ExpiredCardio-respiratory medicine update

Amelia Island

  |   July 8th - 10th, 2022

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Gary Oswald D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Tampa Bay Veterinary Specialists
Largo, FL.

Matthew Winter D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology
North America Vice-President,  VetCT

This seminar has been designed to present the most current information on the diagnosis and treatment of many cardiovascular and respiratory diseases that you are commonly asked to manage in your patients. The main emphasis of the seminars will be to give you practical information that you can readily utilize in your practice- along with providing information on the current treatments being offered at the referral centers. The combination of speakers is sure to provide you with a comprehensive discussion of the clinical problems.

Seminar Schedule:

Registration: Friday, July 8, 2022 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast: Daily 7:15 am – 8:00 am

Friday, July 8, 2022

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

Seminar Topics:



  • Is a heart murmur a consistent indicator of underlying heart disease? 

  • Murmurs, Gallops and Arrhythmias in cats. 

  • When should Atenolol or Diltiazem be considered for feline cardiomyopathy? 

  • What are the best treatment strategies for treating congestive heart failure in cats? 

  • Considerations in thromboprophylaxis treatment in feline cardiomyopathy patients? 

  • This asymptomatic dog has a murmur. What diagnostics should I consider? 

  • Treatment considerations in mitral valve disease vs dilated cardiomyopathy. 

  • Loop diuretic therapy in CHF – furosemide of torsemide? 

  • What role does spironolactone play in CHF patients? 

  • Reducing angiotensin and aldosterone – ACE-inhibitors or ARBs? 

  • When to initiate and how to dose pimobendan in cardiac patients. 

  • Use of Viagra in canine heart disease. 


  • That chronic coughing dog – how to determine whether it’s chronic bronchitis vs airway collapse. 

  • The value of non-endoscopic lower airway examination – transtracheal versus endotracheal lavage.

  • Using methylxanthine or sympathomimetic bronchodilators in coughing dogs. 

  • How to use traditional cough suppressants in coughing dogs? And maybe there are some alternate antitussives that might help as well.

  • When to consider surgical intervention or tracheal stenting in airway collapse patients.

  • Coughing cats – hairballs, feline asthma or some other respiratory disease? 

  • Reducing aeroallergen exposure in feline asthma patients. 

  • What are the preferred medical treatment options for asthmatic cats? 

  • Long term steroids ??  How to use them effectively and safely in feline asthmatic patients.

  • Bronchodilator treatment – is it indicated in asthmatic cats? 

  • Are human non-steroidal asthma drugs helpful in feline asthma patients? 

  • Should Cyproheptadine or Cerenia be considered in feline asthma patients? 

  • Is immunotherapy or stem cell therapy considered when treating asthmatic cats?  

  • Treatment considerations in aspiration and bacterial pneumonia patients.

  • Which antibiotics are preferred for treatment of bacterial pneumonia when a culture is not available?


  • Thoracic radiology in the dog with respiratory distress: heart or lungs

  • Thoracic radiology in the cat with respiratory distress: heart or lung?

  • Advanced imaging in dyspneic patients: how, when and why

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Seminar Speakers

  • Gary Oswald D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Tampa Bay Veterinary Consultants Oldsmar, FL
  • Matthew Winter D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology College of Veterinary Medicine University of Florida VP. VetCT North America

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


Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

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Omni, Amelia Island Plantation Resort is Florida’s premier AAA-Four Diamond destination island resort in perfect harmony with nature. Located on Amelia Island, Florida, just 29 miles north of Jacksonville International Airport (JAX), the 1350 acre property overlooks the blue water of the Atlantic on the east and the green marshland and Intracoastal Waterway on the west. Enjoy luxurious oceanfront accommodations, world-class resort pools, championship golf, full-service spa, endless dining options, and family-friendly activities. Relax on the largest multi-tiered pool deck in northeast Florida, featuring an adults-only infinity edge pool, a 10,000-square-foot family-friendly pool, Splash Park water playground for the kids, two hot tubs, and oversized fire pits.

Omni Amelia Island Plantation

Stroll 3.5 miles of pristine beach or spend an afternoon kayaking and paddleboarding through Amelia Island’s preserved marshlands. Children will enjoy our award-winning kids’ camp and Nature Center, both of which offer supervised activities.

Omni Amelia Island Plantation

Tee off from one of three Audubon International Certified Sanctuary golf courses. Designed by Pete Dye, Bobby Weed and Tom Fazio, our pristine courses have earned Omni Amelia Island Plantation a “Top 121 Golf Resorts in the World” ranking by Condé Nast Traveler. Follow up your tee time with a relaxing afternoon at The Spa or dining at any one of our nine superb restaurants.


