Super Saver Rate

San Juan, Puerto Rico 2025

January 23 - 25, 2025

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

Hotel: Caribe Hilton

Internal Medicine - Dr. Mark Acierno
Dermatology- Dr. Alicia Webb Milum

Learn from two experts in Veterinary Medicine on Internal Medicine and Dermatology and expand your knowledge in San Juan. Admire ocean and tropical garden views from Caribe Hilton, one of the most famous hotels in Puerto Rico. Set on a secluded peninsula with 17 acres of lush foliage, this San Juan resort is situated between historic Old San Juan and the culturally rich Condado area of San Juan. With no passport required for U.S. citizens, Caribe Hilton is an easy Caribbean getaway.

January 23, 2025
12-12:30pm REGISTRATION: Sign in and pick a seat! San Cristobal
3:15-3:30pm BREAK AND SNACK
5:45-6:45pm Welcome Mingle Vistabella Garden

January 24, 2025
7-8am Breakfast Buffet Attendees only San Cristobal Foyer
10:15-10:35am BREAK AND SNACK

January 25, 2025
7-8am Breakfast Buffet San Cristobal Foyer
10 –10:45pm
10:45am -11am BREAK AND SNACK
1pm Vet Vacation CE Conference Concludes

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

Caribe Hilton

Hilton Caribe
Call in: +1 787-721-0303
Referring Code/Group Name: 2025 Vet Vacation CE
Room Rate: $349+ $5.25 Porterage fee in and out + Room attendant $.50 pp/pn +11.5% tax double occupancy plus $42 resort charge, Max 4 people, $30 additional per adult extra for 3-4 people.

Accommodations are limited at this special rate. Book or Call early to secure your choice of rooms. Rates are available 2 days before and after the event based on hotel availability.
Resort fee includes:
Exclusive Beach Access
Complimentary use of our Fitness Center located at Zen Spa Oceano
Access to the Tropical Gardens and Bird Sanctuary
Access to Beach Chairs and Umbrellas
1 hr complimentary use of Olympian sponsored (Mania Puig) tennis courts (upon availability)
Unlimited Use of Kids Playground
Access to Islet sundeck
Daily outdoor Recreational Activities such as Yoga, Bio, Daily Rituals
Pina Colada tasting at the Bagua Pool Bar

Getting There

Fly to SJU Luis Munoz Marin International Airport and it is a 7 mile, 15 minute drive the hotel. Taxis and Uber are available.

Internal medicine

Mark Acierno, DVM, DACVIM

Dr. Mark Acierno received his DVM from Mississippi State University. After an internship in small animal medicine and surgery, he completed an internal medicine residency at Tufts University. Dr. Acierno spent 12 years at the Louisiana State University developing one of the most advanced nephrology programs in the world. He is currently a professor at Midwestern University’s veterinary teaching hospital where his clinical and research interests include hypertension, kidney disease and renal replacement therapies. He also serves as the associate dean for academic affairs. Dr. Acierno has an MBA from Pace University in New York City. Prior to veterinary medicine, he had a career in business and finance. He maintains a special interest in personal finance as it relates to veterinary professionals.  In his spare time, Dr. Acierno enjoys scuba diving, climbing, hiking and exploring the Arizona desert. 

Presentation Synopsis

1. Revolutionizing Urinary Tract Infection Care: Evolving Attitudes and Cutting-Edge Science
2. Kidney emergencies - Emergency treatment of nephrotoxins.
3. FLUTD _ Help I cannot pee!
4. IMHA/ITP - an internist's prospective
5. Managing Chronic Enteropathies in Dogs
6. Hypertension - new guidelines new recomendations
7. Acute Kidney Injury
8. Improving the quality of life for cats with Chronic Kidney Disease
9. Leptospirosis: Current Recommendations and What is the Risk to Veterinary Professionals
10. Nephrotoxicosis: Ethylene Glycol and Beyond
11. Now how do we turn off this spigot??? (Diagnosing and treating canine Incontinence)
12. Help! Help! I can’t pee!! (Feline Lower urinary tract disease)
13. Protein Losing Nephropathy
14. Canine geology (uroliths)
15. Intro to dialysis medicine - how does it work and when to refer
16. An introduction to Acid / Base disorders
17. UTI and antimicrobial therapy - since when don't we treat bacteriuria!
18. Emergency treatment of nephrotoxins.
19. That Darn Cat! Veterinary Adventures in IBD, Lymphoma and pancreatitis!


Alicia Webb Milum, DVM, DACVD

Dr. Alicia Webb Milum (Dr. Webb) is a Board Certified Veterinary Dermatologist and owner of Redbud Animal Dermatology and Allergy Specialist in Oklahoma City, OK. She grew up in a small town in Oklahoma and graduated high school as the valedictorian of a class of 26 people. From there, she attended the University of Oklahoma and received her B.S. degree in zoology with a minor in English literature. She graduated from Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. After graduation, Dr. Webb worked for 5 years in a busy small animal general practice in Oklahoma City. She then pursued a residency in veterinary dermatology with the Animal Dermatology Clinic in Tustin, CA. She completed the residency and passed the dermatology board examination in 2018, achieving Diplomate status of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology. She then traveled back home to start Redbud Animal Dermatology and Allergy Specialist and is happy to be back home in the Sooner state! In her free time, Dr. Webb loves to spend time with her family, including her three little boys and three dogs Cosmo, Buttercup and Pearl, and can usually be found at a ball field rain or shine as a bonafide “baseball mom”.

In addition to her expertise in diagnosing and managing allergic, autoimmune and cancerous skin and ear diseases, Dr. Webb has a special interest in bacterial skin infections, including understanding and minimizing the risk of antibiotic resistance.

She is a member of the following professional organizations:
American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD)
American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology (AAVD)
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
International Society of Veterinary Dermatopathology (ISVD)
International Society of Companion Animal Infectious Diseases (ISCAID)
Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA)

Presentation Synopsis

1. Diagnostic Approach to the Pruritic Dog (75 min)
2. Dealing with Skin Infections: Nailing the Diagnosis
3. Dealing with Skin Infections: Making an Appropriate Treatment Plan
4. It’s Not Always Allergies! Great Pretenders in Dogs
5. It’s Not Always Allergies! Great Pretenders in Cats
6. Update on Feline Atopic Syndrome: The Diagnostic Approach to the Itchy Cat
7. Update on Feline Atopic Syndrome: Treatment of the Itchy Cat
8. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approach to Autoimmune Skin Disease
9. Oh Dear! Complicated Ears!