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Whitefish: Gateway to Glacier Nat. Park

  |   June 10th - 12th, 2024

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

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

Michael Lappin D.V.M., Ph.D.

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

Seminar Schedule:


Monday June 10, 2024 7:15 am – 8:00 am



Monday June 10

Tuesday June 11

Wednesday June 12

8:00 am – 1:30 pm

1:30 pm – 6:30 pm

8:00 am –  1:30 pm


Monday June 10

Wednesday June 12

7.15 am – 8.00 am

7:15 am – 8:00 am

Seminar Topics:

Dr. MacPhail:

  • Practical tips on abdominal exploratory and organ biopsy

  • Upper and Lower Respiratory problems- how i approach diagnosis and management

    • Upper: stenotic nares, laryngeal disease, nasopharyngeal polyps

    • Lower: pleural effusion, diaphragmatic hernias

  • Upper and Lower Urinary Obstruction – practical management and what’s new

    • Upper: surgeon perspective on ureter stones

    • Lower: what’s new with urethral obstruction

  • Wound Management – learn some easy ways to manage wounds


Dr. Lappin:

  • New tips for managing stress associated feline interstitial cystitis

  • Management of flea associated diseases

  • Management of tick associated diseases

  • Management of acute infectious upper respiratory diseases

  • Management of chronic infectious upper respiratory disease

  • Update on infectious causes of cough in cats.

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Seminar Speakers

  • Catriona MacPhail D.V.M., Ph.D Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons Professor of Surgery College of Veterinary Medicine Colorado State University
  • Michael Lappin Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Professor of Medicine 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


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)

Group rooms are sold out. Please contact our office at 800-487-5650 for current availability.

  • Main Lodge: $.00 per room, per night, plus taxes & fees.

  • Viking Lodge:  $.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, eleven and a half percent (11.5%) 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.



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.


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: $1055.00

Register by: April 10, 2024

Advanced: $1075.00

Register by:  May 10, 2024

Regular: $1095.00

Register after:  May 10, 2024

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

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  • WHitefish-Glacier Nat. Park
     June 10, 2024 - June 12, 2024
     12:05 am - 7:05 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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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.