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Chicago, Illinois 2020

October 15 - 17, 2020

$925.00 $795.00

Opthalmology - Dr. Robert Swinger
Endocrinology - Dr. Patty Lathan

Learn about veterinary ophthalmology and endocrinology at the exciting Warwick Hotel in Chicago. The Warwick Hotel is close to premium shopping and dining along the Magnificent Mile, Millennium Park, Navy Pier,Wrigley Field, and Lake Michigan.

October 15
Registration 12:30pm-1pm
Conference 1pm-6pm
Cocktail Reception 6:15pm-7:15pm

October 16
Breakfast 7am-8 am
Conference 8am-1pm

October 17
Breakfast 7am-8am
Conference 8am-1pm

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Super Saver Rate: $795 with 90 days advanced registration
VetVacationCE Rate: $865 from 89 days to 30 days advanced registration
JetSetter Rate: $925 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

The Warwick Hotel

Front Entrance to the Warwick Hotel
Call in: 312-440-1500
Referring Code/Group Name: Vet Vacation CE
Room Rate: Standard Guestroom $162+ 17.4% taxes, 2 Queen Beds $197+17.4% taxes

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Accommodations are limited at this special rate. Please book and register early!
Arrangements have been made so you can extend your vacation 3 days before and/or after your destination seminar at the same rate if rooms are available at the property. Call early to secure your choice of rooms.
The Warwick Chicago is in the heart of downtown Chicago and is the perfect spot to explore the legendary charms of the Windy City. The Warwick is close to premium shopping and dining along the Magnificent Mile; Millennium Park; Navy Pier; Wrigley Field, and Lake Michigan.

Getting There

O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) serve the Chicago metropolitan with flights available on most domestic airlines. The Warwick is 30 minutes from both airports. The Chicago train transit system is available from both airports. The Warwick Hotel is a block from the train station.


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 Advancements
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.



Patty Lathan, VMD, MS, DACVIM, is an associate professor of small animal internal medicine at Mississippi State University. Her primary interest is endocrinology, specifically the management of adrenal disease and diabetes mellitus. She has published several articles and book chapters, given lectures throughout the United States and internationally, and currently serves as the President of the Society for Comparative Endocrinology. Her students also publish educational endocrine music videos as an assignment for her elective, and those can be viewed on her YouTube channel.

Presentation Synopsis

Update on Diabetes Mellitus I
Update on Diabetes Mellitus II
Case-based Update on Canine Cushing’s I
Case-based Update on Canine Cushing’s II
Case-based Update on Addison’s I
Case-based Update on Addison’s II
Pheochromocytomas and Incidentalomah to diagnosis of pets with hypercalcemia.
How I Work Up Hypercalcemia