ExpiredDermatology in practice today

Caribbean Cruise

  |   February 2nd - 9th, 2020

Overview  |  Accommodations  |  Register
Register Now

Reserve your cabin now— rates go up on October 5, 2019. 

Catherine Outerbridge D.V.M.

Diplomate American College of Veterinary Dermatology
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
U.C. Davis

Terri Bonenberger D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology
Southeast Veterinary Dermatology & Ear Clinic
Charleston, SC

There are constant advancements in veterinary dermatology, resulting in the need for the speakers to present clinical updates. For this new seminar, I have asked the dermatologists to discuss the topics that are of clinical importance to the general practitioner today. This combination of practicing dermatologists is sure to present you with valuable information that you can utilize on a daily basis.

Seminar Schedule:

Please note that this schedule is subject to change: pending any change in the cruise schedule.

Day Port Arrive Depart
Sunday Feb. 2 Ft. Lauderdale    3:30pm
Monday Feb. 3

Key West





Tuesday Feb. 4







Wednesday Feb. 5

Costa Maya








Thursday Feb. 6




Friday Feb. 7

Grand Cayman






Saturday Feb. 8







Sunday Feb. 9 Ft. Lauderdale 7:00am  

Seminar Topics:

Introductory Dermatology and Canine Allergy

  • Don’t just scrape by: Diagnostic Techniques 
  • Navigating the Sea of Clinical Presentations of Canine Allergic Skin Disease: How to Use Clinical Cues to Prioritize Diagnosis of Allergic Dermatitis 
  • Pharmacotherapy for Managing Allergies 
  •  Topical Therapy for Allergy: What’s the Evidence that it Really Does Work and Why it May Be Failing You 
  • When Apoquel doesn’t work case examples 

Feline Dermatology

  • Feline Allergy 
  • Cat noses
  • Dermatophyte update 
  • The Cat can’t talk but the skin can: Cutaneous Manifestations of Feline Systemic Disease 


Pyoderma and Antimicrobial stewardship

Treating Allergic Otitis Externa 

Pseudomonas Otitis Externa  

Cutaneous Draining Tracts: Confusing, Frustrating & Common

What’s new from the 2019 North American Veterinary Dermatology Forum 

How I treat Papillomas 

Client Communications in Dermatology


View Accommodation Details Register Now

Seminar Speakers

  • Catherine Outerbridge D.V.M. Diplomate American College of Veterinary Dermatology Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Professor of Clinical Dermatology U.C. Davis
  • Terri Bonenberger D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology Animal Dermatology Clinic Mt. Pleasant, SC

CE Hours

This seminar is approved for 14 CE hrs.  

This program has been submitted for 14 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions, which recognize AAVSB’s RACE approval; however, participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and /or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Call IVS at 800-487-5650 for further information.

IVS complies with the following guidelines:

  • Speakers are recognized specialists
  • Mandatory recorded attendance
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Complete seminar notes
  • Approved for 14 CE hrs by the AAVSB Race program


Caribbean Cruise aboard Celebrity Cruises

Caribbean Cruise aboard Celebrity Cruises "Edge"

Visit Website

August 1: New lower cabin prices just announced.

Celebrity Edge marks a turning point in our approach to ship design. From the very first sketches to experiencing those designs in a virtual reality setting, every step was done in 3-D. From the incredible new Magic Carpet to the private plunge pools in our new 2-story Edge Villas, we could design the most refined ship at sea. The unique outward facing design breaks from traditional ship design. Aboard, you’ll feel more connected with the sea and the places you’ll visit in a variety of spaces ranging from our Edge Staterooms with Infinite VerandasSM, to our reimagined, terraced pool deck that offers even greater views of the destinations and shimmer of ocean.

If only life on land was as good as life on Celebrity Edge.



Visit Celebrity Edge staterooms


Celebrity Cruises® suite accommodations set the standard for modern luxury. Unparalleled comfort and convenience come standard, as well as exceptional amenities and exclusive onboard experiences. From personal butler service to private restaurants and lounges, this is what it means to live The Suite Life.


The ultimate in spa-inspired experiences, these staterooms are designed to indulge at every turn. From the Infinite VerandaSM that takes the whole room right to the water’s edge to Blu, the exclusive restaurant featuring favorite dishes reimagined with a healthier twist.

Nestled close to the spa, you have unlimited, complimentary access to The Sea Thermal Suite, along with a dedicated Spa Concierge who’ll be happy to make reservations for you—or create a whole spa regimen for you to follow during your cruise. During your cruise, delight in a variety of spa-inspired stateroom touches, including: the Bossini shower panel, aromatherapy diffusers, pillow menus, daily deliveries of flavored tea and fresh fruit upon request

Concierge Class:

A dedicated concierge is always just steps away from your room to assist with your vacation needs. Attend exclusive events, including a Welcome Aboard Luncheon and Destination Seminar. Then there’s the room, the Infinite VerandaSM takes the whole room right to the water’s edge. Here, you’ll find it’s little details so meticulously thought out that they truly make a world of difference. It’s a room that’s so much more than a room—it’s an experience.


