• Past Venues and Speakers

  • Venues and Resorts

    St. James' Club Morgan Bay, St Lucia

    Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Sint Maarten

    Sonesta Ocean Point Resort. Sint Maarten

    Seminar Speakers and Notes

    Gary P. Oswald, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Internal Medicine)

    Dr. Gary P. Oswald, a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, is a board-certified specialist in the field of veterinary internal medicine. Dr. Oswald is a Cleveland Ohio native and received his BS and DVM degrees from the Ohio State University. He interned at Oradell Animal Hospital in New Jersey and then completed a medical residency/masters degree in Internal Medicine at Colorado State University. He is the author of multiple veterinary articles and presents continuing education series lectures throughout the United States, Caribbean, and Central America. He has been in private specialty practice since 1991 and is currently the department head of Internal Medicine and department co-head of Emergency services at Tampa Bay Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Care Center. He evaluates patients with internal medicine, cardiopulmonary, oncology and emergency problems.


    Please see Internal Medicine Lecture notes by clicking HERE.


    Dr. Anderson is an associate cardiologist at Pittsburgh Veterinary Cardiology. She attended Duquesne University on a volleyball scholarship and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelors degree in Health Management Systems. Thereafter, she earned her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania and, in the year that followed, completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center. Dr. Anderson subsequently moved to Prince Edward Island in Canada where she completed both a residency in veterinary cardiology and a Masters of Science degree at Atlantic Veterinary College. She achieved board certification with the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (cardiology) in 2013.


    Among Dr. Anderson’s professional interests are the diagnosis and management of congestive heart failure, anti-arrhythmic interventions including pacemakers, and interventional procedures for congenital heart disease. She’s participated in clinical research in biomarkers for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in cats and authored chapters about pericardial effusion and feline arrhythmias in several textbooks. She’s also an active mentor on her hospital’s Internship Committee and enjoys lecturing and continuing education opportunities for colleagues.


    Dr. Anderson’s personal interests include fitness and sports, live music, reading non-fiction, and spending time with her friends and family. She shares her home with her husband and five rescue pets: two cats, a beloved Newfoundland named Rookie, a handsome yellow Lab named Bosun, and a retriever mix.


    Please see Cardiology Lecture notes by clicking here: part 1 & part 2

    Heidi Lobprise


    Dr. Heidi Lobprise graduated from Texas A & M University in 1983 and became a board certified veterinary dentist in 1993. In 2003, she joined the Veterinary Specialty Team of Pfizer Animal Health, and in 2010, she became the Senior Technical Manager for Virbac Corporation. In 2014, Dr. Lobprise returned to dental specialty practice in 2014 in Flower Mound, Texas. She is the author/co-author of three dental texts, including the second edition of Five-Minute Veterinary Consult – Clinical Companion Small Animal Dentistry, has written many chapters and articles and has lectured internationally.


    She helped organize, and was the first president of, the International Veterinary Senior Care Society, whose mission is to provide resources targeting the complete health care needs of senior pets to the veterinarian, their team, and clients. She has supported her interest in senior pet care through organizing and giving lectures, providing articles for publication and contributing a chapter to the upcoming “Treatment and Care of the Veterinary Geriatric Patient”.