Unique Seminar Destinations
Past Venues and Speakers
Venues and Resorts
2022: St. James Club, Antigua - link
2020: Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Sint Maarten - link
2020: Sonesta Ocean Point Resort. Sint Maarten - link
2019: St. James' Club Morgan Bay, St Lucia - link
Seminar Speakers and Notes
Gary P. Oswald, DVM, MS, DACVIM
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.
Erin Anderson, VMD, MSc DACVIM
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
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."
Shelby Reinstein, DACVO
Dr. Shelby Reinstein, DACVO is a board-certified ophthalmologist residing in the beautiful area of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Dr. Reinstein obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Master of Science degrees from Kansas State University and completed her fellowship and residency in Ophthalmology at PennVet. Dr. Reinstein spent 7 years in clinical practice at a large, multi-specialty hospital, during which time she provided care to thousands of pets and performed hundreds of vision-saving surgeries. Dr. Reinstein has a passion for continuing education and recently published the Guide to Clinical Ophthalmology, a handbook for general practitioners. She writes articles for Clinician’s Brief, Today’s Veterinary Practice, and is the ophthalmology consultant for the leading online CE company, VETgirl. Check out her website: http://shelbyreinstein.com/
Please see Opthomology lecture notes HERE
Dr. Robert Kennis, DVM
Bob Kennis received his DVM from Michigan State University in 1989 and completed his residency in 1993. In 1996 he was recruited by Texas A&M University as a clinical instructor and completed a Master’s degree in the field of veterinary immunology. In 2005 he moved to Auburn University and holds the rank of Professor. He is currently serving as Section Chief of Medicine and Acting Department Head of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Kennis is a diplomate of the ACVD and the past president of the AAVD. He has presented numerous continuing education seminars at the state, national and international levels. He has received several teaching awards including the Pfizer Distinguished Teacher award at both Auburn and at Texas A&M, and the Texas A&M Association of Former Students’ distinguished achievement award. His research interests include food allergy, endocrine alopecia, and feline bacterial infections.
Please see Dermatology lecture notes HERE
Dr. Fred Wininger, an ACVIM (Neuro) Diplomate, began his veterinary career researching neurology and developing treatments of neurodegenerative diseases that affect both young dogs and children. Upon completing his residency, Dr. Wininger joined the faculty at the University of Missouri as an assistant professor of neurology/neurosurgery and a member of the Comparative Neurology Program. While at the University of Missouri, he developed one of the first hybrid private practice/academic residency training programs.
Training future vets remains one of his top priorities. However, Dr. Wininger says, “After years devoted to research and training others in veterinary neurology and neurosurgery, I chose to transition my career to work more closely with pets and people. I’ve always been passionate about improving lives. Being a vet enables me to see a dog or cat all the way through a diagnosis to treatment to living as happy and healthy a life as possible.”
Please see Neurology notes HERE