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Big Sky MT

  |   August 14th - 16th, 2023

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Ashley Bourgeois D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology
Animal Dermatology Clinic
Portland, OR

Alison Clode D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
Staff Ophthalmologist
Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital
Portsmouth, NH

Alison & Ashley 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 Dermatologist is sure to provide you with some very practical tips on a broad range of topics.

Seminar Schedule:

Registration: Monday August 14, 2023 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast: Daily 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Lectures:

Monday August 14, 2023
Tuesday August 15, 2023
Wednesday August 16, 2023

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

Seminar Topics:

Dr. Bourgeois:

What am I missing in the itchy dog?
Several studies show that pruritus is the number one reason a client brings their dog to the veterinarian. Allergic skin diseases are common problems in canine patients, and many of the clinical presentations are similar which can make these cases frustrating. This lecture will focus on the allergic workup, acute treatment of pruritus, and client communication. 
 

How to conquer the itchy cat

Different categories of feline allergies can be difficult to differentiate from one another.  Understanding the different patterns of cutaneous lesions, response to treatment, and management of secondary issues is important for control.This lecture will present how to differentiate and perform a diagnostic workup for flea, food, and environmental allergies in cats.  

Diagnosing otitis the right way

Managing difficult otitis externa cases in cats and dogs can be challenging, chronic, and frustrating. This lecture will discuss a complete approach to the diagnostic workup of otitis externa including cytology, culture and sensitivity, handheld otoscopy, and video otoscopy.

From ear drops to pills: how to effectively treat otitis externa and media

Choosing appropriate ear cleansers and initial therapeutics can be imperative in defeating micro-organisms. However, systemic therapy can also be used to help alleviate discomfort and treat infection in complicated cases. This is especially true when disease extends deeper than the external ear canal. This lecture will address how to assess the best treatment plan for every type of otitis case from a simple yeast otitis to a resistant otitis media.

Don’t fear the smear (basics of cytology)

Cytology is one of the most important diagnostic tools in dermatology.  A quick, inexpensive test that can be essential in diagnosing and managing various skin diseases.  This lecture will discuss what different findings of cells, organisms and structures may indicate.  Also, techniques for collecting and interpreting cytologies from different anatomical sites will be discussed.

Dr. Clode:

  • How should I perform a complete ophthalmic exam?
  • How should I manage entropion in puppies and kittens?
  • How should I manage entropion in older dogs and cats?
  • What can I do about distichia?
  • How should I manage ectopic cilia?
  • How should I approach eyelid lacerations?
  • Do I realllllyyy have to replace that prolapsed third eyelid gland?
  • What’s going on with blepharitis in dogs?
  • What’s going on with blepharitis in cats?
  • What can I do for KCS, especially when it’s non-responsive?
  • What is a good approach to epiphora?
  • What can be done for tear staining?
  • How should I manage eyelid tumors in dogs?
  • What about eyelid tumors in cats?
  • How should I recognize and manage simple corneal ulcers in dogs?
  • What about nonhealing ulcers in dogs?
  • How should I recognize and manage complicated corneal ulcers in dogs? 
  • What about corneal ulcers in cats?
  • How should I diagnose and manage eosinophilic keratitis in cats?
  • What is Ocu-GLO and what can it be used for?
  • Topical steroids or cyclosporine or NSAIDs….?
  • Why is this cornea blue?
  • How should I handle exophthalmos?
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Seminar Speakers

  • Ashley Bourgeois D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology Animal Dermatology Clinic Portland Portland, OR 97086
  • Alison Clode D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists Staff Ophthalmologist Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital Portsmouth, NH

CE Hours

This seminar is AAVSB RACE 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:

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

Accommodations

The Summit Hotel

The Summit Hotel

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Big Sky is a home base for mountain travelers in search of adventure and exhilaration, scenic views, wellness and relaxation, guided hikes and more. Take advantage of the many activities and experiences that make Big Sky an ideal summer destination.

