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  |   May 17th - 19th, 2024

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Deborah Greco D.V.M., Ph.D.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Palm Springs CA.

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

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

Dr. Deb Greco is an endocrinologist that has spent years studying diabetes mellitus in dogs and cats and pioneered many studies on managing Type II diabetic cats. Dr. Mike Lappin has been working with infectious causes of gastrointestinal disease and urinary tract diseases in cats his whole career. He has completed many studies associated with diarrhea, in particular, those where probiotics were used. Deb and Mike have collaborated on many research projects together and have lectured together all over the world and IVS believes you will love their interactive skills while providing you valuable information to use in your practices.

Seminar Schedule:

Registration: Friday May 17, 2024 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Breakfast: Daily 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Lectures: Friday May 17, 2024
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Seminar Topics:

Dr. Lappin:

  • Is it immune or infectious?   What infections to rule out before increasing the dose of steroids in your IMA, ITP and polyarthritis cases.

  • The truth about Giardia!

  • How to best use pre, pro, and synbiotics in management of your GI cases.

  • Non-pharmacological management of stress diseases in cats

  • Diagnosis and management of acute and chronic respiratory infections in cats.

Dr. Greco:

  • Dry as a Bone: Hydration in cats and dogs

  • Advances in the diagnosis of hypothyroidism in cats and dogs

  • Hyperthyroidism in cats: Pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment

  • Cushing’s syndrome in dogs: Challenges in diagnosis and treatment

  • Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndromes: Addisons disease and beyond

  • Calcium disorders in dogs and cats

  • Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes and Acromegaly in the Cat

  • Canine diabetes–insulin therapy, nutrition and monitoring 

  • Growth hormone disorders of cats and dogs

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Seminar Speakers

  • Deborah Greco D.V.M., Ph.D. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Desert Veterinary Specialists Palm Desert, CA
  • Michael Lappin Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Professor of Medicine Colorado State 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

  • submission of attendance to AAVSB RACEtrack program

  • 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.

The Spa at Grove Park Inn


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:  Group rooms are sold out. Please contact our office at 800-487-5650 or ivseminars@yahoo.com for current availability.

Run of House: $379.00 dbl/night plus taxes & resort fee

Deluxe Mountain view: $399.00 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 $30.00 (reduced from $35.00 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 $25 per day.  Subject to change

Valet is currently $35 per day. Subject to change.

Parking is available if you are not staying at the Resort- charges apply and are on signage as you enter the parking lots.


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


Things to do in Asheville

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:  $1075.00

Register by:  March 29, 2024

Advanced:  $1095.00

Register by:  April 21, 2024

Regular:  $1115.00

Register after:  April 21, 2024

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 seminar notes

  • submission of attendance to AAVSB RACEtrack program

  • breakfast and breaks daily

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    May 17, 2024 - May 19, 2024
    12:05 am - 5:00 pm

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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 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.