ExpiredAnesthesia & pain management in practice today

Yosemite, CA

  |   October 8th - 10th, 2021

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Tamara Grubb D.V.M., Ph.D.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Anesthesia & Analgesia
Assistant Professor of Anesthesia & Pain Management
Washington State University

Sheilah Robertson BVMS, (Hons), Ph.D.

Senior Medical Director, Lap of Love
Gainseville, FL

This all new seminar has been designed to provide you with practical information on the current thoughts on anesthesia along with acute and chronic pain management in your practice. The combination of two Anesthesiologist/pain management specialists will provide a unique approach to the patient management. Dr’s Grubb and Robertson will discuss their approach to management of patients requiring anesthesia along with their assessment and management of pain in practice today.

Seminar Schedule:

Registration: Friday Oct. 8, 2021 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast: Daily 7:15 am – 8:00 am

Friday Oct. 8, 2021
Saturday Oct. 9
Sunday Oct. 10

8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Seminar Topics:

  • Sedation, anesthesia and analgesia for fractious/aggressive patients

  • What goes up might come down: Treating anesthesia-related hypotension

  • Constant rate infusions: CRI, don’t CRY

  • Beyond NSAIDs: Treating chronic pain in dogs UPDATES!

  • Local anesthesia: Get the Nerve! Which blocks aren’t you using?

  • Pain scoring in your practice: acute pain dogs and cats

  • The central role of ketamine in pain management

  • Assessing and managing chronic pain in cats

  • Anesthesia for the geriatric patient

  • The impact of obesity on anesthesia

  • Anesthesia for C-sections

  • Anesthesia and analgesia myths and misconceptions

  • Case discussions– cats and dogs, acute and chronic pain management

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Seminar Speakers

  • Tamara Grubb D.V.M., Ph.D. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Anesthesia & Analgesia Associate Professor of Anesthesia & Pain Management Washington State University
  • Sheilah Robertson B.V.M.S, Ph.D. DACVAA, DECVAA, DACAW, DECAWBM (WSEL), MRCVS. Senior Medical Director, Lap of Love Gainseville, FL

CE Hours

This seminar is AAVSB RACE approved for 16 CE hrs.  

This program has been submitted for 16 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions, which recognize AAVSB’s RACE approval; however, participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and /or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Call IVS at 800-487-5650 for further information.

IVS complies with the following guidelines:

  • Mandatory recorded attendance
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Complete seminar notes
  • Approved for 16 CE hrs by the AAVSB Race program


Tenaya Lodge

Tenaya Lodge

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Please note the exact location of the Lodge- it is 2 miles outside the south entrance in Fish Camp CA. – not in the park. But it is an easy drive to all the attractions.


Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite is set at the national park’s South Gate, a stunning mountain destination right next door to Yosemite National Park in the Sierra National Forest. Tenaya Lodge is an all-season resort that offers AAA Four-Diamond Yosemite accommodations, including Lodge Rooms and Cottage Rooms, a rich range of recreational activities, and awe-inspiring natural beauty at every turn. Located just two miles from the park’s south entrance, our resort offers the cozy feel of a mountain retreat – but features a full range of world-class amenities. 

Here at Tenaya Lodge, we like to call it “roughing it” minus the “rough” part. The warm and inviting atmosphere of Tenaya’s Yosemite National Park lodging is reflected in our guestrooms and suites.  Here, you will discover a rich resort realm with room to stretch out and recall the sights and sounds of your national park day, picture-windows filled with forest views and furnishings infused with Native American design.  For socializing, there’s Tenaya Lodge’s Grand Lobby, with soaring, open-beam ceilings, classic lodge furniture and roaring, rock-hewn fireplace.

All Tenaya Lodge accommodations feature the modern amenities of an AAA Four-Diamond resort experience. Bath amenities include all-natural ingredients and eco-friendly packaging. Fully equipped Yosemite Park lodging for physically challenged guests is also available.

  • Ascent Spa at Tenaya Lodge –  Our luxurious, full-service spa features 12 treatment rooms and signature organic treatments, men’s and women’s steam rooms and saunas, relaxation rooms, a fitness center, and a spa boutique with local and organic product lines. A Silver LEED-certified spa, Ascent Spa is recognized for its green building design and sustainable operations.
  • Swimming Pools – Tenaya Lodge boasts two indoor heated pools and a newly expanded outdoor pool area with a zero-entry main pool and adjacent kids’ splash pool. You’ll also find poolside cabanas and a café that provide the perfect place to relax after the day’s adventures – or unwind in one of the four spa hot tubs situated throughout the mountain resort property.

  • On-site and In-room Dining –  With five dining venues located on property, Tenaya Lodge’s restaurants range from casual to candlelit.  From family-friendly restaurants to gourmet eateries, Tenaya Lodge has a delicious range of dining options. Enjoy a family dinner at Sierra Restaurant, Jackalope’s Bar & Grill, Parkside Deli, or Timberloft Pizzeria, or plan a romantic evening for two at the upscale and intimate Embers. Or, kick back with in-room dining. 
  • Recreation & Activities –  In addition to hiking, biking, climbing, and sightseeing in Yosemite National Park, our mountain resort features plenty of on-site activities. You’ll also find world-class golf, horseback riding, fishing & rafting nearby.
  • Pet-Friendly Lodging – Dog-friendly rooms include a special bed just for your pup to suggestions for places to explore together. Pet-sitting services are available. For dog-sitting and dog-walking services, this requires a three-hour minimum and advance notice. Service guarantee is based upon sitter availability. Please contact the Tenaya Lodge concierge for pricing information or to reserve a sitter for your dog. To book pet services prior to your stay, contact our concierge or call 888-514-2167 and select option 3. 

