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St. Lucia, West Indies 2022

January 24 - 26, 2022

$925.00 $795.00

Internal Medicine – Dr. Pedro Armstrong
Soft Tissue Surgery - Dr. Steve Mehler

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 24, 2022
Registration 12:30pm-1pm
Conference 1pm-6pm
Cocktail Reception 6:15pm-7:15pm

January 25, 2022
Breakfast Included at the restaurant on your own
Conference 9am-2pm

January 26, 2022
Breakfast Included at the restaurant on your own
Conference 9am-2pm

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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

1. Diagnosis of Cushing's disease
2. Therapy of Cushing's disease
3. Diagnosis and Therapy of Addison's disease
4. Approach to Chronic Diarrhea
5. Internal Medicine Potpourri
6. How Computed Tomography Can Improve Case Management in Your Practice Approach and Management
7. Chronic Vomiting or Regurgitation
8. Systemic Hypertension - When and How to Treat This "Occult" Enemy

Soft Tissue Surgery

Steve Mehler, DVM, DACVS

Dr. Steve Mehler has been certified in surgery by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons since 2007. His special interests include minimally invasive surgery, interventional radiology, and surgical diseases of the extrahepatic biliary tract in dogs and cats.
Dr. Mehler graduated with honors from the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. He completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery, as well as a residency in small animal surgery, at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. He was member of the faculty of Michigan State University from 2006 to 2009, dividing his time between soft tissue surgery and interventional radiology. Dr. Mehler received a BS from Michigan State University in 1998.
His work has been published in many textbooks on surgical diseases of cats and dogs as well as of exotic species. He lives in Chester County and enjoys spending time with his children, ice hockey, motorcycles, and running.

Presentation Synopsis

1. The abdominal exploratory
2. Advances in open wound management
3. Penetrating wounds: what lies beneath
4. Wound closure techniques
5. The use and abuse of wound drains
6. Thoracic trauma: Etiology of thoracic trauma, including the Mehler algorithm
7. Extrahepatic biliary tract surgery
8. The twisted truth about Gastric Dilation and Volvulus