 

Summit Hotel:

In Big Sky, we don’t escape from the elements when we go indoors, we bring them with us—from views of the surrounding peaks out every window to the art adorning the walls inspired by the same feeling. The pinnacle of Big Sky lodging, the Summit Hotel, channels the grandeur of Lone Peak. From the elevated-by-the-elements polish of its lobby to the alluring details that infuse its on-mountain rooms and inspired dining options, the Summit signs every detail with an alpine air.

 

Price: (Group rooms based on availability) This rate is single/double occupancy. There  is a $10 per extra person per night.

  • Summit Studio (Murphy/Sleeper): $289.00 per room, per night, plus taxes & fees.
  • Summit Two Queen Hotel:  $359.00 per room, per night, plus taxes & fees.
  • Summit One King Hotel: $379.00 per room, per night, plus taxes & fees.
  • Summit One Bedroom (One Queen/Sleeper): $649.00 per room, per night, plus taxes & fees.
  • Summit Two Bedroom: $per room, per night, plus taxes & fees. Call for availability and pricing

*The above rate is based on single/double occupancy.  There is an extra charge of $10 per person per night, staying in the room.

Additional Fees & Taxes:

The above lodging rates do not include tax and service fees. The current total is twenty two percent(22%) tax and service fees on accommodations. This twenty two percent (22%) is made up of eight percent (8%) state bedding/accommodation tax, four percent (4%) local/resort tax, and ten percent (10%) resort service fee. Percentages are subject to change depending on current federal, state, local laws, and resort policy.

Parking: Self-Parking is complimentary at Big Sky Resort. Underground valet parking in the Summit Hotel is available

for $20 per vehicle per night for Summit Hotel Guests and $40 per vehicle per night for all other guests.

Terms

Deposits:

A deposit equal to one (1) night’s stay including tax and service fees is required at the time of booking. 

Cancellations:  

Your deposit is fully refundable up to thirty (30) days prior to arrival.  If your reservation is canceled or modified, including room type change to an accommodation type at a lower rate, within thirty (30) days prior to arrival, a cancellation fee will be assessed equal to the room rate, tax & service fee per night that is canceled.

We strongly suggest purchasing trip insurance.  If you would like us to give you a quote, please give us call.

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Area Attractions

 

 

Big Sky is basecamp for Yellowstone National Park…click here

 

Activity Finder..click here.

Although known for legendary skiing and easy access to America’s first National Park, today there are more ways than ever to truly enjoy the Big Sky area and immerse yourself into the great outdoors.

Whether it’s escaping into the solitude of the back country wilderness on horseback or by foot, or experiencing adventures in the canyon ravines on idyllic rivers, there are so many ways to spend your day in Big Sky in both summer and winter.

Getting There

 

How to get to Big Sky, MT..click here

With over 40 nonstop flights connecting more than 30 destinations, Big Sky is the most connected mountain resort in the country. Serviced by Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN), travelers are just an hour-long scenic drive up the Gallatin River Canyon from Big Sky. Connectivity from the airport to Big Sky is easy with a vast number of local transportation providers

Registration Fees:

Early Bird: $995.00

Register by:  June 15, 2023

Advanced: $1015.00

Register by:  July 14, 2023

Regular: $1035.00

Register after:  July 14, 2023

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

Seminar Registration:

Details Price Qty
Early Bird $995.00 (USD)  
Advanced $1,015.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
June 15, 2023
Regular $1,035.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
July 14, 2023

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  • Big Sky
    August 14, 2023 - August 16, 2023
    12:05 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

Questions?  

For regular seminars: ivseminars@yahoo.com

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.

Accommodation Registration

Please note:

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

  • Booking Link: click here.  Coming soon

  • Or by calling Big Sky Central Reservations toll-free at: (800) 548-4486, option 2 and referencing International Veterinary Seminars 2022 to receive the discounted rates above. Please note that a deposit will be required at time of reservation.
  • 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.

Hotel Request Form:* Required Fields

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.

Questions?

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

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.