All-Inclusive Small Animal Watersports Event - 6 Days of Lectures, Watersports & Relaxation

Sun, 27 October, 2024 - Sat, 02 November, 2024


Small Animal

Contact Hours

24 Hours (RACE Accredited)

Early Booking Deadline

Wed, 31 July, 2024

Registration Deadline

Tue, 15 October, 2024




Diagnostic Imaging

Emergency & Critical Care

Internal Medicine – Endocrinology, Haematology, Infectious Diseases, Parasitology & Oncology



Industry Partners


Veterinary Partners


Escape to a paradise of learning and leisure at Krabi Resort ****, nestled along the pristine shores of Ao Nang Beach, Thailand. Imagine snorkeling in azure waters, diving into vibrant marine life, or kayaking amidst breathtaking limestone cliffs and towers while basking in the warm embrace of the Andaman Sea. At Krabi Resort, your daydreams become a reality.

VetPD presents an extraordinary all-inclusive week-long educational retreat, seamlessly blending exhilarating watersports experiences with 24 hours of cutting-edge lectures and engaging case discussions (RACE-accredited). Embark on this enriching journey alongside internationally renowned speakers: Dr. Abby Caine (DECVDI) and Dr. Will Bayton (DECVIM-CA) both of Dick White Referrals (UK), Martin Owen (DECVS) of East of England Veterinary Specialists (UK) and Dr. Laura Owen (DECVS) from the University of Cambridge (UK).

Arrive on Sunday to start your adventure. From Monday to Thursday, immerse yourself in lectures from 8:45 AM to 3 PM, followed by afternoons of watersports and beachside relaxation. Evenings are yours to indulge in leisurely wining and dining, reconnecting with old friends and forging new connections. Friday offers a day to explore further or simply unwind by the sea. The course concludes on Saturday, though you're welcome to extend your stay at the exclusive group rate.

Tailored for experienced veterinarians seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills in a vibrant, interactive environment, our program offers daily streams of lectures covering the following topics amongst many others:

  • Orthopaedics:  Lameness Diagnostics
  • Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome
  • Orthopaedic Surgery:  Dysplasia Conditions
  • Orthopaedic Surgery:  Cranial Cruciate Ligament Disease
  • Orthopaedic Surgery:  Miscellaneous
  • Respiratory Tract Diseases
  • Emergency Medicine I:  The Abdomen
  • Emergency Medicine II:  The Thorax
  • Emergency Medicine III:  Haemostasis & Transfusions
  • Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Internal Medicine:  The Feline Patient
  • Medicine & Imaging:  The Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Medicine:  Chronic Hepatitis
  • Orthopaedic Imaging: Radiography & Ultrasound – The Forgotten Modality
  • Imaging:  Miscellaneous Ultrasound

Expect candid discussions and insights from speakers, fostering an atmosphere of shared learning and growth. Dive deep into diagnostic and therapeutic strategies, exchanging ideas with industry leaders.

Attendees can choose to stay in a single Luxury Grand Pool or can share a suite with another attendee at a reduced rate.  You are also welcome to attend the course with a partner/guest or as a family (special guest price available).  There is also a special kids program organised at the Krabi Resort****.  Secure your spot early, as space is limited for this exclusive event.

Indulge in knowledge, adventure, and relaxation at Krabi Resort, where education meets tropical paradise.

*The event fee includes airport transfers, accommodation, all meals (incl. tea/coffee and one soft drink per meal), all lectures as well as extensive event notes and a certificate of attendance. Attendees can choose to stay in a single room or can share a room with another attendee at a reduced price.  Attendees are also welcome to attend the event with a partner/guest (special guest price available).  The event fee does not include flights. Rooms are allocated at the discretion of VetPD. Early event registration is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available.

Course-Specific Terms & Conditions:

  1. These terms and conditions supersede VetPD’s regular Terms & Conditions listed on the website (http://www.vetpd.com/terms-conditions.php) where they differ and are otherwise valid in conjunction with the regular Terms & Conditions. 
  2. VetPD Ltd., accepts liability for the course program only consisting of the lectures.
  3. Liability for airport transfer, accommodation, meals and all other pre-booked components rest with Krabi Resort. Cancellation of these components of the course is subject to the Terms and Conditions of the Krabi Resort.
  4. Attendees are expected to take out comprehensive medical and travel insurance in the event of unforeseen circumstances leading to attendee falling ill before, during or after the course or having to cancel their trip to Thailand.  VetPD cannot be held responsible for any illnesses or medical conditions that attendees develop during or after the course. 
  5. It is the responsibility of the Attendee to check their government’s health advice for traveling to Thailand; in particular the advice with regards to rabies and the Zika Virus. 
  6. The event fee includes airport transfers, accommodation, all meals (incl. tea/coffee and two alcoholic drinks wine/beer) with dinner), all lectures as well as extensive event notes and a certificate of attendance. 
  7. Some alcoholic beverages are not part of the all-inclusive price. Check before ordering, whether purchase will be added to attendee room bill.

