UpcomingFiji multi-sport adventure


  |   June 29th - July 6th, 2024

Go to Bio Bio to Register Now

IVS has teamed up with Bio Bio Expeditions to offer you a trip of a lifetime. Since 1993, Bio Bio has been a leader in delivering top quality travel experiences to guests from age 8 to 80 who share their love of the outdoors. Because of their extensive experience Bio Bio is responsible for the planning and implementation of the complete trip. To register for the seminar and for all questions relating to the trip, please call Bio Bio Expeditions at 1-800-246-7238 or visit www.bbxrafting.com.


This exciting International Veterinary Seminars course (our 10th to Fiji) takes place in the secluded Fiji Island Paradise of Beqa (pronounced “Benga”). NOTE: Our Fiji IVS/Bio Bio trip price does include all lodging and meals and also round trip land and water transfers to Beqa Island from Nadi Airport (if you make the scheduled group transfers)

But the price does not include roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles. Please click here for important information regarding flights and transfer to and from the Resort on Beqa Island.

Surrounded by one of the world’s largest and most spectacular barrier reefs, Beqa is rich and untouched. Beqa lagoon is actually an extinct volcano crater, and the 40-mile ring reef has formed on the lip of the old crater. It is home to one of the greatest displays of soft corals and sea fans in the world. Fiji is often called the “Soft Coral Capital of the World”.

Diving these calm protected waters is like exploring another world. The water is clear and warm, visibility is often over 100 feet, currents are generally mild, and the water temperature stays near a fairly constant 80 degrees.

The excellent dive staff at Beqa Lagoon Resort will help you discover the incredible marine life that abounds in these waters – fantastic coral and invertebrates, Blue Ribbon Eels, Clown Triggers, Lion Fish, Leaf Scorpions, Reef Sharks and millions of colorful Anthias and Fusiliers.

Behind the Beqa Lagoon resort the land slopes gently upward into a tropical forest. Nearby are beautiful fresh water streams and waterfalls. Tropical flowers bloom everywhere, and the tables at the resort are always filled with fresh cuttings.

Dive pristine reefs to discover rich marine life and beautiful coral gardens. Enjoy fun-filled days snorkeling, swimming or kayaking the warm waters of the blue lagoon. Hike to beautiful waterfalls, or spend an exciting afternoon deep sea fishing. Beqa is also a bird watching haven with the largest varieties of birds in Fiji. You can end the day relaxing in a hammock overlooking the sea or by lounging in the infinity pool.

While on the adventure, Dr Amy Butler DACVECC will provide 12 CE hours on managing common emergencies.

Seminar Topics:

Dr. Amy Butler will discuss how she manages common emergencies – topics will include:

  • Respiratory distress – making the most of your physical exam
  • Emergency management of congestive heart failure
  • Feline urethral obstruction – what’s the evidence?
  • Practical transfusion medicine – and what to do if you don’t have a blood bank
  • Approach to the bleeding patient
  • Updates on parvoviral enteritis
  • Anesthetic death – what to do when the worst happens
  • Heat stroke vs anaphylaxis – recognition and treatment
  • Treatment of common toxicities
  • Too sweet! Diabetic ketoacidosis
Go to Bio Bio to Register Now

Seminar Speakers

  • Amy Butler D.V.M., MS. Diplomate American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care President, Critical Consults

CE Hours

Seminar registration fee is $825.00 for 12 AAVSB RACE & NY approved hours.