Expired Managing common medical and surgical problems

Newport RI

  |   October 10th - 12th, 2022

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

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

International Veterinary Seminars is happy to present ‘The Mike and Howie Show’!

For those of you who are frequent IVS attendee’s you will recall when Mike and Howie were featured as the IVS ‘combo’ speakers for a variety of medical and surgical topics. Well we are excited to be able to present this dynamic duo once again to provide you with the best veterinary CE available.

Mike and Howie have been practicing Veterinary Medicine together at Colorado State University for over 25 years. Mike is the Medicine side of things and Howie is the Surgery side of things. Together, with over 50 years of combined experience, they have treated hundreds of cases and have developed many practical procedures and techniques for treating many medical and surgical disorders in dogs and cats. In addition, the combination of an internist and a surgeon always provides you with a balanced approach.

Mike and Howie have promised me that they will include many of their ‘old tried and true’ techniques as well as updating the group on some of the ‘new and innovative’ techniques they have recently developed for the management of many common canine and feline medical and surgical problems.

We are very excited to get these two ‘Global Educators’ back together again. If you are a frequent flyer with IVS then you know this seminar is not to be missed. If you are new to IVS this is your chance to gain valuable practical knowledge from two world authorities on the stage together!

Seminar Schedule:


Monday October 10, 2022

7:15 am – 8:00 am



7:15 am – 8:00 am


Monday Oct. 10



8:00 am – 1:30 pm

8:00 am – 1:30 pm

8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Seminar Topics:

  • Howie’s tips for dealing with linear foreign bodies in dogs

  • Intestinal resection and anastomosis; are you by yourself in the OR…….then you need a couple of my tips to make it easier!

  • Are you still placing multiple ligatures to remove a bleeding splenic hemangiosarcoma? Well, how about we take the spleen out with 4-5 ligatures.

  • How do you like operating GDV cases at night……..alone! Let Howie put a plan together that will reduce your anxiety in the OR by showing you a tried and true way of gastric derotation and a technique for rapid gastropexy (10-15 minutes!).

  • Have you ever had a male dog with a stone lodged in his urethra that you were UNABLE to retropulse! Never again……..Howie has the ‘secret weapon’ for getting the tough one’s back in the bladder!

  • Ever leave a calculus in the urinary bladder of a dog after performing a cystotomy for cystic calculi? Never again……..I have an easy to incorporate set of criteria that will guarantee ‘no stones left behind’!

  • Do you hate doing anal sacculectomies? Not after this lecture. I have a technique that will protect anal sphincter damage and guarantee removal of the entire sac! It will change your life!

  • PCR assays for blood borne pathogens, respiratory infections and GI infections; which are worth the expense?

  • Optimal treatments and prevention strategies of vector-borne pathogens

  • Update on the management of GI infections in dogs and cats.

  • Update on the management of feline stomatitis; a stepwise plan.

  • Can I do a canine or feline upper respiratory workup in practice? Yes you can!

  • Logical diagnostic approach to the coughing dog or cat.

  • Update on the management of respiratory infections in dogs and cats.

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Seminar Speakers

  • Michael Lappin 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 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
  • Submission of attendance to AAVSB RACEtrack
  • Complete seminar notes


Newport Marriott

Newport Marriott

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Placed amid the historic downtown district, the Newport Marriott offers scenic luxury along the shimmering Rhode Island waterfront. Discover Newport’s most celebrated attractions including Fort Adams, Naval Station Newport, Belle Mer, Cliff Walk and Thames Street. Ignite your senses with flavorful American fare, draft beers, fine wines and innovative cocktails in MainSail and Skiff Bar both enhanced by breathtaking water views. Our expansive, nautical-themed hotel accommodations are generously appointed with luxurious amenities and spa-like bathrooms with waterfall showers. After a satisfying day of business, sightseeing or fun at the beach in Newport, RI, treat yourself to a massage, beauty treatment or wellness therapy at our full-service hotel spa or try a workout in Studio Fit. When you stay at the Newport Marriott, you’ll discover a luxury haven along the downtown waterfront.


Our thoughtfully designed rooms welcome you to your waterfront stay, with locally inspired art and luxurious, comfortable beds.

Price: Group rooms are sold out. Please contact our office for current availability.  800-487-5650.  Seminar registration is still open.

  • Group Room rate: $.00 single or dbl/night plus tax
  • Hotel’s room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently occupancy tax of 13%) and a tourism assessment of $1.00 per room, per night) in effect at the time of check-out.
  • VALET PARKING (hotel)   $38.00/day
  • SELF-PARKING (Newport Gateway Center) $28.00/day


Cancellations: No penalty if you cancel at least 7 days prior to your scheduled arrival. You will be charged for your complete stay if you cancel within 7 days of your scheduled arrival. There are also penalties for early departures.

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


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Area Attractions

The Spa at the Newport Marriott

Balance the mind, body and spirit with a full menu of therapeutic spa amenities, including massage, beauty and wellness treatments, just steps from your hotel room. Our resort spa is located at the side entrance of Newport Marriott in RI at 77 Long Wharf.

Hours: Mon-Sun: 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM

Appointment is Required.   Phone: +1 401-848-6983

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Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $955.00

Register by:  August 31, 2022

Advanced:  $975.00

Register by:  Sept. 20, 2022

Regular:  $995.00

Register after:  Sept. 20, 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 program

  • breakfast and breaks daily

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  • Newport RI
     October 10, 2022 - October 12, 2022
     12:05 am - 5:00 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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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.