Expired How I manage common feline problems

Hilton Head

  |   October 7th - 9th, 2022

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Susan Little D.V.M.

Dipl. American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Feline Practice)
Bytown Cat Hospital
Ottawa, ON

Debra Horwitz D.V.M.

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

Drs. Susan Little & Debra Horwitz are two of the well-known feline interested veterinarians in North America. Dr. Little is board certified in feline medicine by the ABVP and owns two feline only practices in Ottawa, Canada.  Dr. Horwitz is a world renowned behaviorist who will present a series of lectures on how she manages common feline behavioral problems. The speakers promise these lectures to be informative, fun and practical. 

Seminar Schedule:

Registration: Friday October 7, 2022 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast: Daily 7:15 am – 8:00 am

Friday October  7, 2022
Saturday October 8
Sunday October 9

8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Seminar Topics:

The effects of stress and anxiety on medical and behavioral health in cats:

Stress is a common problem causing medical and behavioral issues in cats. The combination of a behavior specialist and a feline specialist will give you well-rounded instruction on diseases and conditions seen in daily practice. Each topic will include a review, as well as diagnosis and management, and will highlight the role of stress and how to minimize it. 

Dr. Little:

  • Approach to upper respiratory tract disease in cats

  •  Approach to lower urinary tract disease in cats

  • All stressed out – feline idiopathic cystitis

  • Sweet & sour: low stress management of the diabetic cat

  • Let food be thy medicine – nutritional support for hospitalized cats

  • How to approach chronic diarrhea in cats without losing your mind

  • Speaking the same language: communicating with cat owners

  • Making friends with cats: how to be more cat-friendly in your practice

Dr. Horwitz:

  • Think like a cat-yes they can be trained!

  • Licking and twitching in cats-seizure disorder or behavioral?

  • Urine marking, why it happens and what can you do about it?

  • Stress, House soiling, and feline intercat aggression-what’s going on?

  • Stress, House soiling, and feline intercat aggression-part two

  • Feline Enrichment-keeping cats happy

  •  Aggressive behaviors directed toward people, what does it mean?  

  • Update on medications in behavioral medicine

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Seminar Speakers

  • Susan Little D.V.M. Dipl. American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Feline Practice) Bytown Cat Hospital Ottawa, ON Canada
  • Debra Horwitz D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Behaviorists Veterinary Behavior Consultants, St. Louis MO

CE Hours

This seminar is approved for 16 CE hrs.

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

  • Submission of attendance to AAVSB RACEtrack program

  • Complete seminar notes

  • Approved for 16 CE hrs by the AAVSB Race program


Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort

Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort

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The Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort is a perfect tropical paradise located just of the coast of South Carolina on world-renowned Hilton Head Island. Situated within the private community of Palmetto Dunes our exceptional service and 4-Diamond facilities are among the finest. Come experience the luxury of the Hilton name. The beach is only the beginning.


The Omni has recently undergone a complete renovation: including the front entrance, lobby, meeting facilities, fitness center and Ocean Tides Spa. Outdoor areas are revitalized including beach access and pool access, updates to both the upper and lower courtyards and the addition of another great fire pit near the HH Prime deck. The whole family will enjoy the new kid’s splash zone along side our amazing new 3,600 square feet, zero entry Family Pool.

Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort

Of course, our guests traveling without kids, may want to choose our newly renovated Adult Pool for some peaceful rest and relaxation. Nestled in the middle of our new pool complex is the beautiful new Buoy Bar. Order your favorite beverage and something from our extensive menu while taking in magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean. With all the beautiful renovations, we have maintained the lavish, sub tropical landscaping and exotic garden atmosphere that has long been the signature of the resort.


Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort


Our spacious rooms are the largest standard rooms on the island. Every detail in these luxurious rooms is designed to maximize the resort’s unique oceanfront character. Each room features a fully equipped kitchenette with microwave, fridge, toaster, and coffee maker, ceiling fan, two telephones, hairdryer, iron and board, in-room safe and private balcony.

