Super Saver Rate

San Diego, California 2024

March 7 - 9, 2024


Internal Medicine – Dr. Jocelyn Mott
Clinical Pathology - Dr. Pete Fernandes

Soulful Boutique Hotel in Downtown San Diego

Kimpton Alma is an ego-less beacon of Southern California cool. Our new hotel, neighboring the historic Gaslamp District and Little Italy, puts you right where you want to be—in the soul of the city. Step inside our sleek and stylish lobby that pays homage to the rich Mexican heritage directly to the south, whose proximity continues to shape our city’s famously relaxed vibe. Work or play, kick back and drift between our outdoor pool and spirited destination restaurants, where suddenly, it becomes clear…you’re at the new beacon of culture, fun and food in San Diego. The Alma Kimpton is Centered between Broadway and Fifth Ave, with bus and trolley stops just down the block. And barring traffic, we’re a ten-minute car ride from the San Diego International Airport and a 20-minute ride from the Mexican border.

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.

FRED or “Free Ride Everywhere Downtown” is a fleet of electric shuttles providing transportation to nearby restaurants, boutiques, parks, theaters, and other attractions for up to five passengers. Download “The Free Ride” app to request your ride.

FRED shuttles are available seven days a week:
Monday – Thursday: 7:00am – 9:00pm
Friday: 7:00am – 10:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 10:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am – 9:00pm

March 7, 2024
12:30-1pm REGISTRATION: Sign in and pick a seat!
1-1:50pm Lymphoma – Getting Meaningful Results
2-3:15pm Keys to Maximizing Cytology
3:15-3:45pm BREAK AND SNACK
3:45-4:35pm Practical Tips for Cost Effective Management of Diabetes Mellitus
4:45-6pm What’s Exciting and New in Veterinary Medicine?

March 8, 2024
7-8am BREAKFAST BUFFET for Attendees
8-8:50am Synovial Fluid Analysis
9-9:50am Dermal Cytology – Understanding Every Lump & Bump
10-10:50am CBC – Seeing and Understanding the Patterns
10:50am-11:10am BREAK AND SNACK
11:10–12noon Feline Diabetes and SGLT2 Inhibitors
12:10-1pm Dealing with Pet Loss and Bereavement with Our Clients

March 9, 2024
7-8am BREAKFAST BUFFET for Attendees
8-8:50am Hypersomatotropism, a Common Cause of Feline Diabetes Mellitus
9-9:50am CGMs and More
10 –10:50pm Canine Chronic Enteropathy
10:50am -11:10am BREAK AND SNACK
11:10-12noon Diagnosing Infectious Diseases
12:10-1pm The Next Generation of Cancer Diagnostics
1pm VetVacationCE 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

Kimpton Alma San Diego

Alma Kimpton San Diego
Call in: 1-800-368-2544 or 800-KIMPTON
Referring Code/Group Name: Vet Vacation CE
Room Rate: Special Group Room Rate: $275 King $295 or 2 Double beds per night Taxes: 12.77% Resort Fees: $0

Check out is 11 am and Check in is 4 pm, $150 for late check outs up to 3 pm must be approved by guest services. 1 night deposit required at booking which is refundable with a 72 hour cancellation prior to arrival.
Smoking: Kimpton Alma San Diego is a 100% non-smoking establishment – this includes event spaces and terraces. A $350.00 daily smoking fee will be applied to any guestroom rooms, event space or terrace with evidence of smoking.

Getting There

The Kimpton Alma San Diego hotel located in downtown San Diego. The hotel is a 10 minute ride from the San Diego Airport (SAN). All major airlines serve San Diego. Uber, Lyft and Taxis are readily available.

Internal Medicine

Jocelyn Mott, DVM, DACVIM

Dr. Jocelyn Mott graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. After graduation, she completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Oklahoma State University and then a small animal internal medicine residency at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Mott is board certified by the ACVIM in small animal internal medicine. She is currently a clinical professor of veterinary medicine at Western University of Veterinary Medicine, Pomona, CA and practicing internist at VCA TLC Pasadena Veterinary Specialty and Emergency in Pasadena, CA.

With a broad range of experience, Dr. Mott has worked in small animal referral practices in Massachusetts, Texas, Florida and California. She has worked in industry performing clinical research in veterinary nutrition. She has authored several publications and book chapters in veterinary medicine and is an international speaker in her field of expertise. She is coeditor for the veterinary text book 5 Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion Small Animal Gastrointestinal Diseases. She is also a pet loss bereavement specialist.

Although Dr. Mott enjoys all aspects of internal medicine, she especially enjoys gastroenterology, nutrition and endocrinology. She volunteers with non-profits to promote pet health and well-being and has been Past-President of the ACVIM Foundation to help further animal healthcare and specialty medicine. When Dr. Mott is away from Pasadena Veterinary Specialists, she enjoys spending time with her husband Pete, a veterinary clinical pathologist, her dogs, horseback riding, and synchronized swimming.

Presentation Synopsis

1. Practical Tips for Cost Effective Management of Diabetes Mellitus
2. What’s Exciting and New in Veterinary Medicine?
3. Feline Diabetes and SGLT2 Inhibitors
4. Dealing with Pet Loss and Bereavement with Our Clients
5. Hypersomatotropism, a Common Cause of Feline Diabetes Mellitus
6. CGMs and More
7. Canine Chronic Enteropathy

Clinical Pathology

Pete Fernandes, DVM, DACVP

Dr. Pete Fernandes completed his DVM at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, followed by an internship in small-animal medicine and surgery at South Shore Animal Hospitals in Boston. Dr. Fernandes’ residency was in clinical pathology at Texas A&M University and the University of Florida. He is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists since 1999. Working with IDEXX laboratories for over 19 years has allowed him a range of experiences. Pete provides clinical pathology diagnostic support to over 15 laboratories representing all regions of the United States and England; in addition to collaborating on a number of projects with IDEXX Research & Development and as an educator for IDEXX medical affairs, creating and presenting continuing education for veterinarians. He has authored several peer-reviewed publications and book chapters in veterinary medicine. In his free time, Pete enjoys traveling with his wife Jocelyn, gardening, tennis, and hiking or mountain biking throughout the peaks of Southern California.

Presentation Synopsis

1. Lymphoma – Getting Meaningful Results
2. Keys to Maximizing Cytology
3. Synovial Fluid Analysis
4. Dermal Cytology – Understanding Every Lump & Bump
5. CBC – Seeing and Understanding the Patterns
6. Diagnosing Infectious Diseases
7. The Next Generation of Cancer Diagnostics