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St. Kitts – West Indies 2024

January 25 - 27, 2024


Neurology - Dr. Simon Platt
Infectious Disease/Preventive Medicine - Dr. Jenifer Chatfield

Learn from two experts in Veterinary Medicine and expand your knowledge on Neurology and Infectious Disease/Preventive Medicine in St. Kitts West Indies.

St. Kitts Marriott Resort & Royal Beach Casino captures the many moods  of one of the most relaxing and romantic Caribbean Islands. This incredible resort offers an unparalleled island vacation experience. Its luxury guest rooms, trimmed with West Indian accents and cutting-edge  comforts, are spacious and welcoming. That same Caribbean flavor sets  the tone in the resort’s restaurants and lounges.


♦ 26-acre paradise of sun-drenched landscaping, coupled with championship golf plus a pristine beach

♦ 15,000-sq-ft Emerald Mist Spa & Fitness Center offering health, beauty and therapeutic programs

♦ 38,000 sq ft of indoor/outdoor meeting and event space in a magnificent tropical setting

♦ Casino on-site

January 25, 2024
12-12:30pm REGISTRATION: Sign in and Pick a seat! St Kitts Ballroom
12:30-1:45pm Neurological Exam and Lesion Localization in the Cat
1:55-2:45pm Head Tilts in Dogs and Cats
2:45-3:15pm BREAK AND SNACK
3:15-4:05pm Three Truths and a Lie About Leptospirosis
4:15-5:30pm Influenza - is the Sky Really Falling?!
5:45-6:45pm WELCOME RECEPTION North Gazebo

January 26, 2024
7-8am BREAKFAST BUFFET (Attendees only) Ballroom Terrace
8-8:50am Circling and Confusion Case Challenges in Dogs
9-9:50am Circling and Confusion Case Challenges in Cats
10-10:50am Disc Disease - Diagnosis and Management
10:50-11:10am BREAK AND SNACK
11:10–12pm Toxoplasmosis
12:10-1pm Feline Fleas are no Fun!

January 27, 2024
7-8am BREAKFAST BUFFET (Attendees Only) Ballroom Terrace
8-8:50am Is Rabies Still a Thing?
9-9:50am CIRDC: Why so Complicated?
10 –10:50pm Animal Welfare and Feral Cats
10:50 -11:10am BREAK AND SNACK
11:10-12pm Seizures in Cats
12:10-1pm Seizures in Dogs
1pm VetVacationCE Concludes: BOOK YOUR NEXT VET VACATION!

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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

Marriott Resort St. Kitts The Royal Beach Casino

Marriott St. kitts
Call in: 1-800-845-5279
Referring Code/Group Name: Vet Vacation CE
Room Rate: Run of House hotel room $285+ 24.5% (12% Government and 12.5% Service charge) + $1 Housekeeping per room per night and $4 per person porterage round trip

Accommodations are limited at this special rate. Please book and register early!
Arrangements have been made so you can extend your vacation up to 3 nights before and/or after your destination seminar at the same rate if rooms are available at the property based on availability. You will need to call in to book room if you are extending beyond the conference nights. I would suggest booking the nights available using the link and then call in to extend. Book or Call early to secure your choice of rooms.
• The check-in time is 4:00 PM and the check-out time is 12:00 PM. Early Check-in and Late Check-out requests cannot be guaranteed and must be made prior to arrival.
Parking fees apply

Getting There

Fly into Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw International Airport (SKB)
It is a 9 minute drive to the Marriott
You will need a passport or AIR Nexus Card to enter St. Kitts!

Marriott St. Kitts You Tube Video


Dr. Simon Platt DVM, ACVIM Neurology

Dr. Simon Platt received his veterinary degree from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1992, following which he undertook an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph and a 2 year period in private practice in the England. Dr. Platt completed a residency in neurology and neurosurgery in 1998 at the University of Florida and afterward 2 years as an assistant professor of Neurology at the University of Georgia. In 2000, Dr. Platt returned to the UK where he was Head of the Neurology/Neurosurgery service at the Animal Health Trust until 2006, from which time he has been at the Dept. of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Georgia where is currently a Professor. Dr. Platt received the AAVC National resident of the year award in 1998, the BSAVA Blaine award for outstanding contributions to small animal medicine and surgery in 2005, the UGA Clinical Research Award in 2010 and the David Tyler Award for Innovative Teaching in 2012. Dr. Platt has authored or co-authored over 180 journal articles and 50 book chapters and is the co-editor of the BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Neurology and the Manual of Small Animal Neurological Emergencies. Dr. Platt is Past-President of the ACVIM Neurology Specialty and Founder member of the South Eastern Veterinary Neurology (SEVEN) group in the USA. Currently, Simon serves as Editor in Chief of the NAVC journal Today’s Veterinary Practice.

