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  |   September 23rd - 25th, 2022

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Matt Miller D.V.M., M.S.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology)
President, Black Mountain Veterinary Cardiology
Phoenix, AZ.


Lynelle Johnson D.V.M, Ph.D.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Professor of Medicine
U.C. Davis

Seminar Schedule:

Registration: Friday Sept. 23, 2022 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast: Daily 7:15 am – 8:00 am

Friday Sept. 23, 2022
Saturday Sept. 24
Sunday Sept. 25

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

Seminar Topics:

  • Getting the most out of your physical exam 

  • Coughing cats 

  • How to manage chronic cough in the dog 

  • Pneumonia in dogs and cats 

  • How does laryngeal dysfunction contribute to cough?

  • Feline Myocardial Disease: Thick hearts thin hearts and clots

  • Anything new in the management of thromboembolic disease?

  • Valvular Heart Disease: Little dogs, bigger and bigger hearts.

  • Pericardial Disease: Diagnosis and Therapy 

  • Canine Myocardial disease: Now we are talking big dogs

  • ECGs – Easy as ABCs

  • Specific antiarrhythmic therapy therapeutic options.

  • Managing cardiopulmonary cases



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Seminar Speakers

  • Matt Miller D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology) President, Black Mountain Veterinary Cardiology Phoenix, AZ.
  • Lynelle Johnson, D.V.M, Ph.D. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Professor of Medicine U.C. Davis

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


Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa

Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa

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Experience the charm and beauty of California’s world-famous wine country from one of the premier Napa Valley hotels – the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa. Our Napa Valley hotel room accommodations are perfect for business travel and leisurely exploring. Our convenient location, just off of Highway 29, makes us an ideal choice for exploring the Napa Wine Country and other exciting local activities and attractions. 

The award-winning associates of this Napa hotel all share the same priority: you. Our concierges will delight in revealing Napa’s hidden treasures and are experts when it comes to recommending California Wine Country experiences. Take advantage of this incredible location to fulfill your passion for wine, world-class food at our VINeleven, golf and sheer relaxation at the Spa.


Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa

Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa

These sophisticated Napa accommodations near many Napa Valley wineries surround guests in comfort. Plush pillow-top mattresses with luxurious linens and pillows encourage a great night’s sleep. Wireless and wired high-speed internet is available in all guest rooms at our lodging in Napa, CA. Rooms feature ergonomic desks, Wi-Fi & hard-wired Internet access, and flat-panel HD Televisions. In-room coffee/tea service, hair dryer, iron & ironing board all help provide the comforts of home.

Price:  Group rooms are sold out. Please contact our office at 800-487-5650 for updated availability.  Seminar registration is still open.

Group room rates:

Run of house: $.00 dbl/night plus taxes & destination fee (based on single or double occupancy).

There is a 2 night minimum stay requirement.

Additional taxes & fees (subject to change without notice):

  • State and local taxes, currently 12%

  • California Tourism Assessment fee, currently 0.24%

  • Napa Tourism Improvement District Assessment Fee, currently 3%.  


    A daily Destination Amenity Fee of $10.00 (normally $20 but IVS attendees get this discount)  will be implemented on all individual guest International Veterinary Seminars and include the following:

    Bottled Water (2)

    Starbucks House Blend Coffee (2)

    Enhanced Internet Access

    Bicycle Rental (2)

    Spa Access (Locker Room, Steam Room & Jacuzzi)

    Culinary Garden Tour with Sparkling Wine (4:00 PM)


Check-In: 4:00pm, Check-Out: 12:00pm

Cancellations: There is no penalty for cancellations at least 7 days prior to your scheduled arrival. You will be charged for your complete scheduled stay if you cancel within 7 days of your scheduled arrival, or are a no-show, or depart early.

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Area Attractions

Staying at the Napa Marriott allows guests to tour any of the 400 nearby wineries. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon touring Napa or Sonoma wineries  or see Wine Country from a hot air balloon:

Balloon Rides
The Wine Train

Premier Championship Eagle Vines Golf Course


For more Area Attractions, click here



On site, you’ll find VINeleven restaurant and bar. Napa Valley Executive Chef Brian Whitmer incorporates local, seasonal ingredients to create simple dishes with a gourmet touch. 

In the heart of downtown Napa’s up & coming Oxbow District, Oxbow Public Market is a one-of-a-kind place, not to be missed. Whether you are in search of a tasty picnic, great ‘take-out’, fabulous meal provisions, or if you are looking for a bottle of wine, river front patio dining and a unique shopping experience, Oxbow will answer all your needs under one roof. 

Or, if you’re looking for something else off-site, learn more here.

Getting There


Flying into Sacramento is often the easiest airport to avoid the traffic around San Francisco.

San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Hotel direction: 61.2 miles N

Oakland (OAK)

Hotel direction: 54.2 miles N

Sacramento Airport (SMF)

Hotel direction: 66.7 miles SW

Location Transportation Information

Driving Directions

Travel Tips

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.  We highly recommend renting a car, parking on-site is complimentary.  It’s the best and easiest way to explore the area.

IVS Travel Group Info

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

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $955.00

Register by:  July 29, 2022

Advanced:  $975.00

Register by:  August 25, 2022

Regular:  $995.00

Register after:  August 25, 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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  • Napa
    September 23, 2022 - September 25, 2022
    1:00 am - 2:00 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:

  • For Napa, 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.


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