ExpiredGalapagos Islands Small Yacht Cruise 2019 trip 2

Galapagos Islands

  |   July 19th - 29th, 2019

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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.


The first trip for 2019 filled quickly so we decided to add a second trip in July 2019.

“The Enchanted Islands”

This is a paradise where animals have no fear of man; it is a magical realm where creatures seem to be enchanted. They have fantastic, unique and fascinating forms with behaviors impossible to find anywhere else in the world. , this archipelago is unique and one of the wonders of world.

UNESCO declared the Galapagos Islands a World Natural Heritage this archipelago is unique and one of the wonders of world.

Biodiversity thrived in a territory of volcanic material that emerged frm the deep waters of the Pacific Ocean millions of years ago. Cormorants forgot to fly,iguanas learned to swim, turtles became gigantic, and sharks, mild. This is a place where sea lions show off their swimming skills and blue-footed boobies perform their elegant two-step mating dance right under your nose. The archipelago is located in the Pacific Ocean 600 miles, or 965 km, off the Ecuadorian mainland. Its wonders include impressive geological formations, old and new outcrops, various types of cones and tunnels formed by underground streams and currents.

Join us as we travel to the Galapagos Islands in 2019.  This will be our 8th visit to the Islands .  We have selected the “Coral I” motor yacht for our travels as it is a spectacular small yacht- with only a maximum of 36 people, this is the ideal way to explore these enchanting islands.  

Along the way, Dr. Virginia Luis-Fuentes will provide 18 CE hours on “Managing common cardiac problems in practice today”.  Dr. Luis-Fuentes is known for her practical and informative presentations.

Seminar registration fee is $795.00.  

Here are a few details about the Coral I:

•Fully air conditioned rooms
•All rooms have private bathroom with hot water
•Handsome decorations in teak wood
•Ample sundecks and Jacuzzi on-board

•Knowledgeable naturalist guide



The Coral I is the perfect combination of classic beauty and exquisite style. Built in Germany, the ship surpasses all the standards you would expect from a high-class yacht in order to make your cruise among the enchanted islands extraordinary.

Every cabin features handsome wood decoration, along with air-conditioning, a private bathroom, safe deposit box, telephone, and your choice of background music. Additionally, the Coral I have plenty of room to relax with sundecks (some shaded), a Jacuzzi, comfortable dining room and lounge.

 Our adventure partners at Bio Bio are again running the program- please visit their web site at BBXrafting.com  for all details and for any questions and to reserve your cabin.


Seminar Topics:

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Chronic management of the cardiac patient
  • Utilizing the latest cardiac drugs
  • Learn an organized, logical approach to the diagnosis and management of both the occult and overt forms of acquired heart disease in the dog and cat
  • Review the diagnostic tests routinely employed in the evaluation of patients with cardiovascular disease
  • Hypertension in small animal medicine: Is it clinically relevant? This segment will focus on how and why routine evaluation of blood pressure is clinically important. It will review common canine and feline diseases that are associated with hypertension as well as those diseases that may be exacerbated by undiagnosed hypertension. Finally, clinical management of hypertension will be discussed with emphasis on when to treat and what constitutes a rational therapeutic target.

How should I manage:

  • Asymptomatic mitral valve regurgitation?
  • Atrial fibrillation in dogs?
  • Ventricular tachycardias?
  • Asymptomatic dilated cardiomyopathy?
  • Congestive heart failure in dogs?
  • Feline cardiac disease
  • Coughing dog with cardiomegaly and no pulmonary edema?
  • When should I use pimobendan?
  • How and when should I evaluate BNP?
  • When do I recommend a radiograph and/or an echocardiogram?
  • How do i manage asymptomatic cats with a murmur

Clinical cases will be also presented for group discussion.

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Seminar Speakers

CE Hours

Seminar registration is US$795.00  for 18 CE hours.

Accommodation Registration

Reserving Rooms

We reserve rooms starting the day prior to the seminar and ending on the last seminar day.  However, if you need additional days, we will work with the hotel to accommodate your request based on availability.

Getting Confirmation

After you submit this hotel request form, you will receive an e-mail confirmation of your request for the hotel accommodations.  Please note that this does not confirm your hotel accommodations.

After processing the request, our office will e-mail you an actual hotel confirmation letter which will confirm your stay with the hotel.   You are not confirmed until you receive this hotel confirmation. Please check the details when you receive this confirmation.

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 Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm (pacific) to provide the card number.  Your Hotel Confirmation will be emailed to you after your room is guaranteed.


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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.


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