise Celebrity Millenium Veterinary Conference 2023 with Dr. Rob Swinger and Dr. Lisa Powell. An Alaskan Cruise should be on your bucket list!

We have two powerhouse speakers offering a combination of real world and academia experience to help guide you.

Dr. Robert Swinger completed his undergraduate work and received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois in 2003. After completing an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Veterinary Specialists of South Florida in 2004, he went on to complete both an ophthalmology internship in 2005 and residency in 2009 at the Animal Eye Specialty Clinic. Soon thereafter, he joined the VCA Aurora Animal Hospital outside of Chicago before returning in 2011 to launch Animal Eye Guys. Over the past few years, Animal Eye Guys has expanded to multiple locations across South Florida extending from Miami to West Palm Beach. Dr. Swinger is board certified and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.

In his work environment, Dr. Swinger enjoys teaching and taking active roles in the clinic’s internship/residency programs. He is an active lecturer/wet lab instructor across the nation including the Florida Veterinary Medical Association, The Gulf Atlantic Veterinary Conference, Vet Vacation CE, University of Illinois, St. Matthew’s University, and many local events for his referring veterinary community. His special interests include surgical and medical management of glaucoma, cataract surgery, and corneal physiology. Outside of the veterinary arena, Dr. Swinger enjoys spending time with his family (which includes his twins, Keegan and Francesca, and a toy poodle, Sophia) and enjoys the outdoors, cooking, and traveling.

Dr. Lisa Powell graduated veterinary school from Texas A&M in 1995, completed a small animal rotating internship at the AMC in NYC in 1996, and then went on to a residency in small animal emergency and critical care at Tufts University, finishing in 1999. Dr. Powell then joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota where she worked as a clinical professor for 15 years. She is an author of more than 30 veterinary publications, and authored a book entitled “Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care: Case Studies in Client Communication, Morbidity and Mortality”. She is currently an associate critical care clinician at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Her clinical interests include mechanical ventilation, respiratory disease, colloid and fluid therapy, and sepsis.

The Alaska Cruise 2023 Veterinary Conference registration fee includes a Welcome and Farewell Mingle, a set of printed notes with digital links, a pen and some swag and 15 hours of RACE approved CE.

You can view our 2023 conferences here