Clinical Training is an intensive
one-week course designed to teach veterinary medical students and
veterinarians through didactic lecture, case-based problem-solving and
practical experience. The program also features an educational and
interactive swim session with dolphins to provide realistic exposure and
hands-on training. Student participation in this program will help in the
future design of a state-of-the-art SeaVet course. This is a two-credit
graduate and professional class through the University of Florida. Academic
credit may only be granted to UF veterinary students. Continuing education
credit may be earned by veterinarians.
What does the Registration Fee
include? The SeaVet Clinical Training registration fee provides each
participant the educational program, admittance to all field trips and
transportation to lectures, field trips and changes of venue, lab supplies
and a ring binder containing course handouts.
This is a two-credit graduate and professional class through the University of Florida. Academic credit may only be granted to UF veterinary students*. Continuing education credit will be offered to veterinarians.
*UF Veterinary Students need to also register with Ms. Dot McCloskey at: email@example.com
Refund Policy: Requests for registration refunds will be honored if written notice of cancellation is received by the Office of Conferences and Institutes on or before June 12, 2009. A 50 percent processing fee will be deducted. No refunds will be honored for cancellations after June 12, 2009.
Special Needs: Special needs (such as visual, hearing or walking impairments) of registered attendees can be reasonably accommodated if they contact Heather Daniel at the UF College of Veterinary Medicine at least 110 working days prior to the training. We can be reached by phone at 1-352-392-2212, ext 5686, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If calling from within the State of Florida, the office can be reached through a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) at 1-800-955-8771.
Before clicking on the Register Online Now! link below, we recommend that you have payment information on-hand: credit card, check number or purchase order number, if your institution requires an invoice.
The College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida
The College of Veterinary Medicine at UF is part of both the Health Science Center, which encompasses six colleges, and the University’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS). It is Florida’s only veterinary college, offering comprehensive service to the public through a four-fold mission – teaching, research, extension and patient care. Areas of strength at the college include: comparative medicine, food animal medicine, laboratory animal medicine, aquatic medicine, environmental medicine, large animal medicine and surgery and small animal medicine and surgery.
Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park
The park's resident manatees make the first-magnitude spring their home, along with fresh and salt water fish that are free to come and go. The Fish Bowl, a floating underwater observatory, offers an unequalled, below-the-surface view of manatees and fish in the crystal clear spring environment.
Visitors can see West Indian manatees every day of the year from the park's underwater observatory in the main spring. The park showcases native Florida wildlife, including manatees, black bears, bobcats, white-tailed deer, American alligators, American crocodiles, and river otters. An elevated boardwalk system provides a great view of the wildlife including a cougar, bears, bobcats, otters, deer, alligators and a wide variety of wading birds, birds of prey and songbirds. Homosassa Springs is one of the a very few places where you can see endangered West Indian manatees, Whooping Cranes, Red wolves, Key Deer, and a Florida panther up close. The female river otter has a new pup and is happy to show it off to visitors.
The recently completed Felburn Wildlife Care Center is a state of the art facility where our training sessions will be held.
ST. AUGUSTINE, FL
The Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience
The Laboratory opened its doors on January 30, 1974. The main laboratory building includes about 20,500 square feet of space and houses the research units of the individual faculty members. The Center for Marine Studies (CMS), which opened in March, 2007, is situated on eastern shore of the Intracoastal Waterway, south of St. Augustine.
Marineland of Florida
Marineland was the world’s first oceanarium; conceived as a project to provide a window to the ocean. Today it continues to serve as a link between the public and the marine world, promoting awareness of our fragile marine and coastal environments and inspiring a commitment to protection of these precious resources. Marineland's Dolphin Conservation Center opened in 2006 to educate and entertain guests through interactive dolphin encounters. The dolphins reside in a 1.3 million gallon habitat. It is located across the road from The Whitney Lab.
Field tours that provide a working knowledge of husbandry are considered integral for any individual working in aquatic animal medicine. This course includes hands-on training at a manatee facility in Homosassa Springs on Monday, and a swim with dolphins at Marineland for a close-up, interactive experience in assessing their health on Friday. Transportation will be provided to all field tour sites.
Arrive: Friday, June 19
Depart: Sunday, June 28
Cabot Lodge Hotel Gainesville
Cabot Lodge Hotel Gainesville is located
just 4.3 miles from the
The Cabot Lodge is offering participants of SeaVet Clinical Training a special guest room rate of $70.00 per night for a standard resort room night plus tax (currently 9.25%) with one to four people in a room. Check-in is available at 3:00pm and checkout time is 11:00am.
To make reservations, contact the Cabot Lodge Hotel Gainesville at 352-375-2400 or 800-843-8735. Be sure to identify yourself as a University of Florida visitor. All reservation requests require a guarantee of first night’s deposit by credit card. If you change or cancel a reservation, you must do so before 6:00pm on your scheduled check-in date. For those eligible for the state tax exemption, you must present a copy of your Florida state tax exemption certificate when you check-in.
Please Note: As this is a discounted rate, it is not commissionable to travel agents.
Map & Directions: www.cabotlodgegainesville.com/locations.php
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