How I manage common feline problems

New Orleans

  |   May 2nd - 5th, 2019

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Michael Lappin D.V.M., Ph.D.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Colorado State University

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

Drs. Michael Lappin and Susan Little 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. Lappin in an internal medicine specialist has been involved with feline clinical research ever since reporting the Toxoplasma gondii IgM and IgG tests in 1989. His research group at Colorado State University completes approximately 15 feline clinical research projects per year. Dr. Little and Lappin have lectured together multiple times and most recently spoke to packed houses at both NAVC and WVC. We have also added Dr Debra Horwitz to the team. Debbie is a world renowned behaviorist who will present a series of lectures on how she manages common feline behavioral problems. The three speakers promise these lectures to be informative, fun and practical. 

Seminar Schedule:

Registration: Thursday May 2, 2019 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Breakfast: Daily 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Lectures:

Thursday May 2, 2019
Friday, May 3
Saturday May 4
Sunday May 5

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

Seminar Topics:

Dr. Little Lectures

– Successful management of urethral obstruction in cats

– Understanding Feline Idiopathic Cystitis

– How to Use Feeding Tubes in Cats

– Diagnosis and management of weight loss in senior cats

– Finding the inner cat – feline obesity

– Finicky felines: managing anorexia in cats

– Let’s get moving – the constipated cat

– Update on managing CKD

– Management of diabetes mellitus in cats

Dr. Lappin Lectures

– Fever of unknown origin in cats.

– Logical antibiotic therapy in cats.

– Management of upper respiratory infections in cats.

– Management of the coughing cat.

– Feline GI diseases: is it infectious, inflammatory, or neoplastic?

Dr. Horwitz topics: 

– Understanding feline behavior and how to optimize well-being at home, at shelters and in the clinic
– Itching, twitching and licking-behavioral dermatology in cats
– The link between feline house soiling and feline intercat aggression: treating them both 
– Feline aggression directed toward people: causes and treatment

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Seminar Speakers

  • Michael Lappin D.V.M., Ph.D. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Professor of Medicine Colorado State University
  • 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 20 CE hrs.  

IVS is also an approved provider in NY.

This program has been submitted for 20 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 20 CE hrs by the AAVSB RACE program

Accommodations

Renaissance Arts Hotel- New Orleans

Renaissance Arts Hotel- New Orleans

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From the flowing, asymmetrical Dale Chihuly chandeliers that greet you in the lobby to the visually stunning John Scott paintings and sculptures placed throughout the hotel, you will find your senses are both satisfied and stimulated.  The Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel is an exceptional New Orleans boutique hotel with artistic flair and is located in a historic warehouse, circa 1910.

New Orleans, LA

Situated in the heart of the Arts District near the French Quarter, this New Orleans arts hotel is conveniently located near attractions such as Harrah’s Casino, Audubon Aquarium and numerous museums. Guests looking for a unique dining experience have an array of options nearby, including our on-site Rene Bistrot. This boutique NOLA hotel restaurant serves quality French bistro-style cuisine prepared by celebrated Master Chef Rene Bajeux. For entertainment enthusiasts, it is within close proximity to well-known music and sporting venues, including the Louisiana Superdome. Or enjoy a refreshing swim in their rooftop pool.

New Orleans, LA

Price

Group room rate: 

Our group rate: $281.00 per night plus tax & fees

This rate is based on single or double occupancy.  

**There is a 3 night minimum stay as this is over Jazz Fest**

Taxes & Fees:

  • The above rate is subject to state and local taxes, currently 14%,  a New Orleans Convention & Visitors’ Bureau assessment of 1.75%, and a City Occupancy fee $1.00 per night.  All taxes and fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Parking is Valet only and is discounted for our group at a daily rate of $15.00 plus tax for up to 8 hours and $39.00 plus tax for overnight.(Subject to change)
  • As a special concession for our group, wireless internet will be complimentary (usually a $12.95 daily fee).

Terms

Cancellations:

A valid credit is required to guarantee your room. You have up to 21 days prior to cancel without penalty.  You will be charged for your complete scheduled stay if you cancel within 21 days of your scheduled arrival, or are a no-show, or depart early.

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Area Attractions

Area Attractions

Visit the nearby National WWII Museum or dive into New Orleans’ famous Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and explore the exhibits. Discover the New Orleans Museum of Art, the city’s oldest fine arts institution. 
Other attractions include:
 
And much more! Learn more here and here.

New Orleans Jazz Fest

We will be visiting New Orelans during the second weekend of the Jazz Fest- always a fun time at the fairgrounds!

Visit the official website for updates on the festival.

Swamp and plantation tours

Cajun Encounters uses smaller boats that accommodate up to 24 passengers to allow for a more quiet and up-close experience. With vast knowledge of the swamp and the wildlife, we can weave you through the back bayous for a real Cajun experience. Cajun encounters

Dining

Onsite, you’ll find Legacy Kitchen.

Or, if you’re looking for something offsite, click here.

Getting There

 

Renaissance New Orleans Arts Warehouse District Hotel

700 Tchoupitoulas Street

New Orleans, Louisiana

504-613-2330

Driving directions

Take I-10 East to Poydras Street, exit 234B. Follow Poydras to Tchoupitoulas Street. Turn right on Tchoupitoulas Street and the hotel is 2 blocks down on the left. Valet parking only, is available at the hotel.

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $985.00

Register by:  March 15, 2019

Advanced:  $1005.00

Register by:  April 16, 2019

Regular:  $1025.00

Register after:  April 16, 2019

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:

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

Seminar Registration:

Price Qty
Earlybird $985.00 (USD)  
Advanced $1,005.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
March 15, 2019
Regular $1,025.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
April 16, 2019

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  • New Orleans
    May 2, 2019 - May 5, 2019
    2:00 am - 7:00 am

Register by Phone

With one call to 1 (800) 487-5650 you can register for the seminar, book your room and organize your travel arrangements!

Accommodation Registration

Reserving Rooms

We reserve rooms starting the day prior to the seminar and ending on the last seminar day. Please call 1 (800) 487-5650 if you are requesting a room outside these dates.

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.

If you do not receive the confirmation from our office
within 1-2 weeks, please call 1 (800) 487-5650.

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Hotel Refund and Cancellation Policy *:

A valid credit is required to guarantee your room. You have up to 21 days prior to cancel without penalty.  You will be charged for your complete scheduled stay if you cancel within 21 days of your scheduled arrival, or are a no-show, or depart early.

If you do not receive the confirmation from our office within 2 weeks,
please call 1 (800) 487-5650.

Questions?

Please call the IVS travel group at 1 (800) 487-5650 for assistance.