Presentation Synopsis

1. Neurological Exam and Lesion Localization in the Cat
2. Head Tilts in Dogs and Cats
3. Circling and Confusion Case Challenges in Dogs
4. Circling and Confusion Case Challenges in Cats
5. Seizures in Cats
6. Seizure Case Challenges in Dogs
7. Disc Disease - Diagnosis and Management

Infectious Disease - Preventative Medicine

Jenifer Chatfield, DVM, DACZM, DACVPM

Dr. Jenifer Chatfield is the board-certified Staff Veterinarian at 4J Conservation Center. She is a diplomate of both the American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM) and the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine (ACVPM). Dr. Chatfield is a national thought-leader in infectious disease and conservation medicine. She’s been a practice owner, a relief vet, worked in public health, serves as a member of the National Veterinary Response Team, and is a Medical Reserve Corps member. She serves on the advisory boards for DVM360, PetVet Magazine, and VPNextGen and as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. Along with her twin brother, Dr. Jason Chatfield, she co-hosts the incredibly popular podcast, “Chats with the Chatfields.” The dynamic co-hosts were recognized for their show on PetLife Radio, “In other news…” when it became the #1 veterinary podcast and was the first veterinary show ever recognized by the People’s Choice Podcast Awards as a finalist in the Science and Medicine category. In 2022, their current show was also similarly recognized as a finalist by the People’s Choice Podcast awards, making them the only veterinarians twice nominated! Dr. Jen and the entire Chatfield family were recently profiled by Pet Vet magazine.
Lifelong learning is a passion of hers and led Dr. Chatfield to create a YouTube channel dedicated to helping animal lovers provide better care through improved communication with veterinary professionals. Through her popular show, “Is this a thing? Veterinary translations for pet owners,” she teaches animal lovers all about preventive medicine, behavior challenges, infectious diseases, and more! Dr. Chatfield’s peer-reviewed publications range from pharmacokinetics to wild animal behavior to infectious disease and assisted reproduction in endangered species. She is an instructor for FEMA/DHS courses and was a Regional Leader for the National Disaster Medicine System Team for several years.
Dr. Chatfield developed the "Veterinary Support to Zoological Animals in a Disaster" for the National Veterinary Response Team’s (NVRT) training curriculum. She has chaired the Florida Veterinary Medical Association's (FVMA) One Health Committee and co-chaired FVMA's Disaster Response Committee. Dr. Chatfield has a particular interest in infectious diseases and biosecurity and her work for the Dept. of Homeland Security’s (DHS) courses has been focused on topics such as foreign animal diseases, quarantine and isolation, and malicious introduction of pathogens. Dr. Chatfield served on the curriculum redevelopment team for the nationally renowned DHS course, “Emergency Response to a Domestic Biological Incident.” Her extensive experience in public health includes developing a jurisdiction’s plan for response to bioterrorism in a large metropolitan area. She was an original founder of the Pasco Hernando Veterinary Medical Association (PHVMA) and served as its President since 2008. Dr. Chatfield completed a Congressional Fellowship working in the US House of Representatives from 2016-2018. Dr. Chatfield is one of the most popular speakers at the largest veterinary conferences and has been quoted in national magazines including Better Homes & Gardens. She was selected as a Future Leader by the AVMA and has been awarded 2 Gold Stars for contributions to veterinary medicine by the FVMA.
Dr. Chatfield loves French bulldogs, Himalayan cats, the dirtiest of vodka martinis and basking on Caribbean beaches.

Presentation Synopsis

1. Three Truths and a Lie About Leptospirosis
2. Influenza - is the Sky Really Falling?!
3. Toxoplasmosis
4. Feline Fleas are no Fun!
5. Is Rabies Still a Thing?
6. CIRDC: Why so Complicated?
7. Animal Welfare and Feral Cats
8. Risky Business - This Job Could Really Kill You!