West Indies Veterinary Conference 2020
WIVC General 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.
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.
The WIVC2020 organizing Committee has secured a room block for attendees and their guests. To book and access the room block rate, click here.
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.
♦ 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
In 2019, the WIVC program received approval from AASVB RACE as program 541-36760.
The WIVC2020 program is approved for continuing education credits by AASVB RACE under program 541-41644.
St. Kitts Information
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.
Social and Wellness 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:
Yoga, meditation, family time.... WIVC2020 has it all! A number of wellness sessions and activities will be available to all attendees. Come back here for more information when registration opens.....
Sunday, November 1st, 2020
Marriott Resort - Location TBC
Kick start the conference with our informal meet and greet. Meet fellow colleagues, RUSVM Alumni, faculty, sponsors and speakers whilst enjoying Caribbean entertainment. Refreshments and light snacks provided. Included in registration fee.
Monday, November 3rd, 2019
Time and location:
RUSVM welcomes all our conference attendees to the alumni reception! Attendees will be able to mingle with colleagues or reconnect with fellow classmates at this well-known seaside venue. Informal dinner and Caribbean entertainment will be provided.
Adult fee: $30/person ($15/person for RUSVM alumni); Children fee: $15/person (under 5 complimentary)
Saturday, October 31st, 2020, Sunday, November 1st, 2020 and daily between November 3rd-5th, 2020
Various - book when registration opens
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine Campus
Discover the RUSVM campus, where our DVM students spend 7 semesters of preclinical training in a unique environment. Campus tours are also an opportunity for our alumni to see how much the RUSVM campus has changed since their last visit! Attendees will go on small group tours with a guide from our campus community.
Wednesday, November 4th, 2020
Time and date:
Enjoy a Caribbean-inspired dinner and entertainment in a beautiful seaside setting at a well-known St. Kitts’ establishment. A perfect opportunity to network with fellow conference attendees and close off your learning experience.
Adult fee: $70/person; Children fee: $35/person (under 5 complimentary)
Thursday. November 5th, 2020
9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Snorkel trip to Nevis. $90/person