Omni Amelia Island Plantation

Omni Amelia Island Plantation

Omni Amelia Island Plantation

The ocean view Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, offering 404 oceanview hotel rooms and suites. All private balconies face the ocean and are a delightful place for an early morning breakfast while enjoying the sunrise.  


Group rooms are sold out. Please call our office at 800-487-5650 for availability

Group room rate: Ocean Front $  double occ. per night plus applicable state & local taxes, currently 12%.

In addition to the rate set forth above, a Resort service fee is charged in the amount of $15 (reduced from $35 for IVS) per day plus taxes, and includes the following amenities:

  • In-room coffee station

  • Coffee in the Lobby 4:00am – 6:00am

  • Refreshment station in the Lobby 10:30am – 6:00pm

  • Seasonal poolside amenities

  • Resort beach access

  • Beach games (March – September)

  • Unlimited use of health & fitness center

  • Golf driving range privileges and one bucket of range balls

  • On-property resort transportation service

  • Unlimited Internet access in all guest rooms and Lobby

  • Unlimited in-room local & toll-free phone calls


Reduced Self Parking fee: $10.00 (normally $20.00)


Check-In: 3:00pm; Check-Out: 11:00am

Cancellations:  All reservations must be guaranteed by a valid major credit card. You can cancel your reservations up to 7 days prior to your scheduled arrival without penalty. Cancellations made within 7 days of your scheduled arrival, or no-shows, or early departures, will be charged for the complete scheduled stay.  

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Area Attractions


Amelia Island has plenty to offer the adventurous traveler. Whether you seek shopping and dining or festivals and culture, we can point you toward memorable days and nights out on the island. Learn More

Golf at the Plantation

Omni Amelia Island Plantation is committed to providing our guests and members with a first-class golf experience. Named a “Top 121 Golf Resort in the World” by Conde Nast Traveler, our resort is home to three incredible championship courses. And it was recently selected as the home of Golf Channel’s “Big Break: Florida.” We offer a golf pro shop, private instruction, equipment rentals, customized gifts and an extensive collection of golf accessories and sportswear.  Amelia Island golf

For tee times, call (904) 277-5907 or visit their website.

Amelia Island State Parks

From the tree-canopied roads of Fort Clinch to the remote driftwood beaches of Big Talbot, Amelia Island’s State Parks are among the most varied and beautiful in Florida. Perfect for campers, anglers, beachcombers and explorers alike, the Florida State Parks at Amelia Island offer an assortment of activities for every outdoor enthusiast. Enjoy daily tours at Fort Clinch State Park. Experience horseback riding, kayak tours and more at Amelia Island State Park. Explore the diverse variety of Amelia Island’s flora, fauna and fowl on Egans Creek Greenway.


Omni Amelia Island’s spa is pleased to offer a relaxation area and garden, perfect for before and after your treatments. Enjoy our vast array of herbal teas and organic citrus water, then relax and revive with our men’s and women’s spa treatments, including couple massages, facials, steam showers, signature Seaside Sensory Journey and Plantation Blossom Rituals. Our full-service salon offers haircuts, hairstyling, makeup application, bridal party appointments, manicures, pedicures, and child and teen services. Yoga classes are available through our spa, hosted in the “spa tree house.” Learn more


A skilled culinary team of chefs and hospitality professionals, along with inventive southern-style cuisine and a variety of dining venues, have earned Amelia Island Plantation a reputation for excellence in Florida resort dining. Our dining restaurants at Omni Amelia Island Plantation are family-friendly, offering many choices for children. Learn more

Getting There


Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort is only 29 miles from Jacksonville International Airport – JAX. Private and corporate aircraft charters can also fly directly to Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport, four miles north of the Resort.

Registration Fees:


Early Bird:  $955.00

Register by:  June 13, 2022

Advanced:  $975.00

Register by:  June 16, 2022

Regular:  $995.00

Register after:  June 16, 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 AAVSB RACEtrack program

  • breakfast and breaks daily

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  • Amelia Island
    July 8, 2022 - July 10, 2022
    12:05 am - 1:00 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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Accommodation Registration

Please note:  Group rooms are sold out. Please call our office at 800-487-5650 for availability

  • For Amelia Island, the easiest way to reserve your hotel room is to go online 

  • 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.


Please call the IVS travel group at 1 (800) 487-5650 for assistance.