MARVET at St. Matthew's University

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Elective workshop/course in Marine Mammal Medicine and Conservation.
Please refer to for specific details on the program.
In summary, it is an introductory course for veterinary students and veterinarians covering topics in marine and conservation medicine through lectures and hands on wet labs. The course runs for 2 weeks straight. Lectures are offered in the morning and labs in the afternoons. Leading experts in the field are brought in from all over the US to teach the workshop.
Marine Veterinarians from aquariums across the US will teach the course (instructor list posted on
Students will receive a certificate of completion after completing the 2 week course.
Lectures, current research articles will be provided.
Case discussions will be a part of the course.
Students are expected to review articles and documentation sent prior to start of course and come prepared with some basic knowledge of concepts.
They are then expected to attend ALL lectures and laboratories over the 2 week period. They are also expected to actively take part in lecture/case discussions and labs.
The course (with direct access to the instructors) runs for 11 days for 8 hours per day.
MARVET (Marine Veterinary Medicine) at St. Matthew's University, School of Veterinary Medicine
St. Matthew's University, School of Veterinary Medicine
Regatta Office Park
Leeward Four,
PO Box 32330
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
British West Indies
sshields [at] smu [dot] ky
Dr. Samantha Shields
Updated: 05/29/2012