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Cabo San Lucas

  |   December 1st - 3rd, 2022

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Howard Seim III D.V.M.

Diplomate, ACVS
Professor of  Small animal soft tissue surgery
Colorado State University

Ellen Behrend V.M.D., Ph.D.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Joezy Griffin Professor emerita
Department of Clinical Sciences
Auburn University


Seminar Schedule:

Travel day Wednesday:  November 30, 2022  

Welcome reception

Thursday: December 1, 2022

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
1:30 pm – 6:30 pm
6:30 pm



Friday: December 2

7:30 am – 8:00 am

8:00 am – 1:30 pm



Saturday: December 3

7:30 am – 8:00 am

8:00 am – 1:30 pm

Seminar Topics:


Dr. Seim’s thoughts on the following:

  • Cystotomy – managing canine cystic calculi

  • Enterotomy – managing canine linear FB

  • Feeding tubes – E-tube placement in dogs and cats

  • Intestinal anastomosis – tips to make it easier!

  • Brachycephalic syndrome – surgical management

  • Tracheostomy tubes – emergency and planned tracheostomy tube placement

  • Feline PU – a novel approach

  • Gall bladder mucocele – surgical management

  • OE vs OHE

  • Rapid splenectomy

  • Wound management secrets


Dr. Behrend will discuss:

  • Diabetes Mellitus in dogs & cats

  • Diagnosis and treatment of Hyperadrenocortism in Dogs

  • Canine Hypoadrenocortism

  • Canine Hypothyroidism

  • Diagnosis and treatment of Feline Hyperthyroidism

  • Disorders causing Insulin resistance.

  • Feline Adrenal disease.

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Seminar Speakers

  • Howard Seim III D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons Professor of Surgery Colorado State University
  • Ellen Behrend V.M.D. Ph.D. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Professor emerita Department of Clinical Sciences Auburn University

CE Hours

This seminar is 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:

  • Speakers are recognized specialists
  • Mandatory recorded attendance
  • Submission of attendance to AAVSB RACEtrack program
  • Complete seminar notes
  • Approved for 16 CE hrs by the AAVSB Race program


Hacienda del Mar Resort & Spa

Hacienda del Mar Resort & Spa

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The Hacienda del Mar Resort & Spa of Los Cabos captures the atmosphere of Old Mexico. You can stroll along its cobblestone lanes and winding paths, stopping to enjoy fountains, restaurants and quaint shops. The resort sits on a private beach amid 28 acres of quiet, lush gardens. Surrounding the resort is the famous Cabo del Sol Ocean Golf Course, by Jack Nicklaus. Relax as you lounge by any of four swimming pools or sit on the beach. Enjoy first-class services and amenities, and a state-of-the-art fitness center with spa.

Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Resort & Spa


Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Resort & Spa

Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Resort & Spa

Our Deluxe Rooms welcome you with ultra-comfortable amenities and Old Mexico style.

Hacienda Garden view rooms: Inspired by Mexican Hacienda Style room offers an inviting modern décor and amenities that accentuate your living style, lush surroundings and stunning garden views. 450 Sq ft

Cabo Ocean view rooms:  Consider this your calm oasis, your room leads onto a private balcony or terrace with views of our peaceful Sea of Cortez plus lush glimpses of gardens. 490 sq ft  

Baja Ocean Front view rooms: Savor your private ocean front room with balcony or terrace and soak up breathtaking ocean front views of Baja’s Sea of Cortez. 490 sq ft


Group room rates:  Group rooms are sold out. Please contact our office at 800-487-5650 or ivseminars@yahoo.com for current availability. Seminar registration is still open.

Hacienda Garden view: US$.00 dbl/night plus taxes

Cabo Ocean View: US$.00 dbl/night plus taxes

Baja Ocean Front: US$.00 dbl/night plus taxes

  • The rates above are based on single or double occupancy.   Max occupancy is 3 persons per room. $35.oo (plus taxes) per night charge for extra adult

  • Currently taxes are 16% VAT, 3% Hotel tax & also there is a mandatory daily service charge of 10% per room per night. (subject to change)- in lieu of staff gratuities.

