San Juan, Puerto Rico - The Hilton Caribe

February 23 - 25, 2018

Dr. Michael Rossi DVM, MNS, ACVD

Dr. Michael Rossi was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He obtained his bachelor’s of science degree from the Southeastern Louisiana University before performing research with the Tulane National Primate Research Center in Covington, Louisiana. This further increased his interest in animal welfare and scientific research. He then went on to complete his Master’s degree and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. After veterinary school, he finished a one-year rotating internship at the Regional Veterinary Referral Center in the Washington, D.C. area. Thereafter, he completed a specialized veterinary dermatology internship at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine (NCSU-CVM) in Raleigh, NC. Upon completion of this internship, he participated in a two-year veterinary dermatology residency with NCSU-CVM and clinical work with the Veterinary Referral Center of Colorado (VRCC) in Englewood, CO. He remained on staff at VRCC following his residency before moving back to the Gulf Coast region to head the beginning of Coastal Veterinary Dermatology. Dr. Rossi has been board certified by the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) and is one of approximately 250 board-certified veterinary dermatologists in North America. 

Dr. Rossi is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association. He has expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of all skin, coat, ear and nail diseases in animals, including bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic infections, allergies, immune-mediated skin diseases, endocrine (hormonal) disorders, inherited skin diseases, and certain skin cancers, to name a few. He has a special interest in allergic skin diseases, fungal diseases, ectoparasites, dermatopathology, and autoimmune diseases. In addition to small animals, Dr. Rossi also enjoys working with horses and zoo animals. 

Dr. Rossi currently is “dad” to four chihuahuas named Keona, Kilee, Yoshi, and Piccola and a Caviler King Charles Spaniel named Martin. He is an avid traveler and has been to Europe on several occasions. Dr. Rossi is fluent in the Italian language. His other interests include the culinary arts, fine arts, camping, fishing, and military history.



  1. Endocrine disease and its affect on the skin 
  2. Pododermatitis 
  3. Managing otitis externa 
  4. Updates on autoimmune skin disease 
  5. Updates on Staphylococcal skin infections Part 1 and 2
  6. Advances in ectoparasites control 
  7. Treatment options for canine atopic dermatitis

Dr. Savannah Craig DVM, ACVIM


Dr. Savannah Craig is board certified in internal medicine. She is a native Houstonian who became a member of the BAVS team in March 2017. She decided to pursue a career in veterinary medicine because of her compassionate nature and because she wanted to make a different in people’s and pet’s lives. She has been working in the veterinary medical industry for twenty years. She graduated with honors with a dual degree (DVM and MBA) from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and the Mays School of Business at Texas A&M in 2007. After graduation, she completed a one-year small animal medicine and surgery internship at Veterinary Center of Liberty private practice in the Kansas City, Missouri area. During that time she volunteered for Spay Neuter Kansas City weekly. Realizing the role that nutrition plays in preventative medicine and therapeutics, she then pursued a career with Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. as a veterinary business associate for three years. Her love for clinical practice ultimately brought her back to Texas where she completed her internal medicine internship at Gulf Coast Veterinary Internal Medicine in June 2012 and began her small animal internal medicine residency with Gulf Coast Veterinary Internal Medicine in July 2012. Her professional interests include infectious diseases, endocrine disease, and gastrointestinal disease. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Craig enjoys running, cooking, yoga, and playing golf with her husband. She spends her spare time with her family, which includes nine four-legged children (five dogs and four cats). 

  1. Residency: Veterinary Internal Medicine, Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists
  2. Internship: Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists
  3. Doctorate: Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University 
  4. Masters: Masters in Business Administration, Mays Business School, Texas A&M University
  5. Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University 


  1. Coughing dogs and cats: Diagnostics and Therapeutics 
  2. Elevated liver enzymes: What this means and how to manage hepatobiliary disease of dogs a
  3. Pulmonary hypertension: Case examples, diagnostics, and therapy
  4. Hard to regulate diabetic cat? Could be acromegaly
  5. Feline liver disease 
  6. Inflammatory bowel disease in dogs and cats: Case examples and diagnostics, Pt 1
  7. Inflammatory bowel disease in dogs and cats: Therapeutics and complications, Pt 2

Caribe Hilton

Call in: (787)721-0303 
Referring Code/Group Name: Vet Vacation CE Inc
Room Rate: $259 for King or 2 Double beds based on availability

Accommodations are limited at this special rate. Please book and register early!

Arrangements have been made so you can extend your vacation 3 days before or after your destination seminar at the same rate as long as rooms are available at the property.


Getting There

  • Only 7 miles from the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU)
  • 2 ½ hours flying time from Miami
  • 3 hours flying time from Boston
  • 3 ¾ hours from Atlanta and NYC
  • 4 ¾ hours from Chicago, Houston & Dallas
  • 8 hours from Los Angeles.

Lecture Schedule

February 23
Registration 12:30pm-1pm
Lecture 1pm-6pm
Cocktail Hour with Hors d’oeuvres 6:30pm-7:30pm

February 24
Breakfast 7am-8 am
Lecture 8am-1pm

February 25
Breakfast 7am-8am
Lecture 8am-1pm


Early Bird Fee (booked 90 days ahead): $725
Regular Fee (booked less than 90 days ahead of time) : $795


10% of your registration fee is non-refundable.  Cancellation 30 days prior to the start of the destination seminar will result in your ability to choose a 90% refund or the transfer of the registration fee to another destination seminar. If you can cancel within 30 days, you may transfer the registration fee to another destination seminar. Refunds or registration transfers are not available once a seminar begins.

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