Expired Managing common abdominal problems

Austin, TX

  |   April 9th - 11th, 2021

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March 10, 2021:  I just wanted to update you on our Austin seminar.  Many locations are starting to reopen and we have been closely working with the Westin Hotel in the recent days to ensure that they will have all the necessary safety protocols in place prior to our arrival.

I would recommend that you click thru to see what to expect while in Austin.

The Westin Austin Downtown

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It has been a very intense and stressful last year, so we are very excited to finally start to return to our passion: providing practical CE in great locations. 

Regarding the seminars: we will be following strict social distancing and mask requirements. 

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.





Gary Oswald D.V.M.
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Tampa Bay Veterinary Specialists
Largo, FL

David Twedt D.V.M.
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Colorado State University

This course will present a practical approach to the diagnosis and management of the most common abdominal problems using a combination of didactic and case-based teaching. Dr. Twedt is one of the worlds leading authorities on gastrointestinal diseases. Dr. Oswald’s expertise includes pancreatitis and intestinal disease and disorders.

Seminar Schedule:

Registration: Friday April 9, 2021 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast: Daily 7:15 am – 8:00 am

Friday April 9

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

Seminar Topics:

Dave & Gary have promised me that the seminars have been structured to maximize the material that you will take with you to your practice

  • When should I be concerned about elevated liver enzymes?

  • What are the new medical treatments for chronic-active hepatitis?

  • Are all yellow (icteric) cats dead cats?

  • What can I do to save the “fatty liver” cat?

  • Hepatic lipidosis? Just feed ‘em, I’ll show you how.

  • Feline inflammatory liver disease: infectious, immune or neoplastic?

  • What the heck is feline triaditis and is there any therapy?

  • Does Helicobacter cause disease?

  • How I treat megaesophagus in the dog

  • Managing persistent vomiting

  • When should I use Cerenia?

  • Medical management of gastric disease

  • A standardized approach to managing chronic enteropathies in the dog and cat

  • Chronic diarrhea in the cat – rule out common things first

  • Why run more GI panels ? What does serum cobalamin & folate really tell me?

  • Is probiotic therapy really useful in managing GI patients?

  • Endoscopic GI biopsies – should I buy an endoscope for my practice?

  • What are the best treatments for IBD in dogs?

  • What are the best treatments for PLE/lymphangectasia?

  • Feline IBD or could it be lymphoma; how do you tell the difference?

  • How do I quickly and accurately diagnose pancreatitis?

  • How important is the PLI test?

  • What are the best treatments for acute pancreatitis?

  • Do cats ever get EPI ?

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Seminar Speakers

  • Gary Oswald D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Tampa Bay Veterinary Consultants Oldsmar, FL
  • David Twedt D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Professor of Medicine Colorado State University

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:

  • Mandatory recorded attendance
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Complete seminar notes
  • Approved for 16 CE hrs by the AAVSB Race program


Westin Austin Downtown

Place yourself in the heart of the city at The Westin Austin Downtown. Located steps from the 6th Street Entertainment District, our downtown Austin hotel is near the latest foodie hotspots, historic sites, legendary live music venues, eclectic shops and year-round outdoor fun. Visit the Texas State Capitol, Paramount Theater and other famous downtown attractions.

During your visit to Austin, make time to enjoy our hotel’s array of inspired amenities. Relax in our heated outdoor pool overlooking the city, find your balance in our 24-hour WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio or savor all-day dining at Stella San Jac. We are also a pet-friendly hotel.


Westin traditional run of house group rooms: $215.00 dbl/night plus taxes

State and local taxes are 17.614%.

Valet parking only at this hotel.


Cancellations: All reservations must be guaranteed by a valid major credit card. You can cancel your reservations up to 14 days prior to your scheduled arrival without penalty. Cancellations made within 14 days of your scheduled arrival, or no-shows, or early departures, will be charged for the complete scheduled stay.

Please call our office at 800-487-5650 if you need to change or cancel your reservation.

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Area Attractions

Registration Fees:

Early Bird: $945.00

Register by:  March 9, 2021

Advanced: $965.00

Register by:  April 1, 2021

Regular: $985.00

Register after:  April 1, 2021

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
  • certificate of attendance
  • breakfast and breaks daily

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  • Austin
     April 9, 2021 - April 11, 2021
     8:00 am - 1:00 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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Accommodation Registration

Please note:

  • For Austin, the easiest way to reserve your hotel room is to go online 

  • Booking Link:  Click here to book your room

  • 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.