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VetTechLife CE on the Sea 2018
Continuing Education Specifically for Veterinary Technicians

Learn and Relax as you cruise to Cozumel & Costa Maya!

Sunday, February 25 to Friday March 2, 2018

Cozumel Beach

CE Program: $320

Staterooms: $530 - $795 (per person, based on double occupancy)*

*These special discounted prices were arranged with Royal Caribbean by our wonderful GC Travel Cruise Team for CE attendees who booked before June 18, 2017.

For updated pricing, Schedule a Travel Appointment with GC Travel using their online calendar.

Our Cruise Team is also offering a no-interest monthly payment plan - not available anywhere else!

Non-veterinary spouses, partners, children, and friends are welcome to join us and will have full access to all cruise amenities other than the CE Program.  Reservations will be granted on first-come, first-served basis.

No roommate? No problem - we can help select another attendee to be your roommate or you can contact other attendees through our Roommate Finder discussion board and select your own roommate.

Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas


Please accept our invitation to sail with us and experience top-notch continuing education while cruising on Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas from February 25 to March 2, 2018, a 5 night round-trip cruise from Miami, Florida to Cozumel & Costa Maya, Mexico.

To sign up for CE on the Sea 2018, complete these two steps:

  1. Register for the CE sessions at the CE on the Sea event page.
  2. Contact our Cruise Team, GC Travel, at to reserve your stateroom.

The CE Program

A very important note! Space in the CE Program is limited to 300 attendees, so register early!

Registration closes December 31, 2017.

CE sessions will be during the day on Monday, February 26 and Thursday, March 1 while we are cruising between Florida and Mexico. This will leave your evenings free for fun with your family and friends.  You will also have two entire days free - Tuesday in Costa Maya and Wednesday in Cozumel!

CE mixer

** There are 2 tracks of presentations on each CE day, with 6 presentations per track each day, for a total of 24 presentations.  Because the tracks are running simultaneously, each attendee can only attend 12 presentations.

All of the presentations are RACE approved for Veterinary Technicians - each attendee can earn a maximum of 12 hours.

Fourteen (14) presentations (indicated by  *V) are RACE approved for Veterinarians - each attendee can earn a maximum of 9 hours.

Expert Veterinary Technicians & Veterinarians in the fields of Emergency Medicine, Surgery, Nursing, Behavior, Neurology, Pain Management, Anesthesia, Oncology, Nutrition and much more will be giving presentations.

Our wonderful speakers are:

Amy Newfield, CVT, VTS (ECC), National Veterinary Technician Training Manager with BluePearl Veterinary Partners.

Ann Wortinger BIS, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM, Nutrition)

Anne Chauvet, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology), founder of Specialists for Animals Foundation, Inc.

Heidi Reuss-Lamky, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia, Surgery), Oakland Veterinary Referral Services

Jim Hurrell, DVM, Penn Foster’s Veterinary Technician Program Director.

Louise O’Dwyer, MBA, BSc(Hons), RVN, VTS (Anaesthesia & ECC), DipAVN (Medical & Surgical), Clinical Support Manager at Vets Now

Melissa Bain, MS, DVM, DACVB, DACAW, Chief of Service of the UC Davis Clinical Animal Behavior Service.

Michael D. Lucroy, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology), MedVet Indianapolis

*We reserve the right to modify the schedule, speakers and lectures as needed without prior notice.

For more information about our speakers and their presentations, visit our CE on the Sea 2018 Speakers page.

The Cruise

ship promenade

Stateroom prices include 5 nights accommodations aboard Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas, complimentary meals, entertainment, room gratuities, travel insurance and processing fees. (Stateroom prices listed are guaranteed through our Cruise Team until June 15, 2017.)

The Main Dining Room offers complimentary, multi-course dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. More complimentary options include the Windjammer Café, Jade Sushi and Asian-fusion cuisine, Sorrento’s Pizza, Café Promenade for coffee, pastries & snacks, and room service.  Specialty options include Johnny Rockets, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, Giovanni's Table Italian, Sabor Modern Mexican, Izumi Japanese and Chops Grille Steakhouse.

Entertainment includes a Fitness Center, 10 pools & whirlpools, basketball, surf simulator, rock-climbing wall, ice-skating, mini-golf, Broadway-style shows, ice-skating shows, Casino Royale® and 22 bars, clubs & lounges that never have a cover charge.

Learn more about the ship at Royal!

For more information, please check out our FAQs page.

Stay tuned for more information
about the CE Program and the Cruise!

itinerary Stateroom Prices

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Refer your friends and co-workers to earn a rebate of up to $100 - this can reduce your CE program fee to only $200!  For more information about the Rebate Program, please check out our FAQs page.

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