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Incline Village, Lake Tahoe

  |   January 24th - 26th, 2022

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Tim Hackett D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary
Emergency & Critical Care
Chair, Department of Clinical Sciences
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Lynelle Johnson, DVM, PhD

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary
Internal Medicine
Professor of Medicine
UC Davis

David Maggs, BVSc

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
Professor of Ophthalmology
UC Davis


This seminar has been designed to present the most current information on the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases that you are commonly asked to manage in your emergency patients. The main emphasis of the seminars will be to give you practical information that you can readily utilize in your practice.  Because of their involvement with busy veterinary centers, these personable speakers approach clinical problems very practically. 

Seminar Schedule:

Registration: Monday January 24, 2022 6:30 am – 7:00 am
Breakfast: Daily 6:30 am – 7:00 am

Monday Jan. 24


Tuesday Jan. 25


Wednesday Jan. 26

7:00 am – 9:30 am
4:30 pm – 7:00pm

7:00 am – 9:30 am
4:30 pm – 7:00 pm


7:00 am – 1:00 pm

Seminar Topics:

  • What is the best way to treat glaucoma emergencies

  • My TonoPen drives me crazy. Can you help?

  • Could this patient have uveitis?

  • How do I treat uveitis?

  • Could this patient have both glaucoma & uveitis?

  • How should I treat a patient with both glaucoma & uveitis?

  • How deep is that corneal ulcer?

  • What do I do when an ulcer doesn’t heal in 7 days?

  • Can I do a grid keratotomy or diamond burr debridement?

  • This ulcer looks infected – What’s the best antibiotic?

  • Which ulcers need serum?

  • Proparacaine really made him feel better; can I send it home?

  • What’s a good ocular analgesic?

  • Triple antibiotic causes fatal anaphylaxis in cats; right?

  • Do dogs and cats get allergic conjunctivitis?

  • Suddenly blind… Could it be Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration (SARDS)

  • What ophtho drugs should I have in my pharmacy?

  • One drop or two?

  • Ointments or drops?

  • Atropine – Which cases? How often? Any contraindications?

  • My favorite 3 antiviral drugs for cats

  • Topical Pred or Dex?

  • Can I use a systemic steroid and a topical NSAID together?

  • Why can’t this animal breathe?

  • This dog just collapsed….

  • Lasix?  Steroids?  What else??

  • This animal is too unstable for radiographs – now what?

  • How to manage brachycephalic dogs

  • Coughing or vomiting or both?

  • How I triage and manage the shock patient

  • Practical transfusion medicine

  • Why is this animal still bleeding?

  • Envenomation and antivenom

  • Could this be an intoxication? What now?

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Seminar Speakers

  • Lynelle Johnson, D.V.M, Ph.D. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Professor of Medicine U.C. Davis
  • David Maggs B.V.Sc. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists Professor of Ophthalmology U.C. Davis
  • Tim Hackett D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Professor of Emergency & Critical Care Medicine Chair, Dept. of Clinical Sciences Cornell 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


Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe

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Late January is the perfect time to visit Lake Tahoe and all the ski areas. Our weekday schedule allows you plenty of time to hit the uncrowded slopes. We have again selected the Hyatt Resort because of its spectacular location on the north shore close to Squaw Valley, Alpine Village, Northstar, Incline Village, Diamond Peak & Mt. Rose.

Discover an alpine paradise at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino. Nestled within the Sierra Mountain Range, our AAA Four Diamond hotel is a stunning lakeside destination for year-round adventure. Take a cruise on one of our private boats, and try your luck in the Grand Lodge Casino. Ease tired muscles with a deep-tissue massage in our Stillwater Spa, or bask in the sunshine on our resort’s private beach.

You’ll find that our mountain retreat is the perfect destination to connect with family – and yourself – while enjoying the natural wonders all around our remarkable Lake Tahoe resort. From delicious cuisine and inviting guestrooms to luxurious amenities and services, you’ll experience an incomparable escape. Relax in the heated lagoon-style pool, enjoy the beautiful beach and water sports, sample our restaurants and lounges, and take in gorgeous mountain views.