Cancellation before 15 August 2024:  A full refund will be made less a 10% administrative charge.  Cancellation after 15 August 2024:  No refunds can be guaranteed, however if there is a waiting list for the course then VetPD will make every effort to resell the place to an individual on the waiting list and an administrative fee of 15% will be charged.  If there is no waiting list for the course then no refund will be given; the course space can however be transferred to another veterinarian free of charge. 

Abby graduated from Cambridge in 2001. After 5 years in busy first opinion small animal practice, she returned to Cambridge for a residency in Diagnostic Imaging, gaining the European Diploma in 2009. Since then she has worked as a specialist radiologist, currently combining specialist referral imaging at Dick White Referrals near Newmarket with teleradiology and research. She is a European and RCVS specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, and became an RCVS fellow in 2022. 

She enjoys teaching and has trained number of imaging residents, and also enjoys helping general practitioners develop their imaging skills in particular teaching ultrasound and imaging of critical patients. She is currently an examiner for the ECVDI, and was previously Secretary of the European College, and Chair of the British and Irish Division of EAVDI. She has authored many papers and book chapters in the field of  veterinary diagnostic imaging. 

Laura graduated from the University of Bristol in 2001. After a three year period in first opinion practice, she completed a rotating Internship at the Royal Veterinary College, London, followed by a Small Animal Surgical Residency at the University of Bristol. She moved to Cambridge in 2009 and obtained the ECVS Diploma in Small Animal Surgery in 2010. She has continued to enjoy working at the University of Cambridge since then, dividing her time between clinical work and teaching and currently holds the position of Associate Professor in Small Animal Surgery. She enjoys all aspects of soft tissue surgery, with particular interests in urology, oncology, BOAS, wound management & reconstructive surgery and minimally invasive techniques.

Martin graduated from Liverpool Veterinary School in 1992 and worked in small animal practice before completing a PhD at the University of Liverpool. He began his surgical career with a residency at Liverpool before completing my specialist training in Orthopaedics at Glasgow University. He subsequently became Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer in Orthopaedics and the Senior Orthopaedic Surgeon at Bristol Veterinary School. In 2009, Martin joined Dick White Referrals, a multidiscipline specialist veterinary hospital in Suffolk, where he was Head of the Orthopaedic service and latterly Head of Surgery until September 2016.

Martin has chaired both the scientific committee of the British Veterinary Orthopaedic Association and the Programme committee for the European College of Veterinary Surgeons. He has also chaired the examination committee for the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons diploma examination in Small Animal Orthopaedics. He has lectured at international, national and local veterinary meetings and congresses and educate veterinary practitioners and surgeons in training and trained 12 residents to specialist status themselves

Martin enjoy all aspects of small animal orthopaedics, but has a particular interest in cranial cruciate ligament disease, elbow dysplasia, joint replacement and trauma management. I still enjoy the challenge of contributing to studies whilst keeping busy in the clinic.

Will did an Internship and Residency at Queens Veterinary School Hospital (University of Cambridge). Then spent 6 months working at Fitzpatrick Referrals. His areas of professional interest include canine and feline liver disease, infectious diseases and interventional procedures.

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232 Moo 2 Tambol Ao-Nang, Amphur Muang


Krabi Resort****
232 Moo 2 Tambol Ao-Nang
Amphur Muang
Krabi 81180
Tel: +66 (0)75 637 030-5


Krabi International Airport is approx. 1 hour drive from the hotel.


Features of Krabi Resort:
• Access on Wi-Fi (Complimentary in all public area and guest rooms)
• Ample car parking spaces (complimentary)
• Tour services
• 2 Outdoor Swimming Pools
• Full range of meeting facilities
• Airport transfer service
• Medical Clinic (doctor on call)
• CCTV and security 24 hours
• ATM Machine
• Laundry / Dry-cleaning Services
• Currency Exchange
• Complimentary Safe deposit box at the reception (separate from the in-room safe)

• Be Fit Gym
• Junior Explorer Club
• Mini Golf Course
• Archery Range
• Bicycle Rental
• Babysitting Service
• Beach Jogging
• Table Tennis


Diving Packages:
Speed Boat Diving Packages: From 3'500 Baht
Speed Boat Snorkel Tour Packages: From 2'500 Baht
Fun Diving Packages: From 8'300 Baht
Open Water Course Packages: From 17'500 Baht
Try A Dive / PADI Discover Scuba Diving Packages: From 7'100 Baht

More information can be found here:

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1 Vet - All Inclusive

Destination Event

USD 3566.50

USD 3241.29

1 Vet & 1 non-Vet Guest (no CE) all inclusive

Destination Event

USD 4173.56

USD 3783.31

2 Vets - shared room, all inclusive

Destination Event

USD 6786.11

USD 6168.20

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