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  |   June 30th - July 7th, 2023

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Justine Lee D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary
Emergency & Critical Care
CMO- Vetgirl


Terri Bonenberger D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology
Southeast Veterinary Dermatology & Ear Clinic
Charleston, SC

Seminar Schedule:

Schedule subject to change:

Day Port Arrive Depart
Friday June 30 Seattle    4.00pm
Saturday July 1

At sea






Sunday July 2




Monday July 3

Endicott Arm 








Tuesday, July 4


Inside Passage





Wednesday July 5

At Sea






Thursday July 6







Friday July 7 Seattle 6:00am  

Seminar Topics:

Dr. Lee:

  • Common mistakes in the ER… and how to avoid them!

  • Should you give steroids with trauma?

  • Know what the real shock dose of fluid therapy is

  • Why it’s wrong to get steroids with head trauma

  • Top 20 toxic titans… and how to treat them

  • Top 5 human medications affecting dogs and cats

  • Rodenticide toxicosis in dogs and cats

  • Common mistakes to avoid in the poisoned patient

  • How to induce emesis in cats

  • How to gastric lavage

  • Knowing the indications and contraindications for activated charcoal

  • Common emergency room procedures you must know!

Dr. Bonenberger:

  • Pharmacotherapy for Canine Atopic Dermatitis- when to choose what

  • What to do when Cytopoint and Apoquel stop working!

  • Starting from Scratch: How to approach the itchy cat!

  • Feline Non-Allergic Dermatology: 10 diseases that can fool

  • Canine Recurrent Pyoderma: Challenges in the Era of methicillin-resistant Staph

  • Dermatology Hotline: Practice Tips and Tricks, along with answers to your most common consult questions

  • Otitis Media: Understanding the Causes and Improving patient outcome

  • Top 10 Dermatology Emergencies: Do you know what to do?

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Seminar Speakers

  • Justine Lee D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Diplomate, American Board of Toxicology Medical Director- Vetgirl
  • Terri Bonenberger D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology Southeast Veterinary Dermatology & Ear Clinic Charleston, SC

CE Hours

This seminar is approved for 15 CE hrs.  IVS is also an approved provider in NY.

This program has been submitted for 15 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
  • Approved for 15 CE hrs by the AAVSB Race program


Alaska cruise aboard Celebrity Cruises

Alaska cruise aboard Celebrity Cruises "Solstice"

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Experience a vacation like no other aboard Celebrity Solstice. Relax and enjoy unforgettable spaces, world-class amenities, and all of the distinct features that make our cruises so extraordinary. Enjoy all of the award-winning onboard experiences as we make our way to incredible destinations. Our stylish accommodations include Concierge Class staterooms and spa-inspired AquaClass® with exclusive clean cuisine dining at Blu. The Retreat® experience includes private restaurant dining and 24/7 lounge. Enjoy dining options that include distinctive restaurants with menus crafted by Michelin-starred chefs and the most awarded wine collection at sea. Play your favorite outdoor games, catch a concert, or just take in some sun at The Lawn Club. Invigorate your senses and discover an amazing level of soothing spa treatments at The Spa. Relax, rest, and recharge aboard Celebrity Solstice and we’ll take care of every detail, so all you have to do is enjoy your vacation.

If only life on land was as good as life on Celebrity Solstice.



Visit Celebrity Cruise’s staterooms


Celebrity Cruises® suite accommodations set the standard for modern luxury. Unparalleled comfort and convenience come standard, as well as exceptional amenities and exclusive onboard experiences. From personal butler service to private restaurants and lounges, this is what it means to live The Suite Life.


When you stay in our signature AquaClass® staterooms, you’ll enjoy luxurious spa elements infused into the stateroom experience, savor clean cuisine with exclusive dining at Blu restaurant, and escape to the SEA Thermal Suite on our Celebrity Edge® Series ships or Persian Garden on our Celebrity Millennium® Series and our Celebrity Solstice® Series ships. Relax with AquaSpa® treatments arranged by your personal spa concierge and feel rejuvenated with wellness classes such as meditation and yoga.

Concierge Class:

Little details make a world of difference, and now our meticulously thought out Concierge Class staterooms are even better. Featuring new services, amenities, and exclusive events, step inside and discover a space that is so much more than a room—it’s an experience. As a Concierge Class guest, your team of dedicated professionals will take care of all your vacation needs. From Priority Check-In—when you’re greeted by your Concierge—to the moment you head back home, we’re there to assist you.


