“Everything was great- especially the other people who were there. I would rate the CE as very good.
I learned a lot. Much of it I have already been putting into practice, and my clients have really appreciated the additional pain management practices we have put into play. I loved getting an education in a relaxed environment rather than a really crowded and freezing cold auditorium.
The resort was very nice. The food was good and the service excellent. While we were there we went horseback riding on the beach and on a whale watching trip. Both were fun and the scenery was beautiful. We also spent a lazy afternoon by the pool, and evenings at the bar. I had a great time on this trip. The CE was a fantastic bonus to a fun trip with really wonderful people.”Dr. Amy Bunck
“Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I am grateful to Phil for organizing this wonderful trip. My husband Paul is a devoted veterinarian, and it can be hard to convince him to take time off. Since he always wants to be at the cutting edge, and the best in his field, he regularly takes CE classes. With VIP, Paul got his CE, and still had time for exciting adventures with me (scuba diving, mountain biking, ATV beach ride, etc.). Phil went above and beyond to make sure everyone got what they came for! We’ve done 3 trips with VIP, and are already looking forward to the next one.”Chris Sedlacek
“We had a great trip. The CE was very good. I love the format of the small group discussions. Resort was top notch.
I have gone on a number of VIP trips and they have been uniformly excellent. The small group discussion format of the CE is my favorite part. I know of no other continuing Ed situation where the time just flies by. The topics are always practical and I enjoy hearing from other practitioners as well as getting to know some new friends and reconnect with old ones.
I am already looking forward to the next trip.”Dr. Paul Sedlacek
“This was a great informal CE meeting with very practical information that we could all take home and begin using immediately. The speakers are passionate about their patients and obviously strive to give each and every one their very best chance for a better life.
It was a meeting designed to make us all think and become better clinicians when we returned home.
I felt lucky to be included in this group of Veterinarians In Paradise!”Dr. DS
“This was our second VIP trip, first to Barbados and now to Cabo. Location and hotel were fabulous and the CE was informative and very informal and fun – where else can you learn and share on the beach?!”Dr. Jeff Izzo
“This was a CE experience unlike any other that I have been to in the past 13 years as a CVT. It was absolutely amazing!
The location was so relaxing and beautiful, the people were super friendly, and the topics were very informational. I picked up a few new tricks that I was excited to share with my coworkers.
Even though it was only a few days, I came back so relaxed and recharged. I would jump at the chance to go again!”Kim
“This was an absolutely awesome experience! Great, practical CE that I’ve already integrated into my practice (straight from the cabana to the critters).
The VIP trip gave me one of the few experiences that made me feel like a “real doctor” that gets to go on fancy trips and be pampered 😉 Thank you!”Todd Estelle
“Thank you so much for the opportunity and I love your laid back CE style.
I love to travel and I love to learn, so this CE really was the best of both worlds for me. The relaxed environment (The Caribbean!) combined with the casual and friendly atmosphere of the CE was energizing.
I came back home feeling refreshed and eager to share my new pearls of wisdom with my peers!”Sarah
“The VIP trip was outstanding. Not only were the destination and the resort top notch, but the CE was genuinely fun. The small group/interactive format is not one that you really see at most other conferences. Time just flies by. I really get a lot out of speaking with others about what is going on with their practices. I would highly recommend VIP trips to any vet or tech looking for some fun and informative CE.”Dr. Paul Sedlacek
“The interactive format was most dramatically different from the didactic format of national meetings. I found myself more involved with no option to “zone-out”. The beach was good for that.”
“My husband said that I came back from the sessions talking about them more than he remembers me doing at the national conferences.”
“Historically I have not attended surgical lectures and refer what is better taken care of by a specialist. That being said, I found I learned a lot in your lectures.”
“CE credits on pertinent everyday information obtained in a perfect exotic location, and in a reasonable period of time. The relaxed setting with friendly experts and colleagues made sharing ideas easy and painless. Learning proved to be fun! Had a great time. Money well spent.”Dr. Tiffany Wagner
“I enjoyed learning on the beach. It made me extremely relaxed and able to absorb information. I really enjoyed the low-stress handling of dogs and cats. It made me think about what I have always done and maybe I can do it better ways. It also gives me hope that my own dog can be where he should be.”Chelsea
“I couldn’t have been happier to be a part of such a special CE experience. There were so many unique aspects of this trip. Being able to discuss and learn in a smaller group was incredibly helpful. Compare that to sitting in a dark conference room with PowerPoint slides, little discussion, and a group far too large to be able to have a useful discussion comparing different methods of treatment. AJ, Nurse Kelly, and Dr. Phil truly understand the importance of combining relaxation with learning.
Toes in the sand and drinks in hand, I found this CE to be the most beneficial conference with the most practical, applicable mix of topics I’ve ever attended. Low Stress Handling, Anesthesia, Proper Wound Care, just to name a few.
If you have the chance to attend, take it! This is definitely something you won’t want to miss! I’m already looking forward to the next VIP trip!”Angie
“Thank you for the best CE experience I have ever had – hands down. The topics were interesting and I am excited to take everything I have learned into practice. (…) Kelly and AJ were phenomenal speakers. The topics were not only useful to practice but also incredibly interesting.
I loved how we were not only restricted to certain topics and there was room for discussion on any topic. (…) I learned a lot from vet techs and doctors alike. I actually enjoyed all the doctors’ input and learned a lot from them as far as how they would handle certain situations in practice. (…) I look forward to more CE trips in the future!
Thank you for an amazing experience.”Carlee
“It was a true vacation – relaxing, rejuvenating and beautiful.”
“Best CE I ever went to”
“I will remember more from this conference (than at national conferences) due to the nature of the presentations.”
“Thank you for keeping it fun along with being informative.”