Price: Group rooms are sold out. Please contact our office at 800-487-5650 for current availability.  Seminar registration is still open.

Group Room Rate: $.00 dbl/night plus taxes & resort fee.

Additional fees & taxes (subject to change without notice):

  • State & local taxes are currently 11%
  • $3.00 Chamber of Commerce fee


Resort Services Charge is charged in the reduced amount of $20.00 per night plus sales tax (currently 11%). The Resort Services Charge provides all group attendees the following amenities.

  • Complimentary Self Parking
  • Unlimited internet access in all accommodations
  • Resort transportation service within 3 mile radius
  • Unlimited use of Health & Fitness Center
  • In Room Coffee Service
  • Local & Toll Free Phone Access
  • Resort beach access
  • Preferred reservation access to Ocean Tide Spa


Check-In: 4:00pm | Check-Out: 11:00am
Cancellations: You can cancel up to 14 days prior to scheduled arrival without penalty.  You will be charged for your complete stay if you cancel within 14 days of your scheduled arrival or if you are a no-show or depart early.

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Area Attractions

Hilton Head Island is located just off the coast of South Carolina, approximately 45 minutes from Savannah Georgia. The Island is 12 miles long and 5 miles wide and is widely acclaimed as one of the great sports and recreational destinations. The Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort (formerly the HiltonOceanfront Resort) is located oceanside next to 12 miles of sandy beaches. Inland you will find creeks, lagoons and forests and an abundance of wildlife. October is a wonderful time to be in the low country of South Carolina. The crowds have gone and the weather is wonderful!

Outdoor Activities

Golf – 15 Championship courses by:

  • Robert Trent Jones
  • George Fazio
  • Arthur Hills
  • Robert Cupp etc…

Tee times can be arranged upon arrival or by calling the golf center at 800-827-3006.


  • The Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center is rated among “The 50 greatest U.S. Tennis Resorts” by TENNIS MAGAZINE.

Other Activities:

  • Biking or Jogging
  • Canoe along the inland waterways
  • Kayaking
  • Scenic boat tours
  • Kayak or boat tours to see the Dolphins
  • Sailing
  • Over 100 restaurants
  • Fresh seafood
  • Miles of pristine beach
  • Sunset catamaran cruises
  • Just relax by the pool

Getting There

You can fly into Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport – SAV and drive about 45 minutes onto the Island or directly onto the Island at Hilton Head Island Airport – HHH

Driving Direction from North or South

Take I-95 to Exit #8. Take Hwy 278 East for 25 miles towards Hilton Head Island. After crossing the Island bridge, continue on Business 278 to Palmetto Dunes, which is located on the left hand side 8 miles from the Island bridge. Make a left hand turn at traffic light into Palmetto Dunes, and after one mile you will arrive at a guard gate. State that you are a guest of the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort (formerly the Hilton Oceanfront Resort) and obtain a pass and continue. The Resort is located on the left side. No motorcycles permitted. There is also a regional airport, Hilton Head Island Airport – HXD serviced by several airlines.

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $955.00

Register by:  August 18, 2022

Advanced:  $975.00

Register by:  September 7, 2022

Regular:  $995.00

Register after:  September 7, 2022

Special Pricing:

Veterinary technicians are welcome- there is an $80 seminar registration discount. Enter “techsaver” as the promotion code.

Registration Includes:

  • 16 CE hours

  • complete seminar notes

  • submission of attendance to AAVSB RACEtrack program

  • breakfast and breaks daily

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  • Hilton Head Island
     October 7, 2022 - October 9, 2022
     12:05 am - 1:05 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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Accommodation Registration

Please note:

Group rooms are sold out. Please contact our office at 800-487-5650 for current availability.  Seminar registration is still open.

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

  • Booking Link: click here. 

  • Reservations can also be made by calling Omni central reservation at 1-800-843-6664. Ask for the group code 100322INTLVETER
  • 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.