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Aruba

  |   December 7th - 10th, 2020

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Debra Horwitz D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
Veterinary Behavior Consultants, St. Louis MO

Amy L. Pike D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
Animal Behavior Wellness Center
Fairfax, VA

Gary Oswald D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Tampa Bay Veterinary Specialists
Largo, FL

Seminar Schedule:

Travel day Sunday Dec. 6, 2020  
Registration
Seminars
Welcome reception
Monday Dec. 7, 2020 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
2:00 pm – 6:30 pm
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Breakfast
Seminars
Tuesday Dec. 8 7:30 am – 8:00 am
8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Seminars Wednesday Dec. 9 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Breakfast
Seminars
Thursday Dec. 10 7:30 am – 8:00 am
8:00 am – 11:30 am

Seminar Topics:

A new way to practice veterinary medicine-Cooperative and stress less care

  • Getting your patients to the veterinary office (prep, car ride and crates)

  • Low stress handling and sedation protocols in hospital

  • Teaching cooperative care for veterinary exams and home procedure

  • Pain and its role in behavior

  • Management the beginning of treatment

  • Separation anxiety-an update

  • Leash reactivity on walks

  • Inter-dog aggression in the home

  • Inter-cat aggression and house soiling

  • Feline house soiling: update on urine marking

  • Update on behavior medications

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Seminar Speakers

  • Debra Horwitz D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Behaviorists Veterinary Behavior Consultants, St. Louis MO
  • Amy L. Pike Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Behaviorists Animal Behavior Wellness Center Fairfax, VA
  • Gary Oswald D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Largo, FL

CE Hours

This seminar is approved for 18 CE hrs.  

This program has been submitted for 18 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
  • Approved for 18 CE hrs by the AAVSB RACE program

Accommodations

Hyatt Regency Resort, Spa & Casino --Aruba

Hyatt Regency Resort, Spa & Casino --Aruba

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Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino

Experience the Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino, where luxurious pampering and exquisite touches enhance every moment of your visit. Breathe in fresh tropical breezes bringing the captivating scents of our island retreat into each corner of our impeccably renewed Aruba hotel and resort. Delight in the beauty of our new design, from intimate gathering spaces to elegantly modern guestrooms. Discover inner peace as you relax on our silky white sand beach, or as you give in to the nourishing treatments in our serene spa. Revive your sense of adventure with sailing, diving or tempting Lady Luck in the casino of our Palm Beach, Aruba hotel. Select our luxury hotel in Aruba, and transform your island escape from expected to distinctly remarkable.

 

Why choose the Hyatt Resort?

  • Relaxing tropical resort
  • Off-peak rates
  • Beautiful beach
  • Relax by the pool
  • Easy drive to the town center
  • All watersports available
  • Learn to dive
  • Great snorkeling
  • Try your luck at the Casino
  • Learn to wind surf or kite surf at a world renowned Vela windsurfing school

Room Description

Let the hypnotic sounds of the ocean gently lull you to sleep each evening in the luxurious comfort of our Aruba accommodations. These spacious 380-sq.-ft. rooms offer a private step-out balcony, perfect for enjoying views of the ocean, three-level pool, lagoon and tropical gardens. Complementing the view is the delightful decor, with sophisticated yet warm colors of the Caribbean creating a serene setting for your visit. Awaken each day refreshed from an exceptional rest in our signature Hyatt Grand Beds, fitted with luxurious linens, fluffy down pillows and a colorful throw over a pillow-top mattress. All King rooms include a shower while the Queen/Queen guestrooms include a bathtub. Enjoy the deluxe amenities in our air-conditioned, beachfront Aruba lodging including:

  • refreshing ceiling fan
  • Portico bath products
  • iHome clock/radio
  • coffeemaker
  • minibar
  • 32″ LCD TV
  • high-speed Internet access
  • daily newspaper

Price

 Group Run of house room rate:

  • $299.00 sgl or dbl/night + resort charge & tax (total for both is currently 24.5%)

Group Ocean/Pool view room rate:

  • $339.00 sgl or dbl/night + resort charge & tax (total for both is currently 24.5%)

 

Rates above are based on single or double occupancy. The rate will be increased by $45.00 per person, per night for additional persons age 18yrs. and older in guest rooms or suites, limit 4 persons per room.

 

Please note that the service charge does not include mandatory bellman and daily housekeeping charges:  The bellman gratuity is $10.00 per person including children, round trip and maid gratuity is $7.00 per room per night- these will be charged to your account. (plus tax)

There is also a government environmental levy of $3.50 per room/night (plus tax)

Terms

A deposit of 1 nights stay will be charged prior to your arrival.

Cancellations:

You will be charged for the complete scheduled stay if you cancel after November 6, 2020. No penalty if you cancel prior to this date.

You are also responsible for the complete scheduled stay if you check out of the hotel prior to your scheduled date- without having notified the hotel at check-in of your change in departure.

Please call our travel group at Cruises Etc. @ 1-800-487-5650 to arrange accommodations at the group rate.