Ample indoor and outdoor space come together to create your private sanctuary at sea. Your personal veranda lets you greet the day, enjoy fresh sea breezes, and soak in breathtaking sunsets

Ocean view Staterooms:

Expansive views make Ocean View Staterooms on the Celebrity Sostice the ideal place to unwind at sea. These perfectly indulgent spaces come furnished with Celebrity’s eXhale™ bedding featuring a luxury Queen-sized mattress and everything else a modern traveler needs.

Inside Staterooms:  

Your escape at sea, Inside Staterooms offer ample living space, including a sitting area and a flat screen TV. Each inside stateroom on board Celebrity Solstce includes world-class amenities.



Please note that to register for this seminar you must reserve your cabin thru our travel company.  We request this as it allows us to provide you with quality, practical CE while you cruise to Alaska.

With the constantly changing pricing associated with cruising, please contact our office for the latest prices.

Here are some current examples based on two per room:

  • Aqua class category A2           2444.98 per person
  • Concierge class category C2   2027.98 per person
  • Balcony class category V2       1998.98 per person
  • Balcony class category V1        1970.98 per person
  • Inside class category I1             1597.87 per person


Please call IVS for pricing & booking.  (800) 487-5650

Also now, every Celebrity cruise always includes drinks, Wi-Fi, and tips* on every sailing, in every room, every time. Click here for details




  • What is not included:

Air transportation; transfers to and from the ship in Seattle; items of a personal nature, such as shore excursions, specialty restaurant fees, some beverages, photographs, medical services, seminar registration.

Bus transfers to and from the ship (connecting to and from Seattle International Airport) can also be purchased from Celebrity- just ask the IVS office.



74-57 days prior to sailing- you will lose your deposit of $250.00 per person
56-29 days prior to sailing – you will lose 50% of cruise fare
28-15 days prior to sailing – you will lose 75% of cruise fare
14- 0 days prior to sailing- there is no refund.

We recommend Travel insurance which can be purchase through our office.

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Area Attractions


Shore excursions

Make your cruise even more personal by purchasing Shore and Land Excursions. In order to reserve excursions online, make sure you have made at least one payment towards your cruise. Please call 1-800-487-5650 for your reservation number then visit Celebrity Cruise lines shore excursions. 

Cruise itinerary- subject to change

JULY   1          AT SEA
JULY 2       KETCHIKAN, ALASKA 7:00a – 4:00p
JULY 3       ENDICOTT ARM FJORD 5:30a – 10:00a
JULY 3       JUNEAU, ALASKA 1:30p – 10:00p
JULY 4       SKAGWAY, ALASKA 7:00a – 6:00p
JULY 5          AT SEA

Getting There


Fly to the Seattle International Airport.

Out travel office can assist you with flights to and from Seattle and answer any questions concerning when you should arrive and depart. Please call 800-487-5650

Local Transportation Information

For easy transfer to the ship- Our office can arrange bus transfer to and from the ship. Call 800-487-5650

IVS Travel Group Info

You must book your cruise thru our travel group to be able to register for the seminar.

Registration Fees:


Early Bird:  $975.00

Register By:  March 24, 2023

Advanced: $995.00

Register By:  April 28, 2023

Regular: $1015.00

Register After:  April 28, 2023

We have closed the online method of seminar registration.

Please note that registration is open and there is room on the ship but to register you must reserve your cabin thru our travel company- please call 800-487-5650. We ask that you do this as it allows us to provide quality, practical CE on the cruise.

Veterinary technicians are welcome- there is an $80 seminar registration discount

Registration Includes:

We have closed the online method of seminar registration- please note that there is room on the ship but to register you must reserve your cabin thru our travel company- please call 800-487-5650. We ask that you do this as it allows us to provide quality, practical CE on the cruise.

  • 15 RACE approved CE hours

  • Complete seminar notes

  • Certificate of completion

  • Welcome reception for all

Seminar Registration:

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  • Alaska cruise
    June 30, 2023 - July 7, 2023
    12:05 am - 8:05 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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Passport Information

For International Travel

Passport requirements for international travel

Please note that all passengers traveling by air to or from the United States will be required to hold a valid passport. This requirement applies to all passengers, including U.S. citizens, traveling to and from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean.

When planning international travel, please be sure that you are in possession of all required documents for both outbound and return flights. Remember to allow ample time for acquiring official travel documents.

For complete information on the U.S. Department of State’s New Travel Initiative Requirements, please visit travel.state.gov.