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Coral Springs, Florida

This travel information is provided to assist you with making your travel arrangements. You may wish to consult other online resources (Expedia, Travelocity, Kayak, etc.) to research area hotels and compare rates. Please do not make any non-refundable travel plans until your course registration has been confirmed.

Class Details: Please check the schedule for each day of your particular course as times can vary based on the instructor and location. We ask that you schedule your travel so that you do not arrive late to class or need to leave early. Students who do not attend a full day of class will not receive any CE credit hours for that day and may have to return to make up the missing hours.

We will be doing labs on the floor as well as outdoors so please dress comfortably (scrubs, shorts, sandals, tank tops). The classroom may get chilly at times so bring a light jacket or long-sleeve shirt. Also, allow enough room in your suitcase for your text and lab book as well as any materials you may purchase.

We require that all dogs be current with vaccinations, including rabies, distemper, parvovirus, bordatella, CIV and leptospirosis, and have had a negative fecal test within 6 months. Dogs must also be treated for fleas and heartworm prior to attending class. Please contact us if you plan to bring your dog.

Note: If you are attending the Canine Rehabilitation Assistant course, bring your Intro lab book with anatomy notes and color photos with you.

We would like to remind our international students that it is their responsibility to obtain the documents required for travel to the United States. This process has slowed down considerably since 9/11, so check waiting times and plan ahead! In additional to a valid passport, residents from countries that are not exempt from a visa requirement will need to apply for a Business Visitor Visa (B-1). For up-to-date information, check with the U.S. Consulate in your country, or go to the Visas section of the U.S. State Department website, https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en.html.

 

Coral Springs Animal HospitalCourse Location
Courses are held at the Coral Springs Animal Hospital in Coral Springs, Florida.

Coral Springs Animal Hospital
2160 N. University Dr.
Coral Springs, FL 33071
954-753-1800

Coral Springs Animal Hospital, a 39,00 square foot facility, was the 2015 AAHA Specialty Practice of the year, employing more than 25 veterinarians and over 100 support staff.

Coral Springs Animal Hospital website

 

Parking: When attending CRI classes, please park only in the employee parking spaces at Coral Springs Animal Hospital (click on map to enlarge).

Coral Springs Animal Hospital parking map

Airports / Ground Transportation
Coral Springs is less than 30 minutes away from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). Other airports in the area are Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) in West Palm Beach and Miami International Airport (MIA). We recommend using services like Uber and Lyft for ground transportation in the area, including to and from the airport.

 

Hotels
We have discounted CRI rates with several hotels in Coral Springs.

La Quinta Inn and Suites Coral Springs South (La Quinta #7706) (.8 mile from Coral Springs Animal Hospital)
3100 North University Drive
Coral Springs, FL 33065
954-344-2200

View hotel website

For reservations, call the Group Reservation Department at 1-866-527-1498 and identify yourself as a member of the CRI-Canine Rehabilitation, Reservation Block confirmation number listed below.

Please make sure that the person assisting you with your reservations knows that they are booking a room for the La Quinta #7706. There are 2 hotels in Coral Springs. They are both on North University Drive. That makes things confusing, so please be sure to specify La Quinta #7706.

Our CRI discount rates and Group Codes are:

  • for April 21-27, 2017: $75 per night plus tax, subject to availability; must book reservations prior to 4/7/17 in order to ensure group rate; identify yourself as a member of CRI-Canine Rehabilitation, Reservation Block confirmation number 7706967
  • for May 17-23, 2017: $75 per night plus tax, subject to availability; must book reservations prior to 5/3/17 in order to ensure group rate; identify yourself as a member of CRI-Canine Rehabilitation, Reservation Block confirmation number 7706968

La Quinta offers a complimentary continental hot breakfast buffet. Guest rooms have a mini-refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker, as well as free WiFi.

The hotel does not have an airport shuttle or a local shuttle. The hotel is within walking distance of Coral Springs Animal Hospital.

La Quinta accepts pets up to 25 pounds and does not charge a fee.

 

Fort Lauderdale Marriott Coral Springs Hotel, Golf Club and Convention Center
(formerly known as Coral Springs Marriott or Marriott Heron Bay)
(5.7 miles to/from Coral Springs Animal Hospital)
11775 Heron Bay Blvd.
Coral Springs, FL 33076
954-753-5598 or 800-311-8018

View hotel website

Our CRI discount rates are:

  • January 1-April 30, 2017: $150 per night plus tax for a standard room or $160 per night plus tax for a standard room with one hot buffet breakfast voucher (both rates are for single or double occupancy, but only one breakfast voucher is included). Rates are subject to hotel availability.
  • May 1-September 30, 2017: $129 per night plus tax for a standard room or $139 per night plus tax for a standard room with one hot buffet breakfast voucher (both rates are for single or double occupancy, but only one breakfast voucher is included). Rates are subject to hotel availability.
  • October 1-December 31, 2017: $145 per night plus tax for a standard room or $155 per night plus tax for a standard room with one hot buffet breakfast voucher (both rates are for single or double occupancy, but only one breakfast voucher is included). Rates are subject to hotel availability.

The Marriott uses an online reservation system for all group reservations to give guests more options for accommodations and services. You may also call Marriott Central Reservations at 800-311-8018 and provide the name of the company and your account code to receive your special corporate rate.

For 2017 reservations:
Note: All 2017 reservations will be made using the same link. Please note that reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis, so we recommend that you book your reservation as soon as your course registration is confirmed. See complete rate details listed above.

Click here to reserve your room for 2017 dates.

  • For April 21-27, 2017: $150 per night rate without breakfast or $160 per night rate with one breakfast voucher, Rates are subject to hotel availability.
  • For May 17-23, 2017: $129 per night rate without breakfast or $139 per night rate with one breakfast voucher, Rates are subject to hotel availability.

The Fort Lauderdale Marriott is providing a complimentary local shuttle that will transport students to and from Coral Springs Animal Hospital.

The Fort Lauderdale Marriott is a full-service hotel and resort. It does not accept pets.

 

More Information
Florida is a great vacation destination offering deep sea fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, kite boarding and more. If you want to include a family vacation with your trip, Disney World is just 3 hours north in Orlando, Florida.

Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau
City of Coral Springs
Visit Florida