Super Saver Rate

San Diego, California 2022

March 18 - 20, 2022

$925.00 $795.00

Internal Medicine – Dr. Robert Armentano
Dermatology - Dr. Kim Coyner

Earn 15 hours of CE in the heart of downtown San Diego. Our conference hotel is the US Grant. Learn about veterinary internal medicine while enjoying San Diego’s huge array of attractions. Enjoy easy access to San Diego’s sites including the San Diego Zoo, the waterfront, the Gaslight Quarter and Balboa Park.

March 18
Registration 12:30pm-1pm
Conference 1pm-6pm
Cocktail Reception 6:15pm-7:15pm

March 19
Breakfast 7am-8 am
Conference 8am-1pm

March 20
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 US Grant, a Luxury Collection Hotel

US Grant Hotel - continuing vet education
Call in: 866-837-4270 or 619-232-3121
Referring Code/Group Name: Vet Vacation CE
Room Rate: Special Group Room Rate: $269 per night Taxes: 12.77% Suites $369 Resort Fees: $0 includes 2 bottles of water and newly renovated fitness center

The US Grant has earned Trip Adviser's Certificate of Excellence in 2019. The US Grant is a Luxury Collection Hotel that has been in San Diego for over 100 years. The hotel is in the heart of downtown San Diego in the Gaslamp Quarter. The US Grant art collection is world renowned. Our conference hotel offers easy access to the San Diego Zoo, Petco Park and Balboa Park.

Getting There

US Grant hotel located in downtown San Diego. The hotel is 3.5 miles from the San Diego Airport (SAN). All major airlines serve San Diego. Uber, Lyft and Taxis are readily available.

Internal Medicine

Robert Armentano DVM, ACVIM

Dr. Robert Armentano is board certified in small animal internal medicine. He is a Chicago native and did his undergraduate studies in animal sciences at the University of Illinois. After obtaining early admission into veterinary school he completed his training at the University of Illinois as well. After his DVM degree he continued his training at the University of Florida for a rotating internship and internal medicine residency. Dr. Armentano has engaged in many speaking opportunities including Chicago news updates on emerging infectious diseases including blastomycosis, leptospirosis and canine influenza. Dr. Armentano has participated in prospective research, published book chapters and is actively participating in research trials.

Dr. Armentano currently works at the Veterinary Specialty Center in the Chicagoland area. He lives with his wife and four-legged friends (2 dogs). Dr. Armentano enjoys travel, the Chicago Cubs (Go Cubbies) and endurance sports including marathons and triathlons.

Presentation Synopsis

1. The lepto suspect: a disease overview and lit review
2. Diabetes management update- set yourself Libre
3. FUO: fever of unknown/unsure/undiagnosed origin
4. Update on gastroprotectants in dogs and cats
5. The increased ALT: a practical approach to liver testing and sampling
6. Medical management of acute and chronic liver disease in dogs and cats
7. Diagnosis: open for small intestinal thickening- causes include IBD versus lymphoma
8. The occult Cushingoid dog: to treat or not to treat


Kim Coyner DVM, ACVD

Dr. Kimberly S. Coyner graduated from the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. After a private practice internship and a year in emergency practice, she obtained a two-year teaching position and then a residency in dermatology at the University of Georgia. For the past 17 years, Dr. Coyner has been in private dermatology referral practice at Dermatology Clinic for Animals in the southwest and pacific northwest United States, and is also a dermatology consultant for Veterinary Information Network and and is author and editor of the new Clinical Atlas of Canine and Feline Dermatology.

Presentation Synopsis

The Fungus Among us! Dermatophytosis Diagnosis and Treatment
Canine Recurrent Pyoderma Diagnosis and Treatment
Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Otitis
Noseitis: Diseases of the Nasal Planum: Not every crusty nose Is autoimmune!
Make your Microscope Enhance Your Dermatology Patient Care: In-house Cytology of Inflammatory Skin Lesions and Masses
The Itchy Dog! Workup and Treatment of the Pruritic Dog
Dermatologic Manifestations of Internal Disease