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Area Attractions

Area Attractions

Discover an island that energizes the senses. Where untamed desert beauty bounds a turquoise ocean. An isle of ancient caves, coral reefs, legendary lagoons, open-air markets and colorful boutiques. An exotic invitation to snorkel, scuba dive, parasail, windsurf. Play a round of golf, horseback ride, or fish the depths of blue-green sea. Relax, Daydream, Bask, Swim, Dine, Play at the casino. Indulge in the beachfront luxury of the Aruba Hyatt Resort and  Casino.

 

The island of Aruba is part of the West Indies in the Caribbean Sea, and lies approximately 29km (18 miles) off the Paraguaná Peninsula of Venezuela. One of the Lesser Antilles islands, Aruba is about 30 km (19 miles) long and about 8 km (5 miles) wide with an area of 193 sq km (75 sq miles). The island’s population is about 89,000. Aruba has highest standard of living in the West Indies. In just a few short years, Aruba has become one of the most popular vacation spots in the Caribbean, with visitor figures approaching a million annually. Aruba’s diverse cultural heritage makes it a fascinating place to visit and explore. The island was originally inhabited by a tribe of Arawak Indians who migrated here from Venezuela. Many sites on Aruba still bear the original Indian names, and many of today’s Arubans still reflect the faces of their native ancestors. Spanish explorers arrived in Aruba in the 15th century and eventually colonized the island. But in 1636 the Dutch took over, and Aruba has remained Dutch ever since.

 

Aruba lies below the Hurricane Belt and December is late in the season, so expect wonderful weather!

Outdoor Activities

In the Air

It is not surprising that many of Aruba’s popular pastimes involve its blue waters and beautiful beaches. The most famous is wind surfing and kite sailing, thanks to the consistent 20-knot trade winds. Equipment rentals and instructors are available. Give it a try!

 

In the Water

Less than a mile offshore, the sea abounds with sailfish, wahoo, yellow and black tuna and marlin. Sport-fishing trips are widely available for full or half days. The German freighter Antilia, scuttled at the start of WWII off the northwest coast, is a favorite destination of scuba divers. Shallow, gentle waters at Druif and Arashi Beaches, where you can see a reef of elkhorn on the sandy bottom, are a big draw for snorkelers. Or you may like a cruise on a glass bottom boat or catamaran which combines picnic and sightseeing.

 

On the Land

Be sure to explore Aruba by land, too. The countryside, is dotted with windswept divi-divi trees, cactus and pastel-colored houses. One of the island’s most famous landmarks is Hooiberg, or Haystack Hill, a volcanic formation over 541 feet high. Climb its steps for a view of Venezuela on a clear day! The huge rocks at Ayo and Casibari have remnants of Amerindian drawings and afford another chance for the energetic climber.

 

Birdwatching

Bubali Pond on the west coast is a bird sanctuary which attracts a great variety of birds – pelicans, cormorants, wood storks and long-legged egrets among them.

 

Horseback Riding

You can go horseback riding on highly trained paso fino horses from South America.

 

Golfing

Golf lovers can play at the Aruba Golf Club near San Nicolas and at the new Tierra del Sol course in Arashi in the northwest tip of the island, Aruba’s first world class golf course, designed by Robert Trent Jones II. 18 hole par 71 course.

 

Casino Hopping

Aruba has over six Vegas style casinos for nighttime entertainment as well as superb restaurants, shows and world class shopping with many bargains to be had in European porcelain, jewelry, perfumes, and clothing.

Getting There

Airport

Queen Beatrix International Airport

Location Transportation Information

After collecting your luggage and passing thru customs and immigration- there are commercial taxis available to transfer you to the Hyatt.

IVS Travel Group Info

Please call the IVS travel group at 1-800-487-5650 for assistance. We can also check packages for you.

 

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $1015.00

 Register by:  October 8, 2020

Advanced:  $1035.00

Register by:  November 10, 2020

Regular:  $1055.00

Register after:  November 10, 2020

Special Pricing:

Registration Includes:

  • 18 CE hours

  • Breakfast on Tuesday & Thursday

  • All breaks

  • Certificate of completion

  • Welcome reception for all on Monday night.

Seminar Registration:

Details Price Qty
Early Bird $1,015.00 (USD)  
Advanced $1,035.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
October 8, 2020
Regular $1,055.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
November 10, 2020

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  • Aruba
    December 7, 2020 - December 10, 2020
    8:00 am - 11:30 am

Register online

Online registrations is easy and fast.

For our online courses: After registering: your SEMINAR REGISTRATION or PAYMENT NOTIFICATION E-MAIL will contain a link for you to pre-register for the webinar.  You need to do this prior to the webinar, so that you get a personalized link to the actual webinar.  

For our regular seminars, after completing your registration, 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.

Questions?  For online courses:  ivsceonline@gmail.com

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 Aruba, the easiest way to reserve your hotel room is to book online thru this link:

  • Booking Link: click here

    • If you need additional assistance, please contact us at 877-803-7534 or click here to find contact information by Region.

      If the group rate is no longer available, prevailing rates may be offered for some or all of your dates.

  • Please DO NOT use the form below.  If you are having trouble booking your room thru the above links, please call our IVS Office at (800) IVS-5650.

Please only use the hotel request form below, if you are having problems with reserving your room thru the online hotel registration link and are not able to contact our office at 800-487-5650. This form is sent to our office and it will take up to 1 week for our office to receive confirmation from the hotel and then send out a confirmation to you.

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.