Infinite Verandas:

The most transformational aspect of our stateroom design is the introduction of the Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda, where with the touch of a button, your entire living space becomes the veranda, letting you walk right out to the water’s edge. These staterooms feature the latest in design and technology, and they’re 23% larger than our award-winning Solstice® Class veranda staterooms.

178 possible options of connecting staterooms make it easier than ever for families and friends to connect at sea. Combine two adjoining Edge Staterooms with Infinite VerandasSM to become one. Or connect the Edge Single Stateroom with Infinite VerandaSM, with a Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom, to create the perfect space for an accompanying grandparent, nanny, or in-law.

Another modern luxury first for us, 99% of the staterooms on Celebrity Edge have a king-sized bed, featuring the Celebrity eXhale™ bedding and the Cashmere Mattress.


Inside Staterooms:

Edge Class staterooms were designed with the modern traveler in mind. With amenities including Smart TV, 24 hour room service, and our Celebrity’s eXhale™ bedding featuring the Cashmere Mattress, rest assured you will wake up recharged and prepared for whatever adventures the next day may bring.





Please note that to register for this seminar you must reserve your cabin thru our travel company.  We request this as it allows us to provide you with quality, practical CE while you cruise to Alaska.

Please call IVS for pricing & booking.  (800) 487-5650


Here are examples of our group rates for different classes:

Here are examples of our group rates per person/double occupancy –for different classes (pricing includes all taxes & Govt. fees):

Aqua class A2-$2751.97

Concierge rates: C2 – $2931.97
                                  C3 – $2301.97

Infinity Veranda Rates: E1 – $2551.97
                                               E2 – $2221.97

Inside Room Rates: $1531.97 



  • What is not included:

Air transportation; transfers to and from the ship in Ft. Lauderdale; items of a personal nature, such as shore excursions, specialty restaurant fees, some beverages, photographs, alcohol, medical services, seminar registration.

Bus transfers to and from the ship (connecting to and from FLL International Airport) can also be purchased from Celebrity- just ask the IVS office.



74-57 days prior to sailing- you will lose your deposit of $250.00 per person
56-29 days prior to sailing – you will lose 50% of cruise fare
28-15 days prior to sailing – you will lose 75% of cruise fare
14- 0 days prior to sailing- there is no refund.

We recommend Travel insurance which can be purchase through our office.


Register Now

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $825.00

Register  by:  November 25, 2019

Advanced: $845.00

Register by:  December 22, 2019

Regular: $865.00

Register after:  December 22, 2019

We have closed the online method of seminar registration.

Please note that registration is open and there is room on the ship but to register you must reserve your cabin thru our travel company- please call 800-487-5650. We ask that you do this as it allows us to provide quality, practical CE on the cruise.

Veterinary technicians are welcome- there is an $80 seminar registration discount

Registration Includes:

We have closed the online method of seminar registration- please note that there is room on the ship but to register you must reserve your cabin thru our travel company- please call 800-487-5650. We ask that you do this as it allows us to provide quality, practical CE on the cruise.

  • 14 CE hours

  • Complete seminar notes

  • Certificate of completion

  • Welcome reception for all

Seminar Registration:

Add to Calendar

  • Caribbean Cruise
    February 2, 2020 - February 9, 2020
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Register online

Online registration is easy and fast.  

But please confirm your hotel reservations prior to completing your registration or booking flights. Many Hotels are selling out many months ahead of our seminars. If you need to book a hotel room, click the link to the online hotel registration page.  If none is available for your selected seminar, please fill out our hotel request form or contact our office at 800-487-5650.  Please note that hotel rooms are not confirmed until you receive confirmation from the hotel (if you booked online thru our group link) or from our office for hotels that do not offer the online link.

IVS is now required by AAVSB RACE to upload your completed attendance into their “RACEtrack” system. Your state of license and your license number are required for all seminars starting in January 2022. More information is available at https://www.aavsb.org/ce-services/racetrack


For regular seminars: ivseminars@yahoo.com

Passport Information

For International Travel

Passport requirements for international travel

Please note that all passengers traveling by air to or from the United States will be required to hold a valid passport. This requirement applies to all passengers, including U.S. citizens, traveling to and from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean.

When planning international travel, please be sure that you are in possession of all required documents for both outbound and return flights. Remember to allow ample time for acquiring official travel documents.

For complete information on the U.S. Department of State’s New Travel Initiative Requirements, please visit travel.state.gov.