  • Wireless Internet was $19 per day for up to 5 devices- but is now complimentary for IVS attendees

  • Rates will be available 4 days prior and 4 days after the meeting dates but will be based on availability only.

  • 20% discount on Cactus Spa treatments (special packages, beauty salon services and/or boutique items are not included) applicable to all Group participants.

  • 10% discount to play at Cabo del Sol Golf Course (desert course) and includes free transportation from Hotel to Cabo del Sol Club House.


Deposits: One night room rental plus taxes will be charged to each individual guest (non- refundable) 60 days prior to individual reservation arrival date, with the remaining balance due 30 days prior to individual reservation arrival date.

Cancellations: If you cancel between 60-30 days prior to your scheduled arrival, your deposit is forfeited.  If you cancel within 30 days of your scheduled arrival, there will be no refunds and you will be charged for your entire scheduled stay. If you are a no-show or depart early, you will be charged for your entire stay.  Check-in is at 3:00pm; Check-out is at 12:00pm (noon); guests who stay in their rooms beyond the check-out time without Hotel authorization will be charged for an additional room at the prevailing room rate.

Group rooms sold out
Please Call 1 (800) 487-5650
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Area Attractions

Spa services

Getting There


Please note that US$ are accepted everywhere in Cabo.

Fly to Los Cabos International Airport 

Beware of the timeshare operators offering free rides to the hotel.  Use the official shuttle companies- unless you want a time share…

We have used this company- they have a ticket booth after you clear customs in the arrivals area- or you can reserve online.  Please note that if you take a shared shuttle, it can take an hour to reach the Sheraton because they drop off at multiple hotels.  Transporte terrestre

There are also other shuttle companies available online.

Local Transportation Information

  • Beware of the timeshare operators offering free rides to the hotel.  Use the official shuttle companies- unless you want a time share…
  • We recommend flying into San Jose Del Cabo International Airport (SJD), just 20 miles from the resort. Ground transportation-taxi, shuttle service, or car rental-is the recommended mode of travel to and from the airport and around the area.
  • The shuttle service is located as you exit the baggage claim area. US dollars are accepted for your ride to the Resort.
  • Taxi’s are always available when you want to visit downtown and accept US dollars.

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $1015.00

Register by:  October 4, 2022

Advanced:  $1035.00

Register by:  November 4, 2022

Regular:  $1055.00

Register after:  November 4, 2022

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

  • Breakfast for registrants on Friday & Saturday

  • All breaks

  • Submission of attendance to AAVSB RACEtrack program

  • Welcome reception for all on Thursday nite

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  • Cabo San Lucas
     December 1, 2022 - December 3, 2022
     1:00 am - 5:00 pm

Register online

Online registration is easy and fast.  

But please confirm your hotel reservations prior to completing your registration or booking flights. Many Hotels are selling out many months ahead of our seminars. If you need to book a hotel room, click the link to the online hotel registration page.  If none is available for your selected seminar, please fill out our hotel request form or contact our office at 800-487-5650.  Please note that hotel rooms are not confirmed until you receive confirmation from the hotel (if you booked online thru our group link) or from our office for hotels that do not offer the online link.

IVS is now required by AAVSB RACE to upload your completed attendance into their “RACEtrack” system. Your state of license and your license number are required for all seminars starting in January 2022. More information is available at https://www.aavsb.org/ce-services/racetrack


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Passport Information

For International Travel

Passport requirements for international travel

Please note that all passengers traveling by air to or from the United States will be required to hold a valid passport. This requirement applies to all passengers, including U.S. citizens, traveling to and from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean.

When planning international travel, please be sure that you are in possession of all required documents for both outbound and return flights. Remember to allow ample time for acquiring official travel documents.

For complete information on the U.S. Department of State’s New Travel Initiative Requirements, please visit travel.state.gov.