AUGUST 5-11, 2019
CE Hours: 14
Instructors: Drs. Brian Beale, Jay Griffin, and Brian Poteet


About This Course

The WVC Alaskan Cruise provides the opportunity for veterinarians and veterinary technicians to experience a world-class travel experience while learning practice-ready skills and diagnostic approaches.  The learning environment provides ample instructor and participant interactions in an encouraging and friendly environment. Networking opportunities are endless as you enjoy learning and experiencing the many options available to you on board the ship or in the ports you will visit.


  • Arrive to Vancouver, British Columbia – Saturday, Aug 3
  • Cruise departs – Sunday, Aug 4
  • Arrive back to Vancouver, British Columbia – Sunday, Aug 11
  • Category: Diagnostic Imaging & Surgery-Orthopedic
  • Enrollment Capacity: 100 Max
  • CE Hours: 14

Learning Objectives

  1. Develop decision-making skills using diagnostic images to optimize orthopedic surgical approaches and results
  2. Identify indications for using various imaging modalities and how that influences the surgical procedures and prognosis
  3. Learn the common and uncommon causes of orthopedic pain within the shoulder, elbows, carpus, hips, stifles and tarsi and how best to diagnose and treat the underlying causes
  4. Understand when imaging fails to identify a lesion, but your patient is still in pain. What do you do to manage the pain.

Course Cost


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Instructor ...

Brian Beale, DVM, DACVS
Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists


Instructor ...

Jay Griffin, DVM, DACVR
Texas A&M


Instructor ...

Brian Poteet, DVM, DACVR
Vital Rads Veterinary Teleradiology Consultants


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2-Step Process:

STEP 1 - Click on the blue “Book Cabin” button below to reserve your accommodations or contact:

Linda Harris
P: 702.720.1880

Rates are per person cruise fares based on double occupancy and include gratuities, taxes, fees, and port expenses. Cabins that hold three, four or five guest are available upon request.


Room reservations must be booked by June 11, 2019. All individual reservations must be guaranteed by one night deposit with a major credit card. Please secure your hotel room before registering for CE to ensure you receive the special rate.

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STEP 2 - Click on the blue button to register for CE portion of your trip.

Earn 14 hours of CE in Diagnostic Imaging & Orthopedic Surgery. Space is limited and expected to sell out.

Cost of CE – $695

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WVC suggests arriving Saturday, August 3, 2019, and depart Sunday, August 11, 2019. Participants should plan to fly into Vancouver, British Columbia.

Room rates are double occupancy and include gratuities, taxes, fees, and port expenses.

Cabin Options

  • Sky Suite with Veranda: $3,847.62/person
    (choose all three amenities)
  • 1B Deluxe Oceanview with Veranda: $2463.12/person
    (choose two amenities)
  • 1C Deluxe Oceanview with Veranda: $2433.12/person
    (choose two amenities)
  • 07 Oceanview Stateroom: $2373.12/person
  • 11 Inside Stateroom: $1673.12/person

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Extend Your Stay ...

It is highly recommend that you arrive a day before the cruise in case of any unforeseen flight interruptions that would cause you to miss your cruise. Also if you would like to extend your vacation a day or two contact Linda Harris for hotel reservations.

WVC recommends the following hotels

Round trip transportation to and from the ship

Celebrity does offer transfers if you arrive the same day as the sailing or independent transfers can be arranged by request if you are arriving early or leaving later, and taxis are also available.





Monday, August 5

9:00a Addressing thoracic limb lameness
Drs. Griffin & Beale

10:30a Break

10:45a Addressing pelvic limb lameness
Drs. Griffin & Beale

2:00p Imaging and Surgery working together
Drs. Griffin, Beale & Poteet


Tuesday, August 6

Agenda TBD

Wednesday, August 7

4:00p Imaging corner
Drs. Griffin, Beale & Poteet


Thursday, August 8

Agenda TBD

Friday, August 9

9:00a Degenerative joint disease management
Dr. Beale

10:30a Break

10:45a Aggressive and non-aggressive bone lesion
Drs. Griffin & Poteet


Saturday, August 10

10:00a Orthopedic corner
Drs. Griffin, Beale & Poteet

2:00p Putting it all together
Drs. Griffin, Beale & Poteet

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