Savannah, Georgia - The Brice Kimpton

May 14 - 16, 2019

Robert Swinger, DVM, DACVO

Dr. Robert Swinger completed his undergraduate work and received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois in 2003. After completing an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Veterinary Specialists of South Florida in 2004, he went on to complete both an ophthalmology internship in 2005 and residency in 2009 at the Animal Eye Specialty Clinic. Soon thereafter, he joined the VCA Aurora Animal Hospital outside of Chicago before returning in 2011 to launch Animal Eye Guys. Over the past few years, Animal Eye Guys has expanded to multiple locations across South Florida extending from Miami to West Palm Beach. Dr. Swinger is board certified and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.

In his work environment, Dr. Swinger enjoys teaching and taking active roles in the clinic’s internship/residency programs. He is an active lecturer/wet lab instructor across the nation including the Florida Veterinary Medical Association, The Gulf Atlantic Veterinary Conference, Vet Vacation CE, University of Illinois, St. Matthew’s University, and many local events for his referring veterinary community. His special interests include surgical and medical management of glaucoma, cataract surgery, and corneal physiology. Outside of the veterinary arena, Dr. Swinger enjoys spending time with his family (which includes his twins, Keegan and Francesca, and a toy poodle, Sophia) and enjoys the outdoors, cooking, and traveling.


1. EYE! Oh My! An Overview of Ocular Emergencies in Small Animal Patients
2. New Developments in Veterinary Ophthalmology – Surgical and Pharmacological Advancements
3. Ocular Procedures and Surgery in your Practice
4. Feline Ophthalmology
5. Glaucoma in Veterinary Medicine – Surgical and Medical Management
6. Corneal Ulcers – Why some just won’t heal!
7. What’s on your shelf? A guide to ocular pharmaceuticals and supplements.
8. What are Your Colleagues Sending? A Review Of The Top 10 Most Common Ophthalmic Referrals.


Dr. Tony Carr Dr. med. vet., ACVIM 

Dr. Tony Carr Dr. med. vet., ACVIM 

Present Professional Duties and Responsibilities: Professor in small animal internal medicine. Dr. Carr received his veterinary education at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich Germany. After 3 years in practice he returned to the US to complete an internship at the University of Missouri-Columbia and a medicine residency at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Since then he has worked as an emergency clinician, telemedicine consultant with Dr. Larry Tilley and traveling endoscopist before joining the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences in Saskatoon in 2000. His main areas of interest are hard to pin down other than it is all clinically relevant. He is widely published in the US and Europe and is co-editor of three books.


1. The Nuts and Bolts of Blood Pressure Measurement
2.  ECG basics for practitioners
3. Arrhythmias: Diagnosis and management
4. ECG Case Studies
5. Heart Failure Treatment: Old and Tried
6. Heart Failure Treatment: New and Improved
7. Cardiac Case Studies in Dogs
8. Cardiac Case Studies in Cats

The Brice Kimpton

Phone: 855-402-7423 or 855-40-BRICE
Referring Code/Group Name: VetVacationCE
Room Rate: $179 Deluxe Queen Queen or King Room

$219 Premier King or Premier Queen Queen

$319 Queen Queen Suite or King Suite

$349 Premier King Suite

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 and/or after your destination seminar at the same rate as long as rooms are available at the property. Friday and Saturday Rates may not be guaranteed at this rate depending on availability. Call early to secure your choice of rooms.  

* Please note that pre/post dates are not available via the booking link. If you want  to extend your stay, please contact the hotel directly.


Getting There

Airport Distance: 24 minutes from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV)

Airport Distance: 3.5 hours from the Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)


Conference Schedule – May 14 – May 16, 2019
Brice Kimpton Hotel
Ophthalmology and Cardiology

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

12:30-1pm       REGISTRATION        
1-6pm              LECTURE SERIES    

1-2pm              Ocular Emergencies             Dr. Swinger
2-3pm               Eye New Developments       Dr. Swinger
3-4pm               Ocular Procedures               Dr. Swinger
4-5pm              Glaucoma                              Dr. Swinger
5-6pm              Blood Pressure                      Dr. Carr

6:15-7:15pm    COCKTAIL RECEPTION    Pacci Patio

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

7-8am             BREAKFAST                     
8am – 1pm     LECTURE SERIES        

8-9am              Corneal Ulcers                       Dr. Swinger
9-10am            What's on Your Shelf?           Dr. Swinger
10-11:00 am    Top 10 Referrals                    Dr. Swinger
11am–12pm    ECG Basics                           Dr. Carr
12 -1pm           Arrythmias                             Dr. Carr

1pm                EXPLORE AND ENJOY SAVANNAH   

Thursday, May 16, 2019

7-8am             BREAKFAST             
8am – 1pm     LECTURE SERIES            

8-9am              ECG Cases                         Dr. Carr
9-10:00am       Heart Failure I                     Dr. Carr
10-11am           Heart Failure II                   Dr. Carr
11–12pm          Cardiac Case Studies - Dogs    Dr. Carr
12-1pm            Cardiac Case Studies - Cats      Dr. Carr
1pm                 Vet Vacation CE Conference Concludes



Super Saver Rate $795 with 90 days advanced registration
VetVacationCE Rate $865 with 30 days advanced registration
JetSetter Rate $925 less than 30 days advanced registration

If you are a technician, call or E-mail us to get the special rate of $75 off the regular registration rate.
15 Hours of RACE approved for CE for Veterinarians and Technicians.


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