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Kiawah Island

  |   April 22nd - 24th, 2022

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David Twedt D.V.M.

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

Howard Seim III D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Professor of Surgery
Colorado State University

Seminar Schedule:



Friday April 22, 2022


7:15 am – 8:00 am

7:15am – 8:00am


Friday April 22

Saturday April 23

Sunday April 24

8:00 am – 1:30 pm

8:00 am – 1:30 pm

8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Seminar Topics:

  • The patient has abnormal liver enzymes- Now what?
  • How to treat chronic hepatitis.
  • Four new liver conditions you did not learn about in vet school
  • What is feline triaditis and how should I treat it?
  • Those frustrating chronic diarrhea cases – What do I do now?
  • A fecal transplant? you’ve got to be kidding.
  • Update on pancreatitis – the tests, best treatments, and nutrition.
  • The best ways to control vomiting.
  • The most common esophageal disease you probably don’t diagnose.
  • GDV: techniques for derotation & the 15-minute gastropexy
  • Intestinal surgery; make it leak proof every time
  • Visceral organ biopsies; no more ‘non-diagnostic’ samples!
  • Let’s do some GI surgery cases: foreign bodies, tumors, linear foreign bodies
  • Surgical management of uroabdomen
  • Splenic hemangiosarcoma – the 4-ligature splenectomy
  • Esophagostomy tube placement
  • Feline PU; a novel approach
  • Canine cystic and urethral calculi
  • Anal sacculectomy; a novel approach
  • Surgical management of penetrating abdominal trauma
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Seminar Speakers

  • David Twedt D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Professor of Medicine Colorado State University
  • Howard Seim III D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons Professor of Surgery Colorado State University

CE Hours

This program has been submitted for AAVSB RACE 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. However, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board’s CE requirements. RACE does not “accredit” or “endorse” or “certify” any program or person, nor does RACE approval validate the content of the program.”  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

  • Complete seminar notes


Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Kiawah Island Golf Resort

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Kiawah Island is…ten miles of wide, immaculate, ocean beach on which one – or two – might walk or cycle for hours and hours without interruption. Soothing by day, utterly romantic by night, the beach is complemented by the island’s river, meandering lagoons, and pristine marshlands, and closes each sun washed day safe beneath its own star studded southern sky.

Kiawah Island Golf Resort, the only official owner and operator of resort amenities on Kiawah, has been serving guests on the island for over 25 years.

Resort Amenities

  • Over 1,000 employees eager to serve you
  • Complimentary on-island transportation, exclusively for Resort guests
  • Exclusive use of the ocean front Inn pools and the Tennis Club pool complex
  • Complimentary use of all pool complexes

Save hundreds of dollars during your stay through preferred pricing on golf, tennis, Kamp Kiawah and recreational activities

Preferred tee times and court times, and access to all amenities on the island.

Room Description

Kiawah Island, SC

Kiawah Island, SC

Kiawah Island, SC

Our group villas are One bedroom East Beach, Scenic View villas.  The view is “scenic” which can include views of the lagoon, woods, or golf course.  Please note that this is not a classic resort. Our villas are spread out around the property. The Sanctuary Resort is also on the property but is not part of our room block.

Price:  Group rooms are sold out – please call our office at 800-487-5650 for room availability

One Bedroom  Scenic viewVillas: Group Rates–$229.00 dbl/night plus taxes and resort service fee

**One Bedroom Villas come with only 1 King bed and some also come with a pull-out sofa.  If you’d like 2 King beds, we can look into upgrading you into a 2 Bedroom Villa, just give us a call**

Additional fees (subject to change without notice):

  • Rates are presently subject to a 7.0% South Carolina state tax and a total of 6% local taxes, and subject to change without notice. 
  • A Resort Service Fee of 9% per villa per day will apply to all guest rooms utilized. The Resort Service Fee includes on demand, on-island transportation (7 a.m. to 11 p.m.) to all resort owned venues.The Resort Fee also includes 800 and local phone calls, credit card access calls, and in-room coffee.

Extra days and 2- and 3-bedroom villas available based on resort availability.

The maximum occupancy at Kiawah Island Golf Resort is two (2) adults per bedroom.  Children under the age of 18, when accompanied by an adult and staying in the same room, are free of charge.

Our group villas are One bedroom East Beach, Scenic View villas.  The view is “scenic” which can include views of the lagoon, woods, or golf course.  Please note that this is not a classic resort. Our villas are spread out around the property. The Sanctuary Resort is also on the property but is not part of our room block.


Your credit card will be needed to guarantee your room. There is no penalty if you cancel at least 14 days prior to your scheduled arrival. If you cancel within 14 days of your scheduled arrival you will be charged for your complete stay. 

Group rooms sold out
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Area Attractions

Area Attractions

Deer forage along the Atlantic coastline of Kiawah Island, South Carolina.

Kiawah Island is renowned for its natural beauty and abundant wildlife. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and vast salt marshes, Kiawah has a mixture of lush maritime forests, brackish water ponds, and picturesque dunes. During your stay on Kiawah, tour the island with our Naturalist staff as they open your eyes to the nature of Kiawah.  Learn more about Kiawah Island’s Nature Program

Kiawah Island remains a haven for those who stay. However, the reasons for visiting have become more varied. From ten miles of romantic, unspoiled beach to 30 miles of paved, biking trails. From kayaking and canoeing adventures to alligator and birding walks. From oceanfront fine dining to riverside oyster roasts.

Then there’s the golf – spectacular golf. Five championship courses, including the world-famous Ocean Course, host of the 1991 Ryder Cup Matches and the 1997 & 2003 World Cup of Golf.

This is Kiawah Island, where nearby Charleston’s influences abound. The choices are plentiful and the people are polite to a fault. Kiawah’s friendly character is derived from the gracious Charleston lifestyle, in which Southern Hospitality is never the exception and every meal is a celebration of tastes. The island’s proximity to such a charming and desired destination is not only convenient. It’s also unique. The transportation is seamless; the resort experience unlike any other.


On and about the island, your private table overlooks splendid surf, lagoons, gardens or fairways, while you dine on exquisitely prepared and presented native foods complemented by the perfect wine or beverage, and accompanied by the soft sound of the tropics. Select a dining option below, or feel free to contact our concierge for personalized assistance.

Some close-by restaurants: Lokals, Red Sky Grill, Hege’s Brasserie Francais Classique.

Dining options on Kiawah Island

Outdoor Activities

Kiawah Island Golf Resort is home to a fascinating array of wild creatures with a diverse ecosystem. The recreation programs are, quite simply, unsurpassed. For those who wish to immerse themselves in water, enjoy the pools, kayaking and, of course the Atlantic Ocean. For those that want to explore by land, bicycles and miles of trails are available. There is something for everyone in your family to enjoy at Kiawah. Learn more


Kiawah Island Golf Resort offers challenging golf courses and hotel vacation packages that are unmatched set in a beautiful natural setting near historic Charleston, South Carolina. Equally appealing, our villa and golf vacations provide legendary golf traditions flavored with the spirit of world-class competition.

Our golf resort packages provide unmatched play on any one of five championship golf courses designed by Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio, Gary Player and Clyde Johnston. Learn more


Kiawah, #2 Tennis Resort in the World by Tennisresortsonline.com! With two complete tennis complexes located on our 10-mile Island, you’ll always be close to a championship court. Choose from the Roy Barth Tennis Center—featuring nine Har-Tru clay courts and three hard courts—or the West Beach Tennis Club, with 10 Har-Tru courts and two lighted hard courts. No matter where you play or practice, the result is the same: You’ll experience the ultimate go-for-the-gold standard in service, instruction, and above all, enjoyment.  Learn more


KIGR guests have exclusive and complimentary access to three new resort-owned and operated pools including two new expanded pool areas in Night Heron Park and West Beach Village. The Tennis Club Pool has been designated as an adult only pool allowing for a private getaway guests over 21 years old. Seasonal towel service is available at the Tennis Club pool. The newly improved Night Heron pool complex, the resorts most popular pool, is the ideal spot for families. Conveniently located in the middle of our 21 – acre park and recreational facility, it is only steps for the beach, Night Heron Pool offers full service poolside dining (seasonally) and is heated in the spring and fall and chilled in the summer to make it even more enjoyable. Our newest pool complex, the West Beach Pool located adjacent to the Tennis Center offers a number of interactive water features including a large slide. Convenient to the shops and dining in The Straw Market and beach access this pool area is a great place for family fun.  Learn more



Sit high atop a horse-drawn carriage as candy-colored homes glide by, admire elaborate gardens, and dine Lowcountry style; this is Charleston, a remarkable journey through time, mere minutes from our island.  Known for rich history, well-preserved architecture, a celebrated restaurant community and mannerly people, the Charleston area has been named Top U.S. City by Condé Nast Traveler 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards. This is the third consecutive year the historic coastal destination has received the No. 1 U.S. City ranking. Learn more 

As a guest of Kiawah Island Golf Resort, you have at your fingertips a concierge who exists solely to make your stay at our Resort as rich and varied an experience as you care to enjoy. From a carriage, boat, bicycle or walking tour of nearby Charleston – rated third top choice for domestic travel by readers of Condé Nast Traveler – to an extraordinary off-island meal at places only the locals can name. From a list of just the right places to shop for handmade crafts, American and English antiques, fine art or jewelry, to a tour of a legendary plantation. 

Don’t feel like driving? Let those of us who experience the city daily be your guide to the highlights of a trip downtown. We offer comprehensive excursions that will take you to such intriguing places as Fort Sumter, the Calhoun Mansion, and Drayton Hall Plantation. Or see the Holy City the way the colonists did – from a horse-drawn carriage.

Of course, you’ll want to be sure to say hello to over 10,000 animals at the new South Carolina Aquarium, opened in 2000. Kiawah Island Golf Resort was proud to donate one million dollars to the aquarium in the continuing effort to keep people aware of the many ways that nature plays a role in our lives. In fact, the loggerhead turtles that you’ll see at the aquarium were hatched from nests right here on Kiawah Island!

All of this and more awaits you in our Lowcountry paradise. And all is at your beck and call as our privileged guest. Learn more

Getting There


Charleston International Airport

Please note that because of the location of the Island we recommend you rent a car for the drive there.

Local Transportation Information

Please note that with the location of the Island- if you are flying in- you should rent a car at the airport.

Access is easy – click here for complete directions
Please note that motorcycles are not allowed on the Island.

When you arrive at the gate inform the personnel that you are there for the veterinary seminar and are staying at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort. They will provide you with directions to registration. If you are just coming for the seminar each day- inform the personnel that you are attending the veterinary seminar.

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $915.00

Register by:  March 4, 2022

Advanced:  $935.00

Register by:  April 1, 2022

Regular:  $955.00

Register after:  April 1, 2022

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

  • breakfast and breaks daily

Seminar Registration:

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  • Kiawah Island
     April 22, 2022 - April 24, 2022
     12:05 am - 1:00 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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Accommodation Registration

Reserving Rooms

We reserve rooms starting the day prior to the seminar and ending on the last seminar day.  However, if you need additional days, we will work with the hotel to accommodate your request based on availability.

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.

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 Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm (pacific) to provide the card number.  Your Hotel Confirmation will be emailed to you after your room is guaranteed.


Hotel Request Form:* Required Fields

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.