ExpiredFeline medicine & surgery update

Telluride, CO

  |   February 24th - 26th, 2020

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Michael Lappin D.V.M., Ph.D.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Colorado State University

Howard Seim III D.V.M.

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

International Veterinary Seminars is happy to present ‘The Mike and Howie Show’!

For those of you who are frequent IVS attendee’s you will recall when Mike and Howie were featured as the IVS ‘combo’ speakers for a variety of medical and surgical topics. Well we are excited to be able to present this dynamic duo once again to provide you with the best veterinary CE available.

Mike and Howie have been practicing Veterinary Medicine together at Colorado State University for over 25 years. Mike is the Medicine side of things and Howie is the Surgery side of things. Together, with over 50 years of combined experience, they have treated hundreds of cases and have developed many practical procedures and techniques for treating many medical and surgical disorders in cats. In addition, the combination of an internist and a surgeon always provides you with a balanced approach.

Mike and Howie have promised me that they will include many of their ‘old tried and true’ techniques as well as updating the group on some of the ‘new and innovative’ techniques they have recently developed for the management of many common feline medical and surgical problems.

We are very excited to get these two ‘Global Educators’ back together again. If you are a frequent flyer with IVS then you know this seminar is not to be missed. If you are new to IVS this is your chance to gain valuable practical knowledge from two world authorities on the stage together!

Seminar Schedule:

Registration: Monday Feb 24, 2020 7:00 am – 7.30 am
Breakfast: Daily 7:00am – 7.30 am

Monday Feb. 24


Tuesday Feb. 25


Wednesday Feb. 26

7.30 am – 10:00 am
4.30pm – 7.00pm

7.30 am – 10:00 am
4.30pm – 7.00pm


7.30 am – 1.30 pm

Seminar Topics:

Dr. Seim:

  • New positioning for PU’s in cats…..dorsal recumbancy (allows access to urinary bladder!).
  • New E-tube placement device.
  • New percutaneous chest drain placement device (place a chest drain in an awake cat!)
  • Ventral bulla osteotomy (feline polyps), TECA-LBO for ear canal squamous carcinoma or sebaceous adenocarcinoma (easier than TECA in a dog)!
  • Ovarectomy instead of Ovariohysterectomy.
  • Colopexy for chronic rectal prolapse.
  • Closing cat abdomens in two layers!
  • Stretching skin to close chronic wounds.
  • Surgically managing abdominal trauma.


Dr. Lappin: 

  • Cats with diarrhea (is it infectious, or inflammatory bowel disease)
  • Cats with upper respiratory diseases (is it bacterial, viral or fungal?)
  • Cats with lower respiratory diseases
  • Cats with urinary tract diseases
  • Cats with fever
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Seminar Speakers

  • Michael Lappin D.V.M., Ph.D. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Professor of Medicine Colorado State University
  • Howard Seim III D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons Professor of Surgery Colorado State University

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
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Complete seminar notes


The Peaks Resort & Spa

The Peaks Resort & Spa

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Retreat to a Ski-In/Ski-Out Resort in Telluride’s Mountain Village

Located a short walk from the Telluride—Mountain Village Gondola, The Peaks Resort & Spa offers warm, welcoming hospitality, a wide selection of comfortable rooms, suites & penthouses, an unmatched collection of onsite amenities, and a convenient ski-in/ski-out location.

The full experience at The Peaks Resort includes the ALTEZZA Restaurant, ski valet, fitness center with numerous classes and state-of-the-art equipment, indoor/outdoor pool and lap pool, full-service Spa and salon, as well as spectacular views of the surrounding San Juan Mountains.

Hotel Location

  • Slopeside at the Telluride Mountain Resort 

Hotel Amenities

Peaks Resort Amenities

  • Ski-in/Ski-out 
  • On site restaurant,  ALTEZZA , for breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • On site coffee shop/cafe, the Bean Cafe
  • Full-service Spa and salon
  • State-of-the-Art Fitness Center
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • 24 Hour Guest Services
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Valet Covered Parking
  • Wireless Internet
  • Ski Valet
  • Complimentary in-room coffee, tea and bottled water
  • In-room safe
  • Dog-friendly rooms available for an additional fee

Choose from a tempting array of experiences, including traditional and innovative spa services, wellness programs and fitness and outdoor recreation surrounded by the pristine beauty of 14,000-foot Rocky Mountain peaks. Find restoration, transformation and renewed energy while experiencing the luxuries of the 42,000-sq ft. sanctuary. 

Room Configurations

Alpine Vista rooms: Picturesque views of Mountain Village, the rooms feature one king bed and a queen sleeper sofa or two king beds. (Bedding arrangement not guaranteed)

Sunset Vista rooms: Stunning views of the Rocky Mountains, the rooms feature one king bed and a queen sleeper sofa or two king beds. (Bedding arrangement not guaranteed)




  • Alpine Vista Room with one king bed: $259.00 per room, per night, plus taxes & fees.
  • Sunset Vista Room with one king bed: $305.00 per room, per night, plus taxes & fees.

*The above rate is based on single or double occupancy, for a max occupancy of to 2 adults and 2 children. There is an extra charge, per adult over 2, staying in the room.

Additional Fees & Taxes (subject to change without notice):

  • The above rate is subject to state and local taxes, currently 12.65%


  • Resort Fee is $15.00 per room per day and will apply to all guestrooms. This fee includes internet access throughout the rooms and public areas, ski valet (excluding gratuities) and ski/boot storage, in-room water and local/long distance/international telephone calls. This nightly Resort Fee also includes a daily membership to the Spa at The Peaks (normally $45 daily entry fee). This membership allows access to the locker room and all amenities, full use of the weight room and cardio room, access to the sauna, steam room, hot tubs, indoor lap pool and indoor/outdoor pool areas (excludes treatments and scheduled activities).
  • Valet parking is available at a charge: $25.00 per car per night



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


Your deposit is fully refundable up to thirty (30) days prior to arrival. If your reservation is cancelled 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 cancelled.

Check-In: 4:00 pm  Check-Out: 11:00 am 


We strongly suggest purchasing trip insurance.  If you would like us to give you a quote, please give us call.  800-487-5650

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Area Attractions

Where to dine?

Getting There

Flying to Telluride

No matter the season, the short drive between Montrose and Telluride is a visually-stunning, 75-minute drive including a stretch along the San Juan National Scenic Byway

Ground transportation from Montrose-Telluride Airport


Rental cars are available but: Telluride is one of the most pedestrian-friendly resort towns in the United States. With options such as the free Gondola, Dial-A-Ride/Telluride Concierge and the Galloping Goose bus service, you don’t need a rental car to easily get around in Telluride. 

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $895.00

Register by:  January 10, 2020

Advanced:  $915.00

Register by: Feb. 10, 2020

Regular:  $935.00

Register after:  Feb. 10, 2020

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 notes
  • Breakfast and breaks daily

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  • Telluride
    February 24, 2020 - February 26, 2020
    7:00 am - 1:30 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 The Peaks Resort, the easiest way to reserve your hotel room is to go online 

  • Booking Link: IVS group online hotel reservations

  • or by calling the resort directly at 1-833-743-1193 and asking for the International Veterinary Seminars group rate.

Please only use the hotel request form below, if you are having problems with reserving your room thru the online hotel registration link. 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.