• Veterinary Education on Vacation

    Curacao Feb. 10 - 17, 2024

    20 CE Hours (Radiology & Emergency Critical Care)

  • Seminar Venue 2024

    Marriott Beach Resort, Curacao - link


    The Curacao Marriott Beach Resort is a luxurious beachfront resort located on the southwestern coast of the stunning Caribbean island of Curacao. With over 300 guest rooms and suites, this resort offers a range of amenities including multiple outdoor swimming pools, a private beach, a fitness center, a full-service spa, and several on-site restaurants and bars. Guests can enjoy a variety of activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, and paddleboarding, as well as nearby attractions including historic Willemstad and the stunning Shete Boka National Park. The Curacao Marriott Beach Resort is the perfect destination for travelers seeking relaxation and adventure in a beautiful tropical setting.


    What's Included


    The seminar vacation package price includes 2O hr CE lectures (RACE approved for 2024 lectures), accommodations, airport transfers, all meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner), unlimited drinks. Airfare, some local government tax, fees, and tips are not included.



    Located in the southern Caribbean, Curacao is a beautiful and vibrant island paradise that offers something for everyone. With its stunning turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, and warm tropical climate, Curacao is the perfect destination for sun-seekers and water enthusiasts. Visitors can also explore the island's rich cultural heritage by wandering through the colorful streets of Willemstad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or by visiting historic landmarks such as Fort Amsterdam and the Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue. Additionally, Curacao is home to a diverse and delicious culinary scene, featuring a fusion of Dutch, Caribbean, and South American flavors. Whether you're looking to relax on the beach, explore local culture, or indulge in amazing food, Curacao has it all.




    What's included in this resort

    • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks)
    • All beverages including alcohol (name-brand liquors, house wine by the glass, Caribbean beers, tropical coolers, frozen drinks, soft drinks and water by the glass)






    • Daily activities program and entertainment, daily afternoon tea, swimming pools and loungers, non-motorized water sports, use of club’s fitness center and Kid’s & Teen’s Club.



    Traveling to Curacao

    On February 10, 2024 participants will fly from various cities in the United States to Curacao (CUR). A bus or van will transport participants from the airport to the hotel. Departure for home will be on February 17, 2024.


    Please fill out the form to arrange airport pick up and drop off service - LINK

    Curacao International Airport

    Marriott Beach Resort, Curacao


    Garret Pachtinger / ECC / 10 CE hrs

    Dr. Garret Pachtinger, DACVECC is a board-certified veterinary specialist in emergency critical care. Dr. Pachtinger graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School. He then pursued an internship at the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, he has also completed an emergency fellowship and residency at the Matthew J Ryan Veterinary Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania. For 15 years he was a clinician at a large, multispecialty hospital outside of Philadelphia, Pa as a leader in the ER and Critical Care Unit. During this time, he was also the hospital trauma center medical director, the ER specialty internship medical director and then the House Officer Program Director for BluePearl Veterinary Partners. Dr. Pachtinger has been published in numerous veterinary journals, textbooks, and peer reviewed learning tools and is on the editorial board of Today’s Veterinary Practice. Dr. Pachtinger lectures throughout the world on emergency and critical care and is the Co-Founder and Director of Operations for VETgirl, the number 1 online CE resource for busy veterinary professionals.

    Matt Winter, DVM, DACVR / Radiology / 10 CE hrs

    Dr. Winter is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology. He graduated from the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. After 3 years of dairy, equine and small animal practice, he completed a residency in Diagnostic Imaging at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. As faculty at the Iowa State University (2004-2007) and the University of Florida (2007-present), Dr. Winter has a demonstrated passion for teaching and for veterinary education. He won the Gentle Doctor Award at Iowa State, theSuperior Accomplishment Award at the University of Florida where he also served as medical director, and numerous teaching awards for basic science and clinical instruction. In 2016-17, he served as the Executive Vice President of Veterinary Education at the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC). He is currently the Chief Veterinary Medical Officer for Veterinary Consultants in Telemedicine, a global teleradiology and telemedicine company, and continues to serve as Clinical Associate Professor of Diagnostic Imaging at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Winter has delivered invited lectures on diagnostic imaging around the world.

    Our Sponsor(s)

    Monarch Business Consulting is the leading financial advisory firm serving independent veterinarians in the Eastern USA. Our team has more than 100 years of combined experience in the veterinary industry and general transactions working with buyers and sellers of businesses. We can help you plan and successfully execute the sale of all or part of your practice. We can identify lenders who specialize in financing or refinancing veterinary businesses to help you arrange the best loan terms for your situation. With our stable of qualified buyers, we can manage a transformation of a practice from one set of owners to the next.

    Please visit Monarch Business Consulting for more information.

    Cost of the 2024 Winter Seminar Vacation

    Seven Night All-Inclusive Package

    Check payment ||| Single ||| Double ||| Child (6-17) |||

    Run of House ||| $3,260 ||| $4,590 ||| $665 |||

    Pool View  ||| $3,690 ||| $5,020 ||| $665 |||

    Ocean Front ||| $3,860 ||| $5,190 ||| $665 |||


    Credit Card ||| Single ||| Double ||| Child (6-17) |||

    Run of House ||| $3,378 ||| $4,756 ||| $689 |||

    Pool View ||| $3,824 ||| $5,202 ||| $689 |||

    Ocean Front ||| $4,000 ||| $5,378 ||| $689 |||


    • Free for children under 5 years of age

    • Early Bird Discounts if fully paid by Sep 15th, $50 per person, up to $100 per room. 

    • $750 non-refundable deposit per adult is required to reserve a room. Full balance due Oct 15th.

    • Please note that full payments must be made if the reservation is made after Oct 15.

    Seminar Registration (Lecture Fee)

    Fee ||| Price ||| For who ||| Details |||

    Printed notes ||| $425 ||| Veterinarians ||| Distributed on the first day ||| |||

    Digital downloads ||| $400 ||| Veterinarians ||| Available for download on this website in 2024 |||

    Recent graduate ||| $200 ||| Recent graduates (2018 and after) ||| |||

    *This fee is applicable to those registered with the group. Seminar fee for those not registered with the group is $850.00.

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