“This is by far the best CE I have ever attended. Everything is so easy, from registering to lodging, the courses are awesome, and I always come home pumped!"
–Nathalie Fortier, DVM, CCRT, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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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.

Students are welcome to bring their (well-behaved) dogs to class. We require proof of rabies, distemper and parvovirus or a titer. Because our classes are held inside a busy veterinary hospital where contagious dogs may be, we strongly recommend your dog be vaccinated against bordetella, CIV and leptospirosis as well. Please treat for fleas and heartworm prior to attending class. If your dog is coming to class, please bring a towel or bed and a water bowl. Please contact [email protected] if you have further questions about bringing your dog.

Note: If you are attending the Canine Rehabilitation Veterinary Nurse course (formerly called Canine Rehabilitation Assistant), 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

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

Course Location 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.


Hotel Accommodations
CRI has arranged discounted rates with the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Coral Springs Hotel, but students are welcome to make reservations at other hotels in the area or find accommodations through rental services such as Airbnb, VRBO, and Home Away.

Fort Lauderdale Marriott Coral Springs Hotel, Golf Club and Convention CenterFort Lauderdale Marriott Coral Springs Hotel, Golf Club and Convention Center
(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

The Fort Lauderdale Marriott is now pet-friendly! There is a one-time (per stay) $50 non-refundable fee.

The Marriott uses an online reservation system for all group reservations to give guests more options for accommodations and services.

Our CRI discounted rates are:

  • December 2-6, 2022: $135 per night plus tax for a standard room, subject to availability. Deadline to book room at the discounted rate is November 9, 2022. Click here to reserve a room.

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 rate details listed above. You may also call Marriott Central Reservations at 800-311-8018 or the hotel directly and provide the account code "Canine Rehab" to receive your special corporate rate.

The Fort Lauderdale Marriott has discontinued its shuttle service and is no longer offering shuttle service to Coral Springs Animal Hospital.


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