ExpiredHow I manage common clinical problems

Asheville, NC

  |   May 18th - 20th, 2018

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Debra Horwitz D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
Veterinary Behavior Consultants, St. Louis MO

Gary Oswald D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Chief of Staff
Tampa Bay Veterinary Specialists

The speakers are going to discuss management of the most common problems that they encounter in in their private practices. This course will present a practical approach to the diagnosis and management of these common problems using a combination of didactic and case-based teaching.  Both Gary and Debra lecture at regional and national meetings and have promised me that the seminars have been structured to maximize the material that you will take with you to your practice.


Seminar Schedule:

Registration: Friday May 18, 2018 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Continental breakfast: Daily 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Lectures: Friday May 18
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Seminar Topics:


Glargine vs PZI – which is best in cats? 

Do we still use hypoglycemic agents in cats?

What is the best way to monitor diabetic patients?

Feline hyperthyroidism; what if you don’t have access to rad. iodine therapy?

Are vaccinations associated with the development of immune-mediated disease?

Don’t all IMHA patients present with fever and jaundice?

Don’t they all have hemolytic serum and reddish urine?

What other differentials should I consider in a potential IMHA patient?

Do all cases of IMHA present with a strongly regenerative anemia?

What tests will help me diagnosis IMHA quickly and accurately?

What tests will help me diagnosis ITP quickly and accurately?

What are the best treatment options for IMHA and ITP?

What other treatments should be considered in IMHA/ITP patients?

What do I do when an ITP patient is refractory to treatment & the platelet count remains low?

Does splenectomy provide any benefit in IMHA/ITP management? 

What is the long term treatment plan for IMHA / ITP patients?

Behavioral Management-the very first step: When a pet owners brings a behavior problem to your office, they want immediate help. We will discuss easy to implement and reasonable techniques to get things back on track.

Update on Medication on Behavior medicine: Learn how to use medication in conjunction with behavior modification for a better outcome with cases.

Canine aggression: Do dogs mean to be mean?-Canine aggression directed aggression toward people is the number one complaint presented to veterinary behaviorists.  Learn how to understand aggressive dogs and help owners live with them safely.

Canine aggression toward unfamiliar people and dogs on walks and at the door-Dogs can show profound aggressive responses on walks and when people come to the door.  Learn how to understand these problems and implement effect treatment plans

The link between feline house soiling and aggression: treating them both
Feline house soiling is multifactorial.  Find out how to up your game and be more successful in treating both house soiling and feline aggression that occur together.

Anxiety in dogs-the silent epidemic: one of the main causes of behavior problems in dogs is underlying anxiety. Learn how to identify and treat anxious dogs.

Medical causes of behavior problems in dogs and cats: Very often the first sign that an animal is experiencing a health problem is a change in their behavior. Most commonly these are changes in eating habits, elimination habits and activity levels. Behavior can also change profoundly due to sensory changes (loss of hearing or sight), pain or cognitive decline. Various physical and physiological changes can cause changes in behavior and will be discussed.

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Seminar Speakers

  • Debra Horwitz D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Behaviorists Veterinary Behavior Consultants, St. Louis MO
  • Gary Oswald D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Chief of Staff Tampa Bay Veterinary Specialists

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 is also approved in NY & NC.

IVS complies with the following guidelines:

  • Speakers are recognized specialists
  • Mandatory recorded attendance
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Complete seminar notes


Omni Grove Park Inn

Omni Grove Park Inn

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The Omni Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa is one of the South’s most venerable and famous grand resorts. Built in 1913 from granite stones mined from Sunset Mountain, the resort overlooks the Asheville, North Carolina skyline and provides guests with majestic views of the legendary Blue Ridge Mountains. For decades, the Inn has been a favorite year-round destination for both leisure and business guests as the resort continues to lure future generations to its magical mountainside splendor. Its splendid views, old world charm, peerless amenities, and a long tradition of exceptional service and Southern hospitality make it a place to savor as one of the most enduringly original and exciting resorts in America.


Run of house rooms will be in the contemporary wings and in the historic Main Inn. Individual rooms will be allocated at check-in.

Mountain View Rooms
The Grove Park Inn was built facing west on Sunset Mountain because E.W. Grove planned the perfect recipe to make people feel better throughout the ages. The spectacular views from our Mountain View rooms include the city of Asheville tucked between the Blue Ridge and the Smokey Mountain ranges, our beautiful Donald Ross golf course and breathtaking sunsets.


Group rates:

Run of House: $319.00 dbl/night plus taxes & resort fee

Mountain view: $349.00 dbl/night plus taxes & resort fee

Third & fourth persons: $40.00 per person per night plus taxes.

Taxes & fees

Taxes are currently 13% & subject to change without notice 

Rollaways are available for an additional $20 per night.

Daily Resort Charge: A mandatory $25.00 (reduced to $15.00 for IVS) daily resort charge will be added to the room rate which covers toll-free and local calling, in-room high-speed Internet access, entrance to the Sports Complex, in-room coffee and tea, on-property shuttle service, and daily newspaper available at Front Desk.



Self-parking for overnight guests is currently $15 per day.  

Valet is currently $22 per day.


Cancellations: You will be charged for your complete stay if you cancel within 14 days of your scheduled arrival or are a no-show. There are also charges of you depart early.

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Area Attractions

Getting There


The Asheville Regional Airport is nine miles Southeast of Asheville (25 minutes from The Omni Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa). 


Directions to The Omni Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa:
From I-26 or I-40, take I-240 into Asheville.
Take exit 5B/Charlotte Street
If coming from I-240 East, turn left on Charlotte Street,
If coming from I-240 West, turn right on Charlotte Street.
Proceed north on Charlotte Street for approximately .7 mile.
Turn right on Macon Avenue and continue for .8 mile.
The Omni Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa entrance will be to your left.

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $865.00

Register by:  March 22, 2018

Advanced:  $885.00

Register by:  April 24, 2018

Regular:  $905.00

Register after:  April 24, 2018

Special Pricing:

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

Registration Includes:

  • 16 CE hours
  • complete seminar notes
  • certificate of attendance
  • breakfast and breaks daily

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  • Asheville
    May 18, 2018 - May 20, 2018
    2:00 am - 7:00 am

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Online registrations is easy and fast.  After completing your registration, if you need to book a hotel room please complete the online hotel request form.  If you have any difficulties please call our office at  1 (800) 487-5650 .

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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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