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  |   September 30th - October 2nd, 2022

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Philip Bergman D.V.M., Ph.D

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine-Oncology
Director of Clinical Studies,  VCA-Antech
Oncologist, Katonah Bedford Veterinary Center
Bedford Hills, NY 

Catriona MacPhail D.V.M., Ph.D.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Professor of Surgery
Colorado State University

For this seminar I have asked the speakers to discuss practical topics of interest to the general practitioner. Dr. Philip Bergman is one of the leaders in medical oncology and Dr. Catriona MacPhail is one of the founding ACVS Fellows in surgical oncology. This combination is sure to answer your most common cancer management questions in a practical and informative presentation.

Seminar Schedule:

Registration: Friday Sept. 30, 2022 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast: Daily 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Lectures: Friday Sept. 30, 2022
Saturday Oct. 1
Sunday  Oct. 2
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Seminar Topics:

  • Why Treat Cancer?

  • Lumps and Bumps: What can you do? What is the best way to diagnose the problem?

  • Canine Lymphoma: How do I diagnose and are there effective treatments?

  • Feline Lymphoma: Cats are NOT Small Dogs- Can this be managed?

  • Soft Tissue Sarcomas- What should I tell the owner?

  • Mast Cell Tumors: The Latest and Greatest- What are the current recommendations?

  • Feline Vaccine Associated Sarcoma- do we know what is the cause & how to treat?

  • Paragynecology: Perianal and Mammary Tumors- what is the best way to manage?

  • Oral Tumors: The good, the Bad and the Ugly- What about the Melanoma vaccine?

  • Feline Head and Neck Tumors- care we making any advances in management?

  • Paraneoplastic Syndromes- what should we be looking for?

  • Chemotherapy Associated Nausea/Emesis: What about the newer medications?

  • Pain control therapy

  • Oncology Interactive

  • Skin & Subcutaneous Masses – Diagnosis and Excision

  • Abdominal Exploratory – Surgery as a Diagnostic Tool

  • Abdominal Organ Biopsy

  • Nontraumatic hemoabdomen – Diagnosis and decision-making

  • Splenectomy…but what if it’s not the spleen that’s bleeding?

  • Gastrointestinal Oncologic Surgery

  • Full and partial limb amputation

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Seminar Speakers

CE Hours

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 AAVBS RACEtrack program
  • Complete seminar notes


Hilton Sedona Resort & Spa

Hilton Sedona Resort & Spa

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Rising amidst the spectacular beauty of the magnificent Red Rock formations surrounding Sedona, Arizona, the new Hilton Sedona Resort offers guests the opportunity to experience one of the most uniquely beautiful sites on earth. Ideally located just 100 minutes from Phoenix or two hours from the breath-taking south rim of the Grand Canyon, the Hilton Sedona Resort offers an array of first class resort amenities and services.

The Hilton Resort is located in the Village of Oak Creek- just outside of the town of Sedona


The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock is Sedona’s Luxury Resort located amidst the spectacular beauty of Northern Arizona’s Red Rock Country in the heart of Sedona.

Hilton Sedona Resort

Sedona. The location is simply magical and has been called “The Most Beautiful Place in America.”

Our Guests enjoy stunning views of the majestic Red Rock formations surrounding the Hilton Sedona Resort – giving the Resort a feeling of a High Desert Lodge.

Hilton Sedona Resort


Group rates:

Hilton Sedona Resort

Run of house: $389.00 dbl/night plus taxes & resort fee

*There is a 3 night minimum stay required.*

Additional Fees (Subject to change without notice):

  • Rates above are subject to local taxes & fees, currently 6.33%.
  • Resort Fee: A daily $30.00 plus tax (normally $35.00) , room charge offers you in-room wifi, access to the Hilton Spa with select discounts, unlimited local and 800 phone calls, 10% discount at the pro shop at the Sedona Golf Resort & free parking.
  • There is a $20 per person/day plus tax-charge for 3rd & 4th adult in the room. Children under 18 yrs of age are free when staying in the same room as their parents.

Suggested Gratuities:

  • Porterage: $8.00 per person, round trip.
  • Daily Maid Service: $2.00 per room, per day.


Check-in is 4:00pm, check-out is 11:00am.  All guests arriving before 4:00pm may be accommodated as rooms become available provided that such guests elect to pay an early arrival fee of $25. Hotel’s Front Desk can arrange to check baggage for those arriving early when rooms are unavailable and for guests attending the seminar on departure day.  This can all be arranged on the day of arrival/departure with the hotel directly

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Area Attractions

Sedona is one of Arizona’s premier tourism, recreation, resort and art centers. Its location at the mouth of scenic Oak Creek Canyon and at the center of the state’s famous Red Rock Country affords breathtaking panoramas, a mild climate and plenty of sunshine. The area is the second most visited site in Arizona after the Grand Canyon. Established in 1902, the community was named for Sedona Schnebly, an early settler. Spreading across the central Arizona counties of Coconino and Yavapai, Sedona sits at an elevation of 4,500 feet (about 3,200 feet higher than Phoenix). Via Interstate 17, the town is 120 miles north of Phoenix and 30 miles south of Flagstaff.

