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Whitefish: Gateway to Glacier Nat. Park

  |   June 9th - 11th, 2025

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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

 

Howie & Dave are going to discuss management of the most common problems that they have encountered in practice. This course will present a practical approach to the diagnosis and management of these common problems using a combination of didactic and case-based teaching. This combination of a Surgeon and an Internist is sure to provide you with some very practical tips on a broad range of topics.

Seminar Schedule:

Registration:

Monday June 9, 2025 7:15 am – 8:00 am
     

Lectures:

 

Monday June 9

Tuesday June 10

Wednesday June 11

8:00 am – 1:30 pm

8:00 am – 1:30 pm

8:00 am –  1:00 pm

Breakfast

Monday June 9

Tuesday June 10

Wednesday June 11

7.15 am – 8.00 am

7.15am – 8:00am

7:15 am – 8:00 am

Seminar Topics:

  • Clinical approach to abnormal liver enzymes

  • Chronic hepatitis – how to diagnose and treat 

  • Copper associated liver disease – more common than you may think!

  • Four common liver conditions you likely did not learn about in vet school

  • Latest update on feline liver disease; lipidosis, cholangitis, triaditis

  • Acute liver disease – treatment options

  • Canine acute pancreatitis – the diagnosis and management

  • Chronic pancreatitis in the dog and cat

  • Surgical management of GDV: the 10 minute gastropexy

  • Managing GI foreign bodies in dogs

  • Bleeding splenic hemangiosarcoma; let’s get that spleen out with 4 ligations!

  • Colopexy for the treatment of recurrent rectal prolapse

  • Surgically managing gall bladder mucocele; from early presentation to rupture!

  • Surgical management of canine and feline calculi 

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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 seminar is 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
  • Submission of attendance to AAVSSB RACEtrack program
  • Complete seminar notes
  • Approved for 16 CE hrs by the AAVSB Race program

Accommodations

The Lodge at Whitefish Lake

The Lodge at Whitefish Lake

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The town of Whitefish is at the gateway to Glacier National Park.

Nestled between majestic mountains and pristine waters lies The Lodge at Whitefish Lake. A truly a special place, The Lodge is situated between Whitefish Lake and the 28-acre Viking Creek Wetland Preserve, with breathtaking scenery at every turn and no shortage of Montana adventures to experience. If relaxation and leisure are more your style, our first-class amenities and luxurious spa allow you to get comfortable and just be.

Inspired by the grand lodges of the past, The Lodge offers genuine western hospitality sure to create cherished moments and lasting memories. Connect – to yourself, those around you and your environment – and let us take care of the rest. Our friendly staff will go above and beyond to ensure that we exceed your expectations and look after your every need. Refresh your senses, play like a local, indulge in quality culinary experiences, and make yourself at home. 

 

Price: (Group rooms based on availability)

  • King Classic room- Viking Lodge: $339.00 per room, per night, plus taxes & fees.

  • King studio suite- main lodge:  $399.00 per room, per night, plus taxes & fees.

  • Lakefront condominiums:  Call for availability and pricing  877-887 4026

This rate is single/double occupancy. There  is a $40.00  per night for a rollaway for extra persons.

Complimentary Wireless Internet is available in all guest accommodations, meeting venues, and common areas

 

 

Additional Fees & Taxes:

The above lodging rates do not include tax and service fees. Eight percent (8%) Montana accommodations tax, three percent (3%) resort tax, twelve percent (12.00%) resort service fee, one percent (1%) Community Sustainability Fund and one percent (1%) Whitefish Lake Institute Assessment,

Percentages are subject to change depending on current federal, state, local laws, and resort policy.

Parking: The Lodge provides free parking and on-site car rental service.

 

Deposits:

For Main Lodge, Viking Lodge & Lakefront Condominiums, one night’s room and tax will be collected at time of booking to guarantee the reservation. Fourteen (14) days prior to arrival the remaining balance due on the entire stay will be deducted from the credit card on file and reservation will be considered non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Cancellations:  

For Main Lodge, Viking Lodge & Lakefront Condo reservations, cancellations may be made up until fourteen (14) days prior to arrival with full refund of the deposit. Cancellations, reductions in length of stay, or early departures made within fourteen (14) days of arrival forfeit the entire length of stay.

No-Show Policy: For any reservations that “no show”, the deposit will be forfeited. If the reservation is for multiple nights and the guest is a “no show,” and arrival date will be moved to the following day. If the guest again does not arrive for check in, the reservation will be cancelled and all deposits forfeited.

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Area Attractions

 

Summer activities

Glacier National Park

Local Attractions

Getting There

BY AIR Whitefish is one of the most accessible mountain towns in North America. Glacier Park International Airport (FCA) is only 11 miles from town with direct, year-round flights on major airlines from Seattle, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, Denver, and Las Vegas, and seasonal direct flights from Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Oakland, Dallas, and Portland. Lodge Flight Map 10/21

Registration Fees:

Early Bird: $1155.00

Register by: April 11, 2025

Advanced: $1175.00

Register by:  May 9, 2025

Regular: $1195.00

Register after:  May 9, 2025

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 AAVSSB RACEtrack program

  • Breakfast (monday and wednesday) and breaks daily

Seminar Registration:

Details Price Qty
Early Bird $1,155.00 (USD)  
Advanced $1,175.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
April 11, 2025
Regular $1,195.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
May 9, 2025

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  • WHitefish-Glacier Nat. Park
    June 9, 2025 - June 11, 2025
    12:05 am - 5:50 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

Questions?  

For regular seminars: ivseminars@yahoo.com

Passport Information

For International Travel

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.

Accommodation Registration

Please note: 

  • For the Lodge at Whitefish Lake

  • For room reservations, you can contact group reservations specialists toll-free 877.887.4026, extension 4058, or direct 406.863.4058, and be sure to mention they are with the IVS 2025 Veterinary CE program.

  • If you only want to book a room arriving sunday June 8 and departing wednesday June 11, 2025— to reserve your hotel room book online thru this link:

    Group ID is: IVSJUN25

    Group PASSWORD is: WHITEFISH

  • Booking Link: click here

     

    Please note bookings outside of the contracted dates or for room types not available in the group block will require calling to reserve- please note that rates might differ over the extra days.   Call 877.887.4026

  • 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

 

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.

Questions?

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

Passport Information

For International Travel

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.