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Santa Fe

  |   May 29th - 31st, 2020

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Justine Lee D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary
Emergency & Critical Care
Diplomate, American Board of Toxicology
CEO- Vetgirl

Catriona MacPhail D.V.M., Ph.D.

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

Dr. Catriona MacPhail works in a very busy surgical referral hospital at the Colorado State University. With this tremendous case load- Catriona has seen it all and operated on it all. She is also known for her practical apporach to lecturing.  Dr. Justine Lee is a board-certified emergency critical care veterinary specialist, and is currently the CEO of Vetgirl. Previously, she was on faculty as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Justine continues to work in the emergency services at local veterinary emergency hospitals.

Seminar Schedule:

Registration: Friday May 29, 2020 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Continental breakfast: Daily 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Lectures: Friday May 29
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:00 pm


Seminar Topics:

  • Common mistakes in the ER… and how to avoid them!

  • Should you give steroids with trauma?

  • Know what the real shock dose of fluid therapy is

  • Why it’s wrong to get steroids with head trauma

  • Top 20 toxic titans… and how to treat them

  • Top 5 human medications affecting dogs and cats

  • Rodenticide toxicosis in dogs and cats

  • Common mistakes to avoid in the poisoned patient

  • How to induce emesis in cats

  • How to gastric lavage

  • Knowing the indications and contraindications for activated charcoal

  • Common emergency room procedures you must know!

Managing common surgical emergencies:

  • GDV

  • Intestinal foreign bodies

  • Intussusception

  • Hemoabdomen

  • Acute Abdomen / Peritonitis

  • Diaphragmatic hernias

  • Urethral obstruction / Uroabdomen

  • Upper airway emergencies

  • Dystocia and C-sections

  • Traumatic wound care

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Seminar Speakers

  • Justine Lee D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Diplomate, American Board of Toxicology Medical Director- Vetgirl
  • Catriona MacPhail D.V.M., Ph.D. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons Professor of Surgery 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
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Complete seminar notes


Hotel Santa Fe

Hotel Santa Fe

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“Mah-Waan, Mah-Waan” For us hospitality is an honored tradition. In this spirit we welcome you to Santa Fe’s only Native American Owned hotel. Located in Historic Downtown Santa Fe and in the heart of the new Guadalupe Railyard District with museums, galleries, shops and restaurants just outside our door. Hotel Santa Fe and The Hacienda at Hotel Santa Fe offers a unique cultural experience, from our luxurious rooms and suites to the lilting notes of a Native flute to the culinary brilliance of our Amaya Restaurant. This difference truly sets us a world apart.

The hotel takes pride in their dedication to maintaining the traditions of the past while providing the modern comforts of the present. The unique rooms and suites feature amenities and furnishings in the authentic flavor of Santa Fe Style. You will enjoy strolling by the handcrafted sculptures in our gardens, watching ceremonial dances or listening to our historian bring Santa Fe to life as you cozy up to our kiva fireplace.

  • For the seminar, the hotel has offered IVS a group room upgrade from the traditional rooms to Picuris junior suites at a great rate!
  • For a special treat you can experience the ultimate in luxury accommodations and personalized service. While an integral part of Hotel Santa Fe, and designed in the same Pueblo-style architecture, The Hacienda nevertheless retains its own identity. Secluded within our four acres The Hacienda at Hotel Santa Fe is an exclusive retreat with 35 special rooms and suites filled with Native American Art and warm gem-like tones that reflect the southwest. While staying at The Hacienda you will experience the personal service of our professionally trained butlers. He or she will fulfill even your most exacting needs or request. From the mundane to the seemingly impossible no task is too difficult.


Please call our office at 800-487-5650 for pricing and availability.


Picuris junior suite:  $259.00 per night, plus taxes & fees.

Taxes & fees

Taxes are currently 15.31%

Resort Fee:

When you book a stay at Hotel Santa Fe The Hacienda and Spa, a Resort Fee is assessed. The fee is $19.00 per night during your stay and covers:
•Shuttle service within one mile of downtown from 8am to 10pm. Call or drop by the Front Desk to access this service.
•Shuttle service to and from the Santa Fe Airport is also provided with 24 hours notice.
•Constant wireless Internet connectivity throughout the Hotel.
•Local telephone calls.
•Use of the Business Center, including photocopies, sending and receiving faxes within the USA and having documents notarized.
•Local newspapers in the Lobby.
•Parking in our ample lot.
•Use of the Swimming Pool (Seasonal) and Hot Tub from dawn to 10pm.
•Use of the Fitness Center at our Spa from 6am to 9pm.
•Coffee and tea from 7am to 12noon and bottled water available throughout the day in the Lobby.
•We also will gladly download and print your airline Boarding Passes to make checkout and travel home smoother.
•If your pet accompanies you, it’s our pleasure to walk your “best friend” for you!


  • Group rate will be honored 3 days prior and 3 days post program – based on availability
  • Additional persons in each guest room, beyond two, will incur a charge of $25.00 per person, per night. This does not apply to children aged 17 and under when in the same room as parents
  • Cancellations: No penalty if you cancel at least 21 days prior to your scheduled arrival date. There is a 2 night charge of you cancel within 21 days of your scheduled arrival. You will be charged for your complete stay if you cancel within 7 days of your scheduled arrival or are a no-show or depart early
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Area Attractions

Santa Fe, New Mexico, is one of the top destinations in the United States’ Southwest. Santa Fe is a city that embraces its natural environment, a city whose beautiful adobe architecture blends with the high desert landscape. A city that is, at the same time, one of America’s great art and culinary capitals. Santa Fe draws those who love art, natural beauty and those who wish to relax. 

