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2018 PVMA Winter Seminar Vacation to Curaçao

February 17-24, 2018
Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort  |  Curaçao 

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We are extremely excited about our destination and venue for the 2018 Winter Seminar Vacation. Why? Until this year, Curacao was not on the IRS list of approved sites for meetings & conventions. It is now! Part of the Dutch Antilles, Curacao has everything. A diverse culture, a plethora of history, great scuba, snorkeling and fishing, beautiful beaches, golf clubs, nature trails, horseback riding, shopping, casinos, wonderful friendly people and much, much more. 

About the Resort

The deluxe 4 star All-Inclusive Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort located in the Caribbean 15 minutes off the coast of South America will be the site of the annual Winter Seminar Vacation.  A wonderful place to bring your family and friends, just when the winter is coldest at home. The food is delicious and you can drink the water from the tap. English is spoken and the natives are very friendly, courteous, warm and helpful.

The resort is located just a short ride from both the airport and Willemstad (the capital of Curacao). With 2,000 acres to explore, Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort is a destination of its own.
This renowned luxurious resort has a beautiful white sand beach, an 18 hole, par 72 golf course, a spa & fitness center, multiple outdoor pools, tennis courts, a children’s club, a dive shop offering water sports including snorkeling & diving, bicycle & jogging trails and numerous restaurants. Each air-conditioned guest room has Satellite TV, telephones, room safe, showers, mini refrigerators and wireless internet service.

At Santa Barbara, there is a nearly endless variety of activities and adventures.  From golf and tennis to watersports and guided hikes. Relax on a beautiful beach, lounge by the pool, or head to the spa to revive your senses.
The Santa Barbara Resort is an all-inclusive resort. Included are all meals, unlimited drinks by the glass, including liquor, Caribbean beer, tropical coolers, house wines, soft drinks, and all resort taxes, gratuities and service charges.  Internet access, golf, fishing, motorized water sports, scuba, spa activities, horseback riding, tours, yachting and many other activities are all available at the hotel at an extra charge.

About the Seminar

A total of 20 seminar hours will be offered. Our speakers, two of the best in their fields will lecturer on the topics of Dermatology and Non-pharmacological Pain Management.

  Our first speaker is Robert Allen Kennis, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVD, Professor of dermatology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University. His lectures, which will be totally clinically oriented will deal with what's new and relevant in Dermatology including the latest information on the new external parasiticides. 

Our second speaker is Narda G. Robinson, DO, DVM, MS, FAAMA, President and CEO, CuraCore Integrative Medicine & Education Center, Fort Collins, CO. She will discuss the Nonpharmacologic Approaches to Analgesia, Wound Healing, and Spinal Cord Injury.


8-Day All-Inclusive Package

We accept credit cards. The prices below reflect the credit card prices. If you wish to pay by check, please deduct 3.5% from the prices listed.

Per person double occupancy:

  • $2173.00  Deluxe Resort Room 
  • $1159.00 3rd and/or 4th person sharing room (over 12 years of age)
  • $2279.00 Premium Waterview 
  • $1265.00 3rd and/or 4th person sharing room (over 12 years of age)
  • $2679.00 Santa Barbara Suite
  • $1399.00 3rd and/or 4th person sharing room (over 12 years of age)
  • Children 3-12 years of age sharing a room with two adults, $565.00 per child.
  • $65.00 children under 3 years of age go for the price of transfers
  • $2969.00 single occupancy, Deluxe Resort Room
  • $3139.00 Premium Waterview
  • $3899.00 single occupancy, Santa Barbara Suite   

Seminar registration fee is $299 for veterinarians and $150 for recent graduates, veterinary technicians and working spouses. This fee is applicable to those registered with the group. Seminar fee for those not registered with the group is $750.00.

On February 17, 2018 participants will fly from various cities in the United States to Curacao. A coach or van will transport participants from the airport to the hotel. Departure for home will be on February 24, 2018.

The seminar vacation package price includes accommodations, all transfers, service charges, taxes, baggage handling & gratuities, all meals (breakfast, lunch & diner), unlimited drinks, including liquor, beer, tropical coolers, house wines, soft drinks and all resort taxes, gratuities, service charges and all activities mentioned above. It does not include airfare. Additional days before and/or after Feb. 17-24th may be added to the package at additional cost.
The capitol of Curacao, Willemstad, is a fascinating and wonderful place. It has many interesting sites, wonderful restaurants, casinos and shopping. I have arranged for a 4 day, 3 night stay, post seminar stay at the Renaissance Resort & Casino for those that wish to partake in this extension. Please contact our office if you have an interest in participating in the Willemstad extension.
We can arrange airfares from any city or you may make your own air arrangements via the internet or using frequent flyer miles.

Contact and Registration

Please address any questions about the seminar to:
Dr. Theodore B. Robinson    
207 Patrick Drive
Richboro, PA 18954
Ph: 215.357.6820

 Travel arrangements have been made through:
Unique Seminar Destinations
PO 814
Richboro, PA 18954

Questions about accommodations or flights may be directed to them by calling: 215.357.6820 or via e-mail at Please complete registration form and return it as soon as possible with the appropriate payment by check made payable Unique Seminar Destinations. Note on check PVMA Winter Seminar Vacation Curacao.
As group space is limited please act quickly to avoid disappointment!  

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Please read this, as it limits our responsibility.

The Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association, and Unique Seminar Destinations and/or its agents, act only as agents for the client in all matters pertaining to travel. They assume no responsibility nor liability in connection with the service of any train, vessel, carriage, aircraft, motor or other conveyances which may be used, either wholly or in part, in the performance or its duty to the passenger; neither will it be responsible for any act, error, or omission, or any injury, loss, accident, delay or irregularity which may be occasioned by reason of any defect in any vehicle or through the neglect or default of any company or person engaged in conveying the passenger, or for any hotel proprietor, or hotel service, or for any other person engaged in carrying out the purpose of which tickets or coupons are issued. In the event it becomes necessary or advisable for the comfort or well being of the passengers, or for any reason whatsoever to alter the itinerary or arrangements, such alterations may be made without penalty to the operators.  Additional expenses, if any, shall be borne by the passengers; conversely refund will be made to the passenger if any savings is effected thereby. The right is reserved to withdraw any or all tours should conditions warrant, also to decline to accept or retain any passengers as members of  the tour.

All fares are subject to change do to space availability, fuel surcharges, tariff regulations, currency fluctuations, final itinerary and departure taxes.