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WIVC2019 General Information

Venue Information

Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) will once again be hosting the West Indies Veterinary Conference at the beautiful St. Kitts Marriot Resort, in St. Kitts, West Indies.

The conference lectures will be held in the Ballroom and Saba Room of the St. Kitts Marriott Resort. Follow the signs from the hotel lobby. The wet labs will be held at the RUSVM campus.

Transportation

Conference attendees are responsible for their own transportation to and from the airport. The St. Kitts Marriott Resort is located 4 miles from the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport. Estimated taxi fare is USD$20 one-way. Please note that the St. Kitts Marriott Resort does not provide a shuttle service to and from the airport.

Transport for the events associated with the WIVC will be provided, where needed, from the St. Kitts Marriott Resort. Departure will be 30 minutes before the advertised event start times and late arrivals cannot be accommodated.

Hotel Accommodation

A special conference rate has been secured at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort for rooms during the West Indies Veterinary Conference. A dedicated room block will be available when conference registration opens.

St. Kitts Marriott Resort & Royal Beach Casino captures the many moods of one of the most relaxing and romantic Caribbean Islands. This incredible resort offers an unparalleled island vacation experience. Its luxury guest rooms, trimmed with West Indian accents and cutting-edge comforts, are spacious and welcoming. That same Caribbean flavor sets the tone in the resort's eight restaurants and three lounges. For those who enjoy games of chance, the resort offers the 35,000 sq ft Royal Beach Casino. The casino offers many traditional gaming options as well as 3-card poker, Texas Hold 'em, and the new Sports & Race book. The casino is one of the Caribbean's largest and most luxurious. The 15,000 sq ft Emerald Mist Spa includes men's and women's saunas, hot and cold tubs, and relaxation lounges that will take you away from the bustle of everyday life.

Hotel Highlights
♦ 26-acre paradise of sun-drenched landscaping, coupled with championship golf plus a pristine beach
♦ 15,000-sq-ft Emerald Mist Spa & Fitness Center offering health, beauty and therapeutic programs
♦ 38,000 sq ft of indoor/outdoor meeting and event space in a magnificent tropical setting
♦ Casino on-site

Social Events

Your learning doesn’t have to stop with the Continuing Education sessions; the conference also gives you an opportunity to explore the rich culture of St. Kitts (and its sister island, Nevis). You will have the opportunity to partake in a number of social events. Optional day excursions can also be booked through the St. Kitts Marriott Resort.

Social events include:

  • Wellness sessions
  • Opening cocktail reception
  • Alumni reception
  • RUSVM Campus tours
  • Closing dinner
  • Snorkeling day to Nevis

Dates and times will be available in early Spring.

St. Kitts Information

Currency
Although the official unit of currency in St. Kitts and Nevis is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar, the U.S. Dollar is widely accepted (approx. EC$2.70 to USD$1.00). credit cards are also accepted at many island hotspots (although there are limitations on cards other than Visa and MasterCard).

Getting to St. Kitts
Flights to the St. Kitts' Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport are available from Miami, New York, Atlanta, Charlotte, Toronto, London and neighboring Caribbean islands.