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    As the heart of the city and the place where Santa Fe was founded, the Plaza is the city’s most historic area. Surrounded by museums, historic buildings, restaurants, hotels, galleries and endless shopping, the Plaza is the place to start understanding Santa Fe.

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    Santa Fe has more than 250 galleries and has been rated the second largest art market in the country, after New York City. Canyon Road is a historic pathway into the mountains and an old neighborhood that has become the city’s center for art with the highest concentration of galleries.

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    The Georgia O’Keeffe museum is a showcase not only for O’Keeffe’s work but also for that of her many contemporaries. It features more than 3,000 works, including 140 of the famous artist’s oil paintings and almost 700 of her drawings. 

    The museum also preserves her home and studio in Abiquiu, New Mexico, about an hour away. You can visit this by appointment.

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    In a town with many museums, Museum Hill is a collection of four of its most interesting: the Museum of International Folk Art, the ​​Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art and the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian. With a wonderful plaza, expansive views, footpaths connecting each museum and a convenient cafe, Museum Hill is a day trip right in town.

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    The area around the Railyard along Guadalupe Street is where Santa Fe’s history is reborn. In this redeveloped historic area, the Railyard features everything from a farmers market to great restaurants, shops, art galleries and a cinema. You can take a commuter train to and from this area, which is truly a hub of action in Santa Fe. 

    The 50-acre Railyard, after years of community input and visioning, is a multi-use property that is home to SITE Santa Fe, a contemporary art museum with rotating exhibits, shops, galleries, restaurants and the Santa Fe Farmers Market.

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    Located about 45 minutes from Santa Fe, Bandelier is the centuries-old site of a large pre-Pueblo community that was established in the area’s extensive volcanic cliffs. One of the state’s most important cultural and archaeological sites, Bandelier is a beautiful spot that offers a view across time into the lives of the hundreds of Native Americans who called it home from 1100 to 1500 AD.

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    The 19 Pueblo tribes that form the majority of New Mexico’s Native American population are scattered around the state. A number of the communities are in close proximity to Santa Fe, however, and offer a view into both the ancient and modern worlds of the Pueblos.

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    Every day, dozens of artists from around Santa Fe, New Mexico and the Southwest sell their work under the long portal that fronts the Palace of the Governors. This is a regulated program that ​ensures that high-quality, authentic artwork is sold by the artists or their family members. The palace itself is the state’s history museum and the oldest public building in the U.S., making it a perfect setting.

    Read more about shopping in Santa Fe here.

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    Contrasting to the more traditional art forms sold at the palace and at many of Santa Fe’s shops and galleries is this museum dedicated to contemporary American Indian art. The museum is an arm of the IAIA college that teaches art to native peoples.

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    The largest example of non-adobe style architecture in the city, the Romanesque St. Francis Cathedral dominates the downtown cityscape. The cathedral is a religious center for Santa Fe and the home to La Conquistadora, a centuries-old statue revered within the city.

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    This museum is conveniently located on the Historic Plaza in Santa Fe next to the Palace of the Governors. This new museum has permanent and rotating exhibits, as well as archives. The exhibits are interesting, vibrant and interactive.

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    There are destinations on this planet that have a certain Oz-like quality about them, where you’re suddenly struck with the sensation of entering another world. Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument is just such a place. Fortunately, you don’t have to venture somewhere over the rainbow to get to this enchanting New Mexican landscape. Tent Rocks is located just 40 miles southwest of Santa Fe.

Getting There

From Santa Fe, travelers can fly direct to Dallas, Denver and now Phoenix, with connections to thousands of destinations throughout the world. Flights to and from Santa Fe are operated with a CR-700 jet with a 2-class configuration featuring Wi-Fi.

Albuquerque International Sunport to Hotel Santa Fe is a 60-minute trip. All major car rentals are available at the airport, but since downtown historic Santa Fe is a walking city a car is not necessary.

Sandia Shuttle – The Sandia Shuttle picks up and drops off passengers directly at Hotel Santa Fe. For information or reservations, call 888-775-5696 or 505-474-5696 or go to http://www.sandiashuttle.com for current shuttle times.

New Mexico Railrunner – Offers train service too and from Albuquerque for a fare of $7.00 each way. A shuttle from the Albuquerque Sunport will transport guest to the downtown train depot. Please check http://www.nmrailrunner.com for current train and shuttle times to Santa Fe. The Railrunner arrives directly across the street from Hotel Santa Fe.



Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $895.00

Register by:  April 9, 2020

Advanced:  $915.00

Register by:  May 7, 2020

Regular:  $935.00

Register after:  May 7, 2020

Special Pricing:

Veterinary technicians are welcome- there is an $80 seminar registration discount

Registration Includes:

  • 16 CE hours
  • complete seminar notes
  • certificate of attendance
  • breakfast and breaks daily

Seminar Registration:

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  • Santa Fe
    May 29, 2020 - May 31, 2020
    7:00 am - 12:00 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.