Travel & Lodging
Information to help you plan your weekend lab experience.
We have compiled a list of lodging options. This beautiful area of northern New Jersey offers several unique Bed & Breakfast experiences as well as hotels. We’ve included a few recommendations (all within 20 minutes) from SonoPath veterinary Education Center location.
The Courtyard Marriott is the preferred hotel for the SonoPath SDEP® Hands-On labs and we have a special group rate for the lab weekend attendees. Transportation will be provided by our SonoPath Van to and from the education center from this location.
If you are staying at the Courtyard and would like to request a seat on the shuttle (from the Courtyard to the Education Center), please keep in mind, space is limited to the first 10 requests. To ensure a shuttle reservation please return the survey emailed to you ASAP.
Courtyard By Marriott – Rockaway/Mt. Arlington
15 Howard Blvd, Mt. Arlington, NJ 07856
Phone: (973) 770-2000
Website: Courtyard Rockaway/Mt.Arlington
Click to BOOK YOU ROOM: March Echo Lab
(room blocks are first come, first serve – last day to book is Thursday March 9, 2023)
Click to BOOK YOU ROOM: May Abdomen Lab (and Sampling Lab/Thur.)
(room blocks are first come, first serve – last day to book is Thursday, April 20, 2023)
Click to BOOK YOU ROOM: August Abdomen Lab (and Sampling Lab/Thur.)
(room blocks are first come, first serve – last day to book is Thursday, August 10, 2023)
Click to BOOK YOU ROOM: September Echo Lab
(room blocks are first come, first serve – last day to book is Thursday, September 14, 2023)
Click to BOOK YOU ROOM: December Everything + Ortho Lab
(room blocks are first come, first serve – last day to book is Thursday, November 16, 2023)
Additional Recommended Lodging Options:
The Wooden Duck Bed & Breakfast
140 Goodale Rd, Newton (Andover Township) NJ 07860
Email: [email protected]
Website: The Wooden Duck
To check availability and current pricing – Call (973) 300-0395 or visit their website and inform them you are with SonoPath.
The Whistling Swan Bed & Breakfast
110 Main Street, Stanhope, NJ 07874
Email: [email protected]
Website: The Whistling Swan B&B
Phone: (973) 347-6369
Holiday Inn and Suites Newton/Sparta
8 North Park Drive, Newton, NJ 07860
Phone: (973) 940-8888
Website: Holiday Inn & Suites
SonoPath Veterinary Education Center Location:
141 Main Street, Andover, NJ 07821
General Lab Weekend Schedule:
- Friday – Sunday 8:00am – 4:30pm
- light breakfast & morning lectures
- 3 hrs. scanning lab each day
- Lunch break
- Afternoon lectures
*Sampling Lab Schedule:
- Thursday (before weekend abdomen lab):
- 1:00pm – 3:30pm: Lectures
- 3:30pm – 6:00pm: scanning lab (FNA’s & biopsy procedures)
*ONLY available before Abdomen Lab weekends (January, May, August, December 2023) and is a SEPARATE course sign-up – ask about our special discount for weekend attendees.
The closest airport is Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). If traveling by plane, we encourage you to book your return flight NO EARLIER than 7pm on Sunday.
Traveling to and from the airport via car service or Uber/Lyft is recommended if you are not renting a car.
If you want to go out for a bite to eat or explore the area after your lab day – we recommend renting a car, as Uber and Lyft can sometimes be unreliable in the area near our education center in Andover.
Please email [email protected] for a current local list of car services.
**Those staying at the Courtyard by Marriott can use the SonoVan shuttle for transportation to & from the Education Center but are limited to only 10 guests.
While in the area, there are some GREAT restaurants we love and recommend: