Expired Management of common feline ocular & respiratory problems.

Nantucket Island

  |   September 15th - 17th, 2023

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Sept. 13 update.  We are monitoring the weather and at this time the forecast is for Friday and Saturday weather related travel disruptions.  The seminar is on schedule for the 8am start on Friday.

Lynelle Johnson, DVM, PhD

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary
Internal Medicine
Professor of Medicine
UC Davis

David Maggs, BVSc

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
Professor of Ophthalmology
UC Davis

Seminar Schedule:

Registration: Friday September  15, 2023 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast: Daily 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Lectures: Friday September 15, 2023
Saturday September 16
Sunday September 17
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Seminar Topics:

Dr. Maggs:

  • Top 10 tips for a great feline eye exam

  • Managing herpes and chlamydia in a multicat environment

  • The latest on antiviral therapies for FHV-1

  • Does lysine work?

  • Does triple antibiotic kill cats? Does enrofloxacin blind cats?

  • What’s the best lab test for feline conjunctivitis

  • Nonhealing corneal ulcers feline eosinophilic keratitis and corneal sequestrum.

  • What’s the best treatment for Chlamydia in cats

  • Feline uveitis – Just intraocular lymphadenopathy

  • Feline glaucoma – Cats are not small dogs

  • Hypertensive retinopathy – what’s the prognosis for vision?

  • Do cats get dry eye disease?

Dr. Johnson:

  • Why can’t this cat breathe? 

  • How to work up nasal diseases in practice 

  • Management Strategies For Chronic Feline Rhinitis

  • Differentiating Cardiac From Lung Disease

    Is it bronchitis or asthma? 

  • Why isn’t this cat responding to steroids? 

  • Do cats get infectious lung disease? 

  • Difficult To Manage Pleural Diseases

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Seminar Speakers

  • Lynelle Johnson, D.V.M, Ph.D. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Professor of Medicine U.C. Davis
  • David Maggs B.V.Sc. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists Professor of Ophthalmology U.C. Davis

CE Hours

This seminar is AAVSB RACE 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


Nantucket Inn

Nantucket Inn

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At the Nantucket Inn, you will find an atmosphere that will make you feel right at home on Nantucket. Built around three beautifully landscaped courtyards, you’ll find 100 spacious guest rooms and cottages, many with cathedral ceilings and fireplaces. You’ll also find extensive recreation facilities that include indoor and outdoor pools, a health fitness center, two lighted tennis courts and indoor and outdoor whirlpool spas. Or take our complimentary island shuttle to Nantucket’s quaint village.


At the Nantucket Inn, we’ve created an atmosphere that will make you feel right at home. Our hundred spacious guest rooms are built around three beautifully landscaped courtyards, offering a comfortable setting for your island experience.


Standard Guest Rooms

Nantucket Inn

Standard guest rooms offer your choice of two full/double beds or one queen sized bed. All of these rooms are comfortably finished with rich cherry furnishings, shades of terra cotta and blue fabrics and a full range of modern amenities.

Oversize Guest Rooms

Nantucket Inn

Oversize Rooms offer 75 more square feet of living space and feature one King sized bed or two full/double beds. These rooms have been newly redecorated with pillow top mattresses and quilted bedspreads in a warm burnt sienna color complimented with pale green and sea blue striped drapes. The double rooms are perfect for families that need a bit of extra space. Our oversize rooms offer the same amenities available in our Standard Rooms. King rooms provide extra amenities for the business traveler.

Cottage Rooms

Nantucket Inn

The cottage rooms offer a charming upgrade for special occasions or when just a little extra space is needed. These units are slightly separated from the other rooms and placed in pairs in each courtyard.

Price: Group rooms are sold out. Please contact the hotel at 800-321-8484 for current availability

Standard Guest Room Rate:

$430.00 single or dbl/night plus taxes

  • One queen bed


$448.75 single or dbl/night – plus taxes

  • One king bed- limited availability


$463.75 single or dbl/night – plus taxes

  • Two double beds- limited availability


Oversized Room Rate:

$467.50  single or dbl/night plus taxes

  • One King – limited availability


$501.25 single or dbl/night plus taxes

  • two double beds – limited availability


Cottage Rate: Call for availability

Taxes are currently 11.7% and there is a $100 per night charge for each adult in room above two.


A deposit equal to 100% of your scheduled stay is required at the time of booking to guarantee your reservation(s). You have up to 14 days prior to your specified arrival date to cancel your reservation(s) and have your deposit refunded.  No refunds for cancellations less than 14 days prior to your scheduled arrival, or no-shows, or early departures.

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Area Attractions

Area Attractions

Off the coast of Massachusetts lies the special island of Nantucket, where history lives and traditions are maintained. Nantucket is a unique and beautiful island, with miles and miles of sandy beaches, deeply wooded moors, colorful cranberry bogs, and an entire ocean beckoning from all sides. It’s also a quaint island, where worn cobblestone streets, lined with the historic residences of whaling captains, lead to one of New England’s most picturesque harbors.

Resort Amenities

Nantucket Inn is proud to offer these fine amenities for their guests. Learn more


Dining is a special experience on the island. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and discover a wonderful selection of fresh seafood, native island specialties and regional continental cuisine. Learn more

Group Tours

The Nantucket Inn is the Island’s only tour-friendly hotel. The Nantucket Inn offers countless opportunities for adventure, exploring, shopping and appreciation of nature’s beauty. Our sales office has designed programs and itineraries featuring attractive packages to allow you to relax during your stay on island while absorbing its abundant history. While at the Inn our friendly staff will make you feel at home as you visit the “faraway land.” Whether it is your first visit or you have been here before, you’re bound to return!

Getting There


Nantucket Memorial Airport

Driving to Hyannis
From New York follow Route 95 to Providence then Route 195 to Wareham where you’ll pick up 495 and 25 East, then take Route 6 over the Sagamore Bridge to Route 132 to Hyannis.
From Boston follow Route 3 to the Sagamore Bridge, then Route 6 to Route 132 to Hyannis.

Then By Sea

Island ferry services depart from Hyannis. So sit back, relax and enjoy the sea air as you glide across the sound and into Nantucket Harbor.

  • Steamship Authority (year-round, passengers and cars) 508-477-8600 or 508-548-5011
  • Hy-Line Cruises (year-round, passengers only) 508-778-2600
  • Freedom Cruise Lines (seasonal only, passengers only) High Speed ferry service from Harwich Port to Nantucket. 508-432-8999

Airline Service
Regularly scheduled airlines fly between Nantucket, Hyannis, New Bedford, Boston, Newark, JFK and Providence. Carriers and schedules change frequently, confirm your desired service directly with the airline or your travel agent.

IVS Travel Group Info

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

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $995.00

Register by:  July 28, 2023

Advanced:  1015.00

Register by:  August 25, 2023

Regular:  $1035.00

Register after:  August 25, 2023

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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  • Nantucket
     September 15, 2023 - September 17, 2023
     12:05 am - 3:00 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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