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Bonaire

  |   June 2nd - 9th, 2018

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Michael Lappin D.V.M., Ph.D.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Colorado State University

Catriona MacPhail D.V.M., Ph.D.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Associate Professor of Surgery
Colorado State University

Seminars will be presented at the Caribbean Club Resort which is a short drive away from Buddy Dive Resort.

A series of cases featuring specific clinical problems will be presented by Dr’s Lappin & MacPhail. They will each offer their thoughts on the management of these patients along with a discussion of topics associated with the clinical problem.

Seminar Schedule:

Travel Day: Saturday, June 2, 2018  
Relax and get adjusted: Sunday, June 3, 2018  

Registration:

Welcome reception:

Monday, June 4, 2018

Monday June 4

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

7.00pm – 8.00pm

Lectures:

Monday, June 4

Tuesday, June 5

Thursday, June 7

Friday, June 8

2:30pm – 7:00pm

2:30pm – 7:00pm

2:30pm – 7:00pm

2:30pm – 7:00pm

Free Day: Wednesday, June 6, 2018  

Seminar Topics:

A series of cases featuring specific clinical problems will be presented by Dr’s Lappin & MacPhail. They will each offer their thoughts on the management of these patients along with a discussion of topics associated with the clinical problem.

  • Management of infectious diarrhea
  • Feline inflammatory bowel disease
  • Rhinitis in dogs and cats 
  • Pneumonia in dogs and cats 
  • Management of common pleural effusions 
  • Feline lower urinary tract disease syndrome 
  • Management of common flea & tick borne agents
  • Feeding tubes 
  • Abdominal organ biopsy 
  • Upper airway evaluation
  • The Brachycephalic dog – airway and more…
  • Diaphragmatic hernias 
  • Thoracostomy tubes and alternatives
  • New devices in Veterinary Medicine
  • Urethral obstruction – dogs vs. cats
  • Splenectomy…and what if it’s not the spleen that’s bleeding 
  • Cesarean section 
  • Controversies with GDV
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Seminar Speakers

CE Hours

This program has been submitted for 18 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 is also approved in NY and NC.

IVS complies with the following guidelines:

  • Speakers are recognized specialists
  • Mandatory recorded attendance
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Complete seminar notes
  • Approved for 18 CE hrs by the AAVSB Race program

Accommodations

Buddy Dive Resort & The Caribbean Club Resort

Buddy Dive Resort & The Caribbean Club Resort

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Buddy dive resort Bonaire

For this seminar we have selected two locations- Buddy Dive Resort and The Caribbean Club (owned by Buddy Dive).  We have selected both resorts to provide you with a variety of accomodations and resources.

Dr. Lappin has visited these resorts several times and is recommending that confident certified divers should consider staying at the Caribbean Club. If you are just starting your diving or want more access to boat dives, he suggests that you stay at Buddy Dive Resort. You will be equiped with a truck at either resort and can easily find your way to the Caribbean Club (about a ten minute drive) where the seminars will be presented. 

 Buddy Dive resort is on the ocean

Buddy Dive is located on the waterfront north of town, just a couple of steps from the crystal clear ocean and its many dive sites. The resort has eleven buildings with spacious studios, one, two and three bedroom apartments, a complete dive center, two swimming pools, two restaurants, vehicle rental and the famous drive-thru fill station.

 

Caribbean Club is on the cliff above the ocean 

Caribbean Club Bonaire

Located in the middle of nature you will find Caribbean Club Bonaire. This small scale and quiet resort is the closest resort to the magnificent highlights in the Northern of Bonaire.

Caribbean Club

Room Description

There are a variety of rooms available at both resorts.  We have selected two that we believe will appeal to everyone.

At Buddy Dive Resort:

Studio apartments and one bedroom apartments

At the Caribbean Club:

Studio deluxe apartment

Cottage deluxe One bedroom apartment

Configurations

Buddy dive resort:

Each apartment has a fully equipment kitchen, spacious living area with cable TV, telephone, patio or balcony, air-conditioned bedrooms with each its own bathroom with shower.

