St. Croix, Virgin Islands – The Buccaneer

December 06 - 08, 2018

Kevin S. Stepaniuk, DVM, FAVD, Dipl. AVDC

As a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College, Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry, previous faculty member and section chief of Dentistry and Oral Surgery at the University of Minnesota, he has become an invited international and national renowned lecturer and instructor. He is a journal and textbook author and reviewer for many dentistry and oral surgery publications. He is an Executive Board member of the AVDC, and past-president of the AVDS. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Calgary, DVM degree from Oklahoma State University and completed a small animal internship at Washington State University. His specialty training was in private practice. He owns Veterinary Dentistry Education and Consulting Services and works clinically at Columbia River Veterinary Specialists. He brings a practical, clinically relevant, and entertaining aspect to his energetic lectures filled with clinical photographs and radiographs.


1. Clandestine Hidden Common Dental and Oral Disease That May Be Missed 
2.Recognition and Step-By_step Treatment of Feline Tooth Resorption 
3. Pathophysiology, Recognition, Examination, and Treatment of Periodontal Disease - The Wost Prevalent Disease in Small Animal Practice 
4. Step-by-Step Surgical Extractions of Canine and Feline Teeth 
5. Intraoral Dental Radiography - Understanding the Opacities and Lucencies
6. Malocclusions and Common Oral Pathology - Recognition and Treatment Recommendations in General Practice 
7. Inflammation in the Feline Oral Cavity - They are not all the same! 
8. Understanding Fractured Teeth and the Appropriate Treatment Recommendations 

Dr. Meighan Daly DeHart DVM, ACVIM Oncology

Dr. Meighan Daly DeHart graduated with honors from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, continued on after graduation to an internship at Florida Veterinary Specialists (Tampa), and then completed a medical oncology residency at Texas A&M University. She completed her board certification with the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. She has many publications (Veterinary Comparative Oncology, Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, and the Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation) and has participated in many research studies/clinical trials. She is an active volunteer in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) on the exam rating committee. She enjoys the bond that forms with clients and patients during cancer treatment and approaches cancer in a way that focuses on the patient’s overall well-being and quality of life. She lives in Austin Texas with her husband, daughter, two cats, and the cutest dog in the world.


1. Soft tissue sarcoma: Surgery, then what? Options for this common tumor.
2. Metronomic chemotherapy: What? When? Where to use it?
3. Canine Mast Cell Tumors: Why is this so confusing?
4. 2018 Canine Lymphoma Updates
5. Bladder masses in dogs and cats: whats new and old in this disease
6. Gastrointestinal Lymphoma in cats: a review
7. Open Your Mouth: Common oral tumors in dogs
8. Cytology of Neoplasia: A basic overview of common cytologic diagnoses

The Buccaneer

Call in: (800) 255-3881
Referring Code/Group Name: Vet18
Room Rate: $200 Ocean View single or double Occupancy.


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

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

Booking includes a $75 resort credit.

Full American Breakfast is included at the Terrace

Welcome rum or fruit punch and welcome amenity

Twice daily maid service including turn down service

Complimentary snorkeling gear, kayaks, floating mats, paddleboards and an introduction to SCUBA class

24-hour fitness room and 2-mile jogging trail

Complimentary wireless internet in rooms and meeting space 




Getting There

Distance from Airport: 25 minutes from St. Croix’s Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (STX)

Round trip airport transfers to the hotel - Email your flight itinerary to the hotel prior to arrival The charge will be $20 per person to your room.  This does not include tipping for the driver.

Lecture Schedule

15 Hours of RACE approved for CE for Veterinarians and Technicians.

December 6
Registration 12:00 noon-12:30 pm
Lecture 12:30pm-6pm
Cocktail Hour with Hors d’oeuvres 6:15pm-7:15pm

December 7
Breakfast 7am-8 am
Lecture 8am-12 noon​​

December 8
Breakfast 7am-8am
Lecture 8am-1:30pm


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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