ExpiredIt’s all in their head – managing common clinical problems.

Duck on the Outer Banks

  |   September 30th - October 2nd, 2022

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Sept. 28. We are closely monitoring Hurricane Ian and at this time our seminar is on schedule.

Kathryn Good D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
Clinical Ophthalmologist
U.C. Davis

Terry Marie Curtis D.V.M., M.S.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
Clinical Behaviorist
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
Gainesville, FL

Kathy & Terry are going to discuss management of the most common problems that they encounter in their clinical practices. This course will present a practical approach to the diagnosis and management of these common problems using a combination of didactic and case-based teaching. This combination of an Ophthalmologist and Behaviorist is sure to provide you with some very practical tips on a broad range of topics.

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:

Practical ophthalmology topics

  • Corneal lacerations- what 2 questions must I ask and why?

  • Which ophthalmoscope should I use and how do I use it?

  • Feline conjunctivitis: can I treat it like canine conjunctivitis?

  • Feline herpesvirus: What anti-viral do I use?

  • When do I refer a patient for cataract surgery and what do I do in the meantime?

  • How do I treat an infected ulcer?

  • What one prognostic test must I do with a ruptured eye?

  • KCS: What do I do when cyclosporine doesn’t work?

  • This superficial ulcer won’t heal! What do I do next?

  • Entropion: any options other than the Hotz-Celsus?

  • Cherry eye surgery: Why won’t this gland stay in place?

  • Lens luxations: what do I do before I send it to you?

  • What are my options for eyelid tumors in old dogs?

  • How do I make any sense of my fundus examination findings?

  • Why is this dog’s cornea blue?

  • Golden retriever uveitis: What is it and why do I need to know about it?

  • How do I differentiate cataracts from nuclear sclerosis?

  • Glaucoma: What do I really need to know?

  • Corneal melanosis: why does it happen and what can I do about it?


Practical behavior topics:

  • Language and Learning – It’s Everything                                                                                        

  • Behavioral Psychopharmacology – Which Medication to Use and Why                     

  • Human-Directed Canine Aggression: Why Dogs Bite People – Do You Think You Know?   

  • Inter-Dog Aggression: Why Dogs Fight- It’s Not Always What You Think                                             

  • House Soiling in Cats – Part I: Eliminating Outside of the Litter Box – Still The #1 Issue in Cats: WHY??            

  • House Soiling in Cats – Part II: Urine Marking – “Normal” Behavior That Drives US Crazy!                                                                                         

  • Departure/Separation/Kennel Anxiety: Why Dogs Panic When Left Alone  

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Seminar Speakers

  • Kathryn Good Koehler D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists Clinical Professor of Veterinary Ophthalmology U.C. Davis
  • Terry Marie Curtis Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Behaviorists Veterinary Clinical Behaviorist. St. Augustine, FL.

CE Hours

This seminar is approved for 16 CE hrs. by AAVSB RACE. 

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
  • Approved for 16 CE hrs by the AAVSB Race program


Sanderling Resort and Spa

Sanderling Resort and Spa

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The Sanderling Resort & Spa on North Carolina ‘s Outer Banks touches the shores of both the majestic Atlantic Ocean and the serene Currituck Sound. Located near, Duck, N.C., This North Carolina resort, The Sanderling, with its luxurious spa overlooking the sound, is the Outer Banks only true resort. Its unique natural environment and secluded ocean beaches offer guests an exclusive setting in which to relax and unwind. Quite simply, The Sanderling is the ultimate Outer Banks vacation spot.

The Sanderling Resort & Spa

The low-rise, cedar shingled buildings that comprise the resort pay homage to the traditional building forms of coastal North Carolina, and provide guests with luxurious accommodations, a lavish spa, first-class conference facilities and a variety of memorable dining experiences, putting together the perfect North Carolina vacation.

Offering miles of unspoiled ocean beach just 5 miles from the charming village of Duck and adjacent to the Pine Island Audubon Sanctuary, The Sanderling is truly unique. As our guest, you’ll appreciate what seasoned travelers have always known-the enjoyment of a destination is often increased by its separation from the ordinary at this North Carolina resort.

Resort Amenities

The Sanderling offers a number of on-site recreational amenities, highlighted by a luxurious spa and a fully-equipped fitness center. Guests may also enjoy an indoor swimming pool, swim spa and Jacuzzi. During warm weather months, our Eco-Center is open to assist guests in their explorations of the Outer Banks natural environment.



Nearby recreational amenities open to guests of The Sanderling include championship-quality golf courses, the Pine Island Indoor Racquet Club, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, and the 3,400-acre Audubon Sanctuary.

Five miles from The Sanderling, the village of Duck offers unique shops and galleries specializing in art and crafts.

The Sanderling Resort & Spa


Group Room rates:

Group rooms are sold out. Please contact our office at 800-487-5650 for current availability. Seminar registration is still available.

  • Standard Room:  $.00 per night plus tax/resort fee
  • SoundView King Room: $.00 per night plus tax/resort fee
  • Premium King room:  $.00 per night plus tax/resort fee
  • Ocean view king room:$.00 per night plus tax/resort fee

Rates above are based on single or double occupancy.

Taxes are currently 12.75% and subject to change without notice.

Resort fee: $35.00 plus tax- per room per night. The nightly Resort Fee includes wireless internet, parking, newspapers, morning coffee and tea, access to steam room and indoor pool, fitness center, beach chairs and umbrellas.


Cancellations & Deposit:
A deposit in the amount of 50% of the total reservation value is required at the time of booking. An additional deposit of 50% of the total reservation value is required sixteen (16) days prior to arrival. Cancellations outside of sixteen (16) days will receive a full refund minus a $25 administrative processing fee. Cancellations within fifteen (15) days of arrival will result in a full forfeiture of the entire deposit amount. No shows or early departures are considered a full cancellation of reserved nights and deposits for these are non-refundable. 

Hurricane policy: Once an evacuation notice (either voluntary or mandatory) is issued by Dare County Officials, all room reservations from that time forward are fully refundable.

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

Part of the Outer Banks’s charm is the remoteness of the area. Since it’s accessible only by ferry or by driving over one of the bridges that connects it to the mainland, once you’re here, you feel far removed from the rest of the world. But it’s really not that far. Join us in Duck as we venture for the first time onto this spectacular set of islands.

Things to do:

  • Spa & Fitness Center
  • Golf
  • Audubon Sanctuary
  • Art Collection
  • Eco Center
  • Tennis
  • Local Attractions
  • Special Events

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Resort Amenities

Getting There


If you are flying in- The Norfolk Airport is about 80 miles from Duck.

Travel Tips

The Sanderling is located on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, at the mid-point of the Atlantic Coast of the United States with easy access via major north-south and east-west interstate highways.

IVS Travel Group Info

Please call the IVS travel group at 1-800-487-5650 for assistance. We can also check packages for you.

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $955.00

Register by:  August 3, 2022

Advanced:  $975.00

Register by:  Sept 2, 2022

Regular:  $995.00

Register after:  Sept. 2, 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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  • Duck on the Outer Banks
    September 30, 2022 - October 2, 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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