The studio has a small kitchen, separate bedroom with air-conditioning and a bathroom/shower. They also have cable TV, telephone and a small patio.

All apartments and studios have a room safe, with no extra charge, to store valuables.

 

Caribbean Club: 

Our studio Deluxe is perfect for a short and budget friendly stay. All studios have a fully equipped kitchen to enjoy a home cooked breakfast, lunch and light meals in your room. Sit back and relax on the spacious patio with a lovely garden view.

Suitable for 2 people, the cottage 1-bedroom deluxe is a larger and more comfortable option than the standard cottage. It has a large living room/kitchen and separate bedroom and bathroom. Enjoy the outside breeze on the large patio or balcony

 

Price

For this seminar: please call our office at 800-487-5650 to reserve your selected package.

 

Buddy Dive Resort:

Based on 2 people in a studio the costs are US$1034.25 per person per week.
Based on 2 people in a 1-bedroom apartment the costs are US$1115.10 per person per week.

 

Caribbean Club:

Based on 2 people in a studio deluxe the costs are US$790.37 per person per week.
Based on 2 people in a cottage deluxe 1-bedroom apartment the costs are US$900.62 per person per week.

 

The package inclusions are as follows:

  • 8 days – 7 nights in selected accommodations
  • 7 days rental vehicle (manual transmission, excl. insurance)
  • American style breakfast buffet daily
  • Welcome drink
  • “Manager’s Rum Punch Party”
  • Airport transfers
  • All government taxes

The divers will get 6 days of unlimited air fills incl. free nitrox upgrade (as long as they are nitrox certified).
Those on the activity package will get the following: snorkel equipment rental for 7 days, mountain bike rental for 1 day, 1 guided boat snorkel, 1 guided cave exploration, 1 guided mangrove kayak.

 

Terms

All reservations must be for a minimum of 7 nights.

A non-refundable deposit of US $100.00 is due at the time of booking.

Cancellation penalties: For cancellations more than (56) days prior to arrival, deposit is refunded.

56 – 29 days prior to arrival: 25% of the total reservation is non-refundable
28 – 15 days prior to arrival: 50% of the total reservation is non-refundable
14 – 1 days prior to arrival: 75% of the total reservation is non-refundable
Day of arrival 100% of the total reservation is non-refundable  

No refunds for no shows or early departures.  We highly suggest trip insurance and can give you a quote if you’d like, just let us know.

Also any unused portions of the accommodations are non-refundable.

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Area Attractions

 

Area Attractions

Bonaire activities

 

Buddy Dive Resort

Caribbean Club Resort

Getting There

Airport

Several major airlines fly direct to Bonaire on Saturdays.  You can also fly into Aruba or Curacao and connect onto one of the local airlines that fly to Bonaire.

Bonaire flight information

Location Transportation Information

You will need to provide our office with your flight schedule- this will allow Buddy Dive to pick you up upon arrival in Bonaire. Once at the resorts, you will be provided with a pickup truck for your complete stay. (This is included in the resort package)

Registration Fees:

Early Bird: $865.00

Register by:  March 26 2018

Advanced: $885.00

Register by:  May 08 2018

Regular: $905.00

Register after:  May 08 2018

Special Pricing:

Veterinary Technicians welcome- there is an $80 discount off the seminar registration fee.

Registration Includes:

  • 18 CE hours
  • Complete seminar notes
  • Afternoon breaks
  • Certificate of completion 
  • Welcome reception for all including family members

Seminar Registration:

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  • Bonaire
    June 2, 2018 - June 9, 2018
    2:00 am - 11:00 am

Register online

Online registrations is easy and fast.  After completing your registration, if you need to book a hotel room please complete the online hotel request form.  If you have any difficulties please call our office at  1 (800) 487-5650 .

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.