Sedona has something for everyone – world-class resorts, small family-run motels, bed & breakfasts, fine restaurants, diverse shops and art galleries.

Outdoor Activities


The beauty of the area makes sightseeing and hiking popular; golf and tennis are almost year-round activities. Visitors can take a jeep tour into the backcountry or view the red rock monoliths from horseback or hot air balloon.  For more info: http://www.hiltonsedonaresort.com/?page=fun

Sites to See

Other attractions include Bell Rock, Slide Rock and Red Rock State Parks, Chapel of the Holy Cross, the Sedona Arts Center and Tlaquepaque, a Mexican-style arts and crafts village. Highway 89A through Oak Creek has been named by Rand-McNally and others as one of the most beautiful drives in America. Visitor sites that are just a day trip away include the Grand Canyon, Jerome, Meteor Crater and Sunset Crater.


Sedona Golf Resort

As a Guest at The Hilton Sedona Golf Resort & Spa, you are just steps away from teeing it up on Sedona’s most popular Golf Course, the Sedona Golf Resort, an 18-Hole, Par-71 Championship Golf Course. This spectacular Championship Golf Course was designed by Gary Panks to blend this challenging Golf Course within the natural beauty of the Red Rocks of Sedona.  The Sedona Golf Course at The Hilton Sedona Golf Resort & Spa has been named, “Top 10 New Public Golf Course” by Golf Magazine, “Best Par-3 Golf Course in the State” by the Arizona Republic, and “One of the 100 Most Women-Friendly Golf Courses in America” by Golf for Women Magazine.  Golf Course elevations range from 3,960 feet to as much as 4,260 feet, offering players Elevated Tees, Raised Greens and challenging approach shots.

Reserve a Tee Time please call: 928.284.4040 or Call Toll Free: 877.273.3762 or Email our Concierge.

Village of Oak Creek Golf Course:

The Village of Oak Creek Country Club (‘VOCC’) Golf Course is less than 1 mile from the Hilton Sedona Resort and Spa. The VOCC Golf Course features a traditional Golf Course Layout similar to those you may find in the Midwestern United States.  In the usual Trent Jones manner, the fairways are classic tree lined doglegs with fairway bunkers strategically placed in the landing areas, and the greens are all slightly elevated and surrounded with large swirling greenside bunkers.

To reserve a Tee Time please call: 928-284-6935.


Luxuriate and pamper yourself in this spacious 25,000 Square-Foot Spa Therapy Center. The fully equipped facility features a wide array of World-Class Spa Treatments, Lap Pool and Therapy Spa, Exercise opportunities and offerings to sooth mind and body – all in the unforgettable setting of Red Rock Sedona.  Amidst the unforgettable setting of the majestic Red Rocks of Sedona, the dramatic Coconino National Forest and the clear, crisp Juniper-scented air, the eforea: Spa at Hilton Sedona offers you one of the very best spa experiences in one of the most beautiful places in the world. At eforea: Spa at Hilton Sedona, guests emerge brighter: their bodies renewed, their spirits lifted, and their outlook brighter. 928.284.4040

Getting There

The Hilton Resort is located in the village of Oak Creek- just outside of downtown Sedona.

The two closest airports:

Several airline services Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG), but flights are limited.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is more convenient: http://skyharbor.com/


From Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, take 1-10 west to 1-17 north, approximately 120 miles. Exit at #298 and turn north onto Scenic Route 179. Continue on SR 179 for 6 miles. Turn left at first roundabout onto Ridge Trail Drive (hotel can be seen from Hwy 179). Drive time: approximately 1-1/2 hours.

Shuttle service: click here


Hilton Sedona Golf Resort & Spa
90 Ridge Trail Dr.
Sedona, AZ 86351

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $955.00

Register by:  August 12, 2022

Advanced:  $975.00

Register by:  Sept. 7, 2022

Regular:  $995.00

Register after:  Sept. 7, 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

  • complete seminar notes

  • submission of attendance to AAVBS RACEtrack program

  • breakfast and breaks daily

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  • Sedona
     September 30, 2022 - October 2, 2022
     1:00 am - 1:00 pm

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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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Accommodation Registration

Please note:

  • For Sedona, the easiest way to reserve your hotel room is to book online thru this link:

  • Booking Link: click here

  • Please DO NOT use the form below.  If you are having trouble booking your room thru the above link, please call our IVS Office at (800) IVS-5650.

Please only use the hotel request form below, if you are having problems with reserving your room thru the online hotel registration link and are not able to contact our office at 800-487-5650. This form is sent to our office and it will take up to 1 week for our office to receive confirmation from the hotel and then send out a confirmation to you.

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Please note: At this time, we are not able to accept credit card details online. As all hotels require a valid credit card to guarantee your room, after submitting the hotel request form, please call our office at 1 (800) 487-5650 to provide the card number.


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