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VetTechLife CE on the Sea 2016
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3/17/2016 to 3/21/2016
When: 3/17/2016
Presenter: Vet Tech Life

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Learn and Relax as you cruise to Cozumel!


Thursday, March 17 to Monday, March 21, 2016

CE Program: $250
Hurry! Early registration ends midnight PST March 31, 2015
($300 after March 31st)

Staterooms: $523 - $773 (per person, based on double occupancy)
Our Cruise Agent is offering a no-interest monthly payment plan!


Please accept our invitation to sail with us and experience top-notch continuing education while cruising on Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas from March 17 - 21, 2016, a 4 night round-trip from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Cozumel, Mexico.

Refer your friends and co-workers to earn a rebate of up to $100 - this can reduce your CE program fee to only $150!

To sign up for CE on the Sea 2016, complete these two steps:

  1. Register for the CE sessions at the CE on the Sea event page.
  2. Email our Cruise Agent, Gisele Morris, at to reserve your stateroom.

The CE Program:

A very important note! Space in the CE Program is limited to 300 attendees, so register early!

CE sessions will be during the day on Friday, March 18 and Sunday, March 20 when we are cruising between Florida and Cozumel. This will leave your evenings free for fun with your family and friends. You will also have the entire day free on Saturday while we are in port at Cozumel.

There are 2 tracks of presentations on each CE day, with 6 presentations per track for a total of 24 presentations. Because the 2 tracks are running simultaneously, each attendee can only attend 12 presentations for a total of 12 CE units.

Technicians & Veterinarians who are experts in Emergency Medicine, Dentistry, Surgery, Nursing, Pharmacology, Pain Management, Anesthesia, Exotic Animal Medicine & Husbandry and Behavior will be giving presentations.


Our wonderful speakers are:

Jeff Backus, RVT, VTS (ECC), a technician supervisor at Animal Urgent Care Clinic of South Orange County and adjunct professor at Heritage Institute of Technology.

Kris Bannon, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, a board-certified Veterinary Dentist and the president of the American Veterinary Dental Society.

Vickie Byard, CVT, VTS (Dentistry), CVJ, president of PetED™ Veterinary Education and Training Resources.

Kristen Cooley, BA, CVT, VTS (Anesthesia), an Instructional Specialist at University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine.

Andrew Linklater, DVM, DACVECC, a board-certified Emergency & Critical Care veterinary specialist.

Louise O’Dwyer, MBA, BSc(Hons), RVN, VTS (Anaesthesia & ECC), DipAVN (Medical & Surgical), Clinical Director at Petmedics Veterinary Hospital in Manchester.

Kristina Palmer, RVT, VTS (CP - Exotics), the supervising veterinary technician for the Companion Avian/Exotic Pet Medicine Service at University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

Meredith Stepita, DVM, DACVB, a board-certified Veterinary Behaviorist.

For more information visit our CE on the Sea 2016 Speakers page.

The Cruise

Stateroom prices include 4 nights accommodations aboard Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas, most meals, entertainment, room gratuities, travel insurance and processing fees. (Stateroom prices listed are guaranteed until June 15, 2015.)

The Main Dining Room offers complimentary, multi-course dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. More complimentary options include the Windjammer Café, Jade Sushi and Asian-fusion cuisine, Sorrento’s Pizza, Café Promenade for coffee, pastries & snacks, and room service.

Entertainment includes a Fitness Center, 10 pools & whirlpools, basketball, surf simulator, rock-climbing wall, ice-skating, mini-golf, Broadway-style shows, ice-skating shows, Casino Royale®, and 22 bars, clubs & lounges that never have a cover charge.

Non-veterinary spouses, partners, children, and friends are welcome to join us and will have full access to all cruise amenities other than the CE Program. Reservations will be granted on first-come, first-served basis.

No roommate? No problem - we can help select another attendee to be your roommate or you can contact other attendees through our CE on the Sea 2016 Roommate Finder discussion board and select your own roommate.

For more information about the CE Program and the Cruise, please check out our FAQs page.

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