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San Diego

  |   July 9th - 11th, 2021

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

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

Susan Little D.V.M.

Dipl. American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Feline Practice)
Bytown Cat Hospital
Ottawa, ON


Drs. Michael Lappin and Susan Little are two of the well-known feline interested veterinarians in North America. Dr. Little is board certified in feline medicine by the ABVP and owns two feline only practices in Ottawa, Canada. Dr. Lappin in an internal medicine specialist has been involved with feline clinical research ever since reporting the Toxoplasma gondii IgM and IgG tests in 1989. His research group at Colorado State University completes approximately 15 feline clinical research projects per year. Dr. Little and Lappin have lectured together multiple times and most recently spoke to packed houses at both NAVC and WVC.


Seminar Schedule:


Friday July 9, 2021

7:15 am – 8:00 am



7:15 am – 8:00 am


Friday July 9



8:00 am – 1:30 pm

8:00 am – 1:30 pm

8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Seminar Topics:

Dr. Little:

Successful management of urethral obstruction in cats

– Understanding Feline Idiopathic Cystitis

– How to Use Feeding Tubes in Cats

– Diagnosis and management of weight loss in senior cats

– Finding the inner cat – feline obesity

– Finicky felines: managing anorexia in cats

– Let’s get moving – the constipated cat

– Update on managing CKD

– Management of diabetes mellitus in cats

Dr. Lappin:

Fever of unknown origin in cats.

– Logical antibiotic therapy in cats.

– Management of upper respiratory infections in cats.

– Management of the coughing cat.

– Feline GI diseases: is it infectious, inflammatory, or neoplastic?

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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
  • Susan Little D.V.M. Dipl. American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Feline Practice) Bytown Cat Hospital Ottawa, ON Canada

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


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Hotel Republic

Step into the lobby of the all new Hotel Republic and be welcomed to California style with soaring ceilings, driftwood chandeliers and artfully arranged sofas inviting convivial conversation. The new social hub among hotels in downtown San Diego, people gather here for sociable drinks around the open air bar fire pit or settle in for longer over a meal at one of three signature dining options.  When your accommodation is the new social hub for downtown San Diego, CA you don’t have far to go to take advantage of all the things there are to see and do just steps away. A lifestyle hotel set in the heart of the city, Hotel Republic is an easy walk to catch the vibe in the Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, and the bay front. Shop at nearby Westfield Horton Plaza. Catch a game or concert at Petco Park. Everything you want and more.


Run of house group rooms: $209.00 dbl/night plus taxes

Taxes are 12.75% currently.

Valet parking only at this hotel.



Cancellations: All reservations must be guaranteed by a valid major credit card. You can cancel your reservations up to 14 days prior to your scheduled arrival without penalty. Cancellations made within 14 days of your scheduled arrival, or no-shows, or early departures, will be charged for the complete scheduled stay.

Please call our office at 800-487-5650 if you need to change or cancel your reservation.

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Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $925.00

Register by:  May 26, 2021

Advanced:  $945.00

Register by:  June 22, 2021

Regular:  $965.00

Register after:  June 22, 2021

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
  • certificate of attendance
  • breakfast and breaks daily

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  • San Diego
    July 9, 2021 - July 11, 2021
    8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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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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  • For San Diego, the easiest way to reserve your hotel room is to book online thru this link:

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