When it’s time to get down to business, Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort offers stunning indoor and outdoor spaces with inspiring mountain and lake views, including the only lakeside ballroom in Lake Tahoe. Our sophisticated venues feature 50,000 square feet of flexible space with event planning services, cutting edge technology, state-of-the-art A/V equipment, and creative catering menus. And with hotel-wide Wi-Fi and a business center, you stay productive even on vacation.


Group room rate: $199.00 dbl/night plus taxes

Additional fees (subject to change without notice):

  • State and local taxes are currently 13% 
  • $25.00 Resort fee plus tax per room, per day (reduced from $37.00 for IVS attendees).  And includes the following amenities:

    Entrance to 24-hour Fitness Center; private beach and year round heated pool access; 800/888/local call access fee waived; welcome glass of champagne upon PM check-in; in-room safe, refrigerator and coffeemaker; incoming fax (up to 9 pages); outgoing fax (up to 5 pages); 24-hour Business Center use; s’mores kit; fitness classes; ski valet; individual unlimited GoPro Camera usage; individual snowshoe rentals; $5.00 Casino match play coupon. (Subject to change; experiences based on availability)

  • Rollaway bed: $20.00 per day (based upon request)
  • Refrigerator: $10.00 per day (based upon request)
  • Self parking fee ($22.00 per day) has been eliminated for IVS attendees
  • An additional per person charge at $25.00 per room, per person, per night for Triple and Quadruple occupancy applies to persons 18 yrs. and older staying in the room.  
Suggested Gratuities:
  • Housekeeping: $2.00 per room, per day
  • Porterage: $10.00 per person, round trip.

Check-In: 4:00pm; Check-Out: 11:00am.  Early check-in is based on a “space availabilty” basis only.  Late check-out is provided based upon availability through authorization from the Front Desk on the day of departure.




You will be charged one nights room, resort fee and tax prior to your arrival to guarantee the room.  


You have up to 48 hours prior to cancel without penalty.  Cancellations made within 48 hours prior to arrival will be charged for your complete stay.  No-shows & early departures will be charged for their complete scheduled stay.  For cancellations, please call IVS 800-457-5650.

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Area Attractions

The ultimate mountain vacation awaits you at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino. Surrounded by a stunning mountain landscape and endless recreation, you’ll find the perfect alpine setting and world-class amenities at our Lake Tahoe destination. Enjoy swimming in the heated pool with poolside service, soaking in a hot tub, and working out in the StayFit™ Gym. Relax with a healing massage or luxurious treatment at Stillwater Spa.

When you’re ready to explore the area, you’ll find fun activities – from skiing to hiking to shopping and golf. Whether you’re an adventurer, a skiing bum, or a relaxation addict, there’s a world of exciting things to do in Lake Tahoe all around us. Explore popular Lake Tahoe ski resort and attractions such as Sand Harbor, Edgewood Golf Resort, Tahoe Rim Trail, Donner Lake and Squaw Valley USA.  Learn more



Towering pines line a secluded beach, creating a perfect natural backdrop for contemplation and meditation at Stillwater Spa at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe. Located in a deep mountain valley and surrounded by breathtaking lake vistas, it is the ideal place to relax and unwind. Enjoy a full menu of spa services from deep-tissue massage to cleansing facials.

The Spa is very popular-so reserve your services early!



Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort offers a diverse dining scene with seasonal menus and locally-sourced foods. Enjoy views of the Sierra Nevada and stunning Lake Tahoe while dining by the fire at Lone Eagle Grille. Enjoy a refreshing cocktail and burger for a poolside lunch at Stillwater Pool Bar. Wake up to a decadent breakfast buffet at Sierra Cafe or order up room service.

Meet friends at Sports Bar for a cold brew or glass of wine at the Lobby Bar. For a feel of the Old West, sip an aged bourbon at massive wooden bar and leather bar stools at Cutthroat’s Saloon. Learn more

Getting There


Travel Tips

We recommend that you rent a car.  It’s the best and easiest way to get around.  Rental Cars 

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $925.00

Register by: Dec. 14, 2021

Advanced:  $945.00

Register by:  Jan. 10, 2022

Regular:  $965.00

Register after:  Jan. 10, 2022

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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  • Lake Tahoe 2022
    January 24, 2022 - January 26, 2022
    1:00 am - 6:00 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


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Accommodation Registration

Please note:

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

  • Booking Link: click here

  • 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.

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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.