Super Saver Rate

Islamorada – Florida Keys 2025

December 7 - 9, 2025

Original price was: $995.00.Current price is: $895.00.

Oncology - Dr. Craig Clifford

The Islamorada Florida Keys Veterinary Conference 2025: Learn about Veterinary Oncology and ____ held at The Cheeca Lodge and Spa with Dr. Craig Clifford and Dr. __.

Turquoise water. Towering palms. Calm breezes. Discover barefoot luxury and let the laid-back lifestyle of Islamorada become your new standard of perfection. At Cheeca Lodge & Spa, the pursuit of leisure extends far beyond the ordinary, promising a blend of thrilling activities, unparalleled relaxation, luxurious accommodations, and exceptional dining within the embrace of our 27-acre oceanfront Islamorada resort. Since 1946, Cheeca Lodge & Spa has set the standard of luxury in Islamorada, widely regarded as the most enchanting destination among the world-famous Florida Keys. Infused with both elegance and an effortless sense of comfort, Cheeca Lodge & Spa offers a wide variety of accommodation types. 81801 OVERSEAS HIGHWAY

Islamorada is located in the middle of the Florida Keys (mile marker 61 ocean side) on the quiet island of Duck Key Florida. The resort is just about a two hour’s drive from Key West attractions and nightlife, and only 30 minutes from the village of Marathon where you’ll find the Seven-Mile Bridge, Pigeon Key, the Marathon Turtle Hospital, shopping opportunities and more. Featuring miles of stunning ocean views to admire along the way, traveling to our Florida Keys resort is an easy road trip that is a memorable experience in itself.

December 7, 2025
12-12:30pm REGISTRATION: Sign in and Pick a seat! Overseas Ballroom
2:45-3:15pm BREAK AND SNACK
5:45-6:45pm WELCOME RECEPTION Landings

December 8, 2025
7-8am Breakfast Buffet (Attendees only) Dolphin Deck
10:50-11:10am BREAK AND SNACK

December 9, 2025
7-8am Breakfast Buffet (Attendees Only) Dolphin Deck
10:50am -11:10am BREAK AND SNACK
1pm Vet Vacation CE Concludes: Book your Next VetVacationCE!

Save with Early Registration

Super Saver Rate: $895 with 90 days advanced registration
VetVacationCE Rate: $945 from 89 days to 45 days advanced registration
JetSetter Rate: $995 less than 45 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 Cheeca Lodge and Spa

Photo of a dock on the ocean
Call in: 305-517-4481 8am to 6 pm ET or email
Referring Code/Group Name: Vet Vacations December CE
Room Rate: $349+ 12.5% tax and $30 resort fee

Accommodations are limited at this special rate. Please book your room directly through the link or by phone or email.

We have made arrangements 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. Book or call early to secure your choice of rooms. The room block will likely sell out early!
The Cheeca Lodge & Spa is known for turquoise water, towering palms and calm breezes where you can indulge in mind, body and spirit on the Atlantic Ocean in the Florida Keys. The Cheeca Lodge is located in the Sportfishing Capital of the World. The Cheeca has the longest fishing pier in the Florida Keys. Activities available at the luxury resort include snorkeling, sea kayaking, bicycling, and scuba diving.
Check in 4pm and Check out 11 am
Reservations require a deposit equal to one night's stay. Additional nights will be billed 30 days prior to arrival. Deposit can be refunded with a cancellation by November 14th. Upon check-in, each guest will be required to present a valid credit card, on which an amount of sufficient pre-authorization can be obtained to cover the remaining room fees and taxes for the stay plus $200 per room per night. All accounts must be settled in full upon departure.

The daily resort fee includes:
27 acres of lush gardens
Valet and self-parking
Adult and family pools
Three first-class restaurants on-site
Jack Nicklaus-designed 9-hole par 3 golf course
Pampering spa and fully-equipped fitness studio
Saltwater Lagoon for swimming and snorkeling
Oceanfront Tiki Bar
Tennis courts
Fishing rods
Sea Kayaks
Stand Up Paddle Boards
Guest Adventure Center - featuring game room, X-BOX Arcade, board games and book collection
Resort wide WIFI
DVD Movies
In-room coffee and Tea service
In-room bottled Spring Water
On-site boat and trailer parking (size limits)
Local and 800 calls
Local transportation within a 2 mile radius of the property for parties of up to 6

Getting There

The Cheeca Lodge is 1 hour and 50 minutes from the Miami International Airport (MIA) and 2 hours and 30 minutes from the Ft. Lauderdale International Airport (FLL). Both airports have non-stop from most major US and Canadian cities. The best transportation to The Cheeca Lodge in the Florida Keys is car rental. The drive to the Cheeca is breathtaking.
Car Service
Ahoy Taxi /Airport Transportation — private transportation to and from Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Key West.
Phone: 305-407-0603
Drive the Overseas Highway, awarded one of America's most scenic roads, as you venture through the Everglades, traverse historic fishing bridges, and admire the tranquil blue and green water of the Atlantic Ocean and Florida Bay. Hawks Cay is centrally located only 60 miles by car from Miami and 100 miles from Fort Lauderdale.


Craig Clifford DVM, ACVIM Oncology

Dr. Craig Clifford graduated from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine and received an MS in Animal Science/Virology from the University of Delaware. After completing an internship and a medical oncology residency at the University of Pennsylvania, he became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology) in 2003. He is a medical oncologist at BluePearl Malvern and was previously the director of BluePearl Science.

He is active in clinical research within a referral setting and serves as an advisory board member with industry and non-profit foundations. He has authored/co-authored over 70 papers and book chapters and is a frequent lecturer at major veterinary meetings in the USA and abroad. Dr. Clifford is a member of the VCA Pet Cancer Care Alliance Committee, has served on many VCS and ACVIM committees, is a member of the Oncology Pathology Working Group, and was an Examiner for the Australian Scientist’s Oncology Specialty Exam.

Presentation Synopsis

1. Recent Advancements in Oncology
2. Veterinary Oncology 1: What Diagnostics Can I Do In Primary Care?
3. Veterinary Oncology 2: What Therapies Can I Do In Primary Care?
4. Anal Sac, Anal Gland Carcinoma, What You Need To Know!
5. What's New in Canine Lymphoma?
6. How To Read a Histopathology Report, and When to Ask For More?
7. What's New in Mast Cell Tumors?
8. Palliative Care: What is Your Role in Primary Care?



Coming Soon!

Presentation Synopsis

Coming Soon!