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St. Lucia, West Indies 2021

January 25 - 27, 2021

$925.00 $795.00

Internal Medicine – Dr. Pedro Armstrong
Soft Tissue Surgery - Dr. Bronwyn Fullagher

Earn 15 hours of CE in beautiful St. Lucia. Our conference hotel is the Bay Gardens Beach Resort. Learn about veterinary internal medicine and surgery while enjoying St. Lucia’s beaches and other attractions.

January 25, 2021
Registration 12:30pm-1pm
Conference 1pm-6pm
Cocktail Reception 6:15pm-7:15pm

January 26, 2021
Breakfast 7am-8 am
Conference 8am-1pm

January 27, 2021
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

Bay Garden Beach Resort

Bay Gardens Beach Resort
Call in: 758-457-8007
Referring Code/Group Name: Vet Vacation CE
Room Rate: Special Group Room Rate: $280 plus $6 per person per night. Rate includes Breakfast Buffet, VAT and service charges.

• Welcome beverage on arrival
• Free Wi-Fi
• Bottled water in room on arrival
• Complimentary Shuttle between the Bay Gardens Properties ONLY
• Complimentary Non-Motorized Water Sports
• Unlimited passes to Splash Island Water Park

Getting There

Bay Gardens is a staple of St. Lucia travel, with four resort hotels that have delighted guests for years.
Bay Gardens is comprised of a Resort and Spa, an Inn, a Hotel and Marina Haven.
Bay Gardens properties are located in Rodney Bay.

Bay Gardens is 90 minutes from Hewanorra International Airport (UVF). Shuttle service costs US$70. Many American and British air lines serve the island.

Internal Medicine

Pedro Armstrong DVM, ACVIM

Dr. Pedro F. Armstrong was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He attended Iowa State University for pre-veterinary studies. He graduated from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine. Following veterinary school, Dr. Armstrong did a one year rotating veterinary internship in VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital. In 2001, under his mentor, Mark E. Hitt, DACVIM, he completed a three-year internal medicine residency at the AVIM in Annapolis, Maryland. In 2008, he co-founded The Southeast Veterinary Referral Center and The Pet Emergency Room in Miami, which he sold in 2016. In June of 2014, Dr. Armstrong founded Mobile Pet Imaging, a revolutionary mobile high-definition CT scan and fluoroscopy service in a mobile unit. In 2016, Dr. Armstrong created The Veterinary Internal Medicine Group, providing Internal Medicine Mobile Services throughout Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties.
Dr. Armstrong is interested in imaging techniques (abdominal ultrasound, CT scanning) and non-invasive procedures such as ultrasound guided biopsies. He has a special interest in conditions affecting the gastrointestinal tract (stomach, intestines, liver, pancreas), urinary system and endocrine system (diabetes, Addison’s disease, Cushing’s disease, etc).

Dr. Armstrong has lectured on topics of veterinary internal medicine locally, nationally, and internationally. In 2019, he became an Idexx Key opinion leader to help expand his influence on the future of veterinary medicine.

In addition to attending yearly meetings for specialists, Dr. Armstrong has attended advanced courses designed for internal medicine specialists to learn about new procedures, advanced techniques and new therapies. He is also a member of The Comparative Gastrointestinal Society and the Society of Veterinary Urology.

Dr. Armstrong is fluent in English and Spanish. He is also the proud father of three and enjoys boating, fishing, biking, and swimming.

Presentation Synopsis

Diagnosis of Cushing's disease
Therapy of Cushing's disease
Diagnosis and Therapy of Addison's disease
Approach to Chronic Diarrhea
Internal Medicine Potpourri
How Computed Tomography Can Improve Case Management in Your Practice Approach and Management to Chronic Vomiting or RegurgitationSystemic Hypertension - When and How to Treat This "Occult" Enemy

Soft Tissue Surgery

Dr. Bronwyn Fullagher BVSc, MS, DACVS-SA

Dr. Bronwyn Fullagar is a board certified small animal surgeon based in Canmore, Alberta. She grew up in Brisbane, Australia and earned her Bachelor of Veterinary Science degree from the University of Queensland in 2007. After three years working in general practice in Australia and the United Kingdom, she undertook a rotating internship at the Calgary Animal Referral and Emergency Centre. Dr. Fullagar went on to complete a residency in small animal surgery and a Master of Science degree at the Ohio State University. She was awarded Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2016.
Since then, she has worked as a specialist small animal surgeon in Canada, Australia and the United States. Dr. Fullagar performs a wide variety of soft tissue surgery, orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery procedures, and particularly enjoys complex soft tissue surgery, minimally invasive surgery and surgical oncology. Passionate about making veterinary surgery accessible to all, she has worked as a clinical instructor at the University of Calgary, has lectured at a number of national conferences and also volunteers for World Vets and the Worldwide Veterinary Service. In her spare time, she enjoys trail running, skiing, adventure travel and surfing.

Presentation Synopsis

1. Gastric dilatation-volvulus: It doesn’t have to make your stomach turn!
2. Gastrointestinal foreign bodies: Minimizing the risk of post-operative dehiscence
3. Gastrointestinal surgery pearls: Tips and tricks you won’t find in the textbook.
4. Open wounds: We’ve got you covered! Demystifying the world of wound management
5. Reconstructing large skin defects: Five easy tension relieving techniques you should have in your toolbox
6. What lies beneath: Managing thoracic trauma from the ER to the OR
7. Going with the flow: A practical guide to lower urinary tract obstruction
8. Biopsy buffet: Define your diagnosis, target your treatment