For additional information about any of the amenities at Tenaya Lodge or for help planning your vacation, please contact our concierge at 888-514-2167.

Group premium room rate – $ 255.00 dbl/night + taxes + resort fee 

Room rates are exclusive of 13% occupancy tax, and a $0.75 per room per night California Tourism Assessment that is subject to change in accordance with State and Local Taxes.

A $1.00 charge per room per night will be added to your bill as a generous donation for the enhancement and preservation of the Yosemite Experience.  100% of your donation goes to the Yosemite Conservancy (YC), the non-profit organization that not only offers many programs like Free Art Classes and Yosemite Theater, but also organizes volunteers that help with many park projects, manages wilderness permits, provides bear proof canisters, and publishes many of the best guidebooks about Yosemite. 

 The Resort Services Fee of $30 per night inclusive of taxes includes:

  • Wi-Fi (high-speed internet)
  • Overnight Parking
  • Two Bottles of Water Daily
  • Full Access to the Fitness Room, Steam Rooms, and Saunas in Ascent Spa
  • Access to the Resort Pools and Spas
  • Business Center Access
  • Toll-Free and Local Telephone Calls
  • Newspaper Available Daily in the Lobby
  • Rollaways


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Area Attractions

Great resorts are ultimately defined by their surrounding environments, and in this regard, Tenaya Lodge is exceptional. The property’s full-service Concierge Department is the place to learn about the many Yosemite activities inside and outside the gates of the National Park.

The activities available include a popular evening flashlight hike, riding the network of mountain bike trails that crisscross the surrounding forest, a guided hike to a secret waterfall and the neighboring Sugar Pine Railroad’s Moonlight Special dinner excursion. 
A lively repertoire of year-round events and Yosemite activities draws a steady flow of adventure-seekers to Tenaya Lodge. Tenaya Lodge’s Guest Concierge Department specializes in revealing the region’s distinct options for every age, agility and interest. The knowledgeable staff can arrange naturalist guides, mountain bike rentals, fly fishing permits, horseback rides, gold panning, spa treatments, equipment rentals, rock climbing trainers, and dozens more outdoor adventures ranging from gentle to extreme.

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Yosemite Park Details 
Yosemite National Park embraces almost 1,200 square miles of scenic wild lands set aside in 1890 to preserve a portion of the central Sierra Nevada that stretches along California’s eastern flank. The park was established on October 1, 1890.

The protected status that Yosemite Park has enjoyed over the last 120 years has allowed for the preservation of many of its plant species and wildlife.

Yosemite National Park covers a huge area of the western Sierra Nevada Mountains in central California and has innumerable lakes, meadows, forests and granite summits with endless unspoiled alpine scenery. At the center is Yosemite Valley, a half-mile deep depression carved by glaciers during the last ice age, which now has soaring 3,000 foot high domes and many powerful waterfalls, including three of the world’s highest. Visitors all year can gaze up from the Valley floor to appreciate the enormity of it all. During summer (or for those willing to do an overnight ski trip in winter), the view from Glacier Point provides a breathtaking perspective from above.

Today visitation to Yosemite National Park is around 5 million visitors annually. Visitation exceeded one million in 1954 for the first time and by 1976 over two million people were visiting Yosemite annually. However, even with the increasing visitation to the park, all you have to do is lift your eyes ever so slightly above the crowds and you’ll feel your heart instantly moved by unrivalled splendors. The haughty profile of Half Dome, the hulking presence of El Capitan, the drenching mists of Yosemite Falls, the gemstone lakes of the high country’s subalpine wilderness, the giant sequoias of Wawona, Hetch Hetchy’s pristine pathways, all of these beautiful natural wonders will make you feel at one with the pristine Yosemite wilderness.

Getting There

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Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite is located 55 miles north of Fresno International Airport (FAT) on State Highway 41 and 2 miles from the south entrance to Yosemite. 

Please note the exact location of the Lodge- it is 2 miles outside the south entrance in Fish Camp CA. – not in the park

The lodge is approximately 4 hrs by car from San Francisco or Los Angeles and 3 hrs from Sacramento.  

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Registration Fees:

Early Bird: $955.00

Register by:  August 19, 2021

Advanced: $975.00

Register by:  Sept. 17, 2021

Regular: $995.00

Register after:  Sept. 17, 2021

Special Pricing:

Veterinary Technicians receive an $80 discount using promo code “techsaver”. Enter the code during checkout in the  submit promotion code box.

Registration Includes:

  • 16 CE hours
  • complete seminar notes
  • certificate of attendance
  • breakfast and breaks daily

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  • Yosemite
    October 8, 2021 - October 10, 2021
    1:00 am - 1:00 pm

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