SeaVet 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.
This is a two-credit 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.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: This course is being offered exclusively for Veterinary Students and Licensed Veterinarians. Registrations will not be accepted otherwise. If you register online and it is later determined you do not fulfill this requirement, your money will be refunded minus the registration processing fee.
This course is being offered exclusively for Veterinary Students and Licensed Veterinarians. Registrations will not be accepted otherwise. If you register online and it is later determined you do not fulfill this requirement, your money will be refunded minus the registration processing fee. The training is limited to 25 registrants.
What does the Registration Fee include?It provides each participant the educational program, dolphin interaction program, six lunches, daily refreshment breaks, transportation to/from field trip sites and the recommended hotel, course notes, a mug and a certificate of completion.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 May 1, 2010. A 50 percent processing fee will be deducted. No refunds will be honored for cancellations after May 1, 2010.
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 10 working days prior to the training. We can be reached by phone at 1-352-294-4198, or by email at email@example.com. 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.
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.
ST. AUGUSTINE, FL
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.
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 Felburn Wildlife Care Center is a state of the art facility where Wednesday's training session will be held.
Field tours that provide a working knowledge of husbandry are considered integral for any individual working in aquatic animal medicine. This course includes a swim with dolphins at Marineland for a close-up, interactive experience in assessing their health on Monday and hands-on training at a manatee facility in Homosassa Springs on Wednesday. Transportation will be provided to all field tour sites.
Arrive: Friday, June 25, 2010
Depart: Sunday, July 3, 2010
Inn Gainesville I-75
The Residence Inn Gainesville is located off I-75 and just 4 miles from the UF College of Veterinary Medicine. This brand new property offers many amenities: complimentary hot breakfast and Manager's Reception (Monday-Friday), daily housekeeping, on-site laundry, valet dry cleaning, and complimentary high-speed Internet access and free local calling in each guest room.
The Residence Inn is offering participants of SeaVet Clinical Training a special guest room rate of $99.00 per night plus tax (currently 9.75%) for a studio suite. Check-in is available at 4:00pm and checkout time is 12:00(Noon). Each studio suite has a king size bed, sofa bed and fully equipped kitchen with coffee maker, microwave and refrigerator. Please Note: As this is a discounted rate, it is not commissionable to travel agents.
To make reservations, contact the Residence Inn Gainesville at 352-264-0000 or 800-331-3131. Be sure to identify yourself as a SeaVet Clinical participant. All reservations 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.
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