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Scottsdale, AZ

  |   February 7th - 9th, 2020

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

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

Deborah Greco D.V.M., Ph.D.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Senior Medical Consultant
Nestle Purina Petcare

This course will present the recent diagnostic and therapeutic breakthroughs for some of the most common internal medicine problems using a combination of didactic and case-based teaching. The majority of the problems will be presented in 30 minutes or less to maximize the material you take with you to your practice.

Dr. Deb Greco is an internationally recognized expert in Small Animal Internal Medicine. Dr. Greco’s PhD is in pharmacology and her subspecialty is endocrinology. Dr. Greco is the past president of the Comparative Endocrinology Society in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Prior to joining Nestle Purina as a consultant, Deb was on faculty at Colorado State University and then more recently, Deb moved to New York City where she was an Associate Veterinarian in the Internal Medicine section at the busiest Veterinary Hospital in the world. Dr. Michael Lappin is one of the world’s leaders in infectious diseases and feline medicine. He practices at Colorado State University at their very busy referral and general practice. Michael is known for his practical presentations based on his years in clinical experience in practice. Both Internists are very practical speakers and easy to talk to!

This combination of two internationally recognized Internists will provide you with a practical approach to the management of many common medical problems that you encounter in your daily practice. You are sure to come away with some very helpful tips!

Seminar Schedule:

Registration: Friday February 7, 2020 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Breakfast: Daily 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Lectures: Friday, Feb. 7
Saturday, Feb. 8
Sunday, Feb. 9
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:00 pm


Seminar Topics:

  • The latest thoughts on management of the diabetic cat- this is all new information that will change the way you manage these patients!
  • Also how to manage those difficult canine patients 
  • Oral hypoglycemics-Fact or fiction? 
  • Management of the brittle diabetic. 
  • Advances in insulin therapy: Getting the glucose curve you want. 
  • Treatment of the recalcitrant hyperthyroid cat-I131? Tapazole? Surgery? Ipodate? 
  • How should I manage thyroid emergencies in cats (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, renal failure, thyroid storm, hypocalcemia)? 
  • How should I diagnose hyperadrenocorticism in dogs? 
  • How should I manage dogs with hyperadrenocorticism?
  • How should I diagnose hypoadrenocorticism in dogs and cats? 
  • How should I manage hypoadrenocorticism in dogs and cats? 
  • Bacteria rhinitis
  • Bacterial pneumonia
  • Feline Stomatitis
  • Helicobacter
  • Giardia
  • Tritrichomonas foetus
  • Cryptosporidium spp
  • Bacterial diarrheas
  • Parvovirus infections
  • Routine UTI
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Weak urinary sphincters
  • Hyperactive bladders
  • Hypotonic bladders
  • Hyperactive urinary sphincters
  • Idiopathic FLUTDs
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Seminar Speakers

  • Michael Lappin D.V.M., Ph.D. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Professor of Medicine Colorado State University
  • Deborah Greco D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Senior Medical Consultant Nestle Purina Petcare

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


JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa

JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa

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Discover JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, an award-winning hotel located at the base of Camelback Mountain in Paradise Valley, Arizona. Enjoy attentive service, deluxe amenities, heated outdoor pools, garden terraces and desert trails at our luxury resort in Scottsdale, AZ. Take our complimentary shuttle to our two 18-hole championship golf courses. Treat yourself to a massage or facial in our 32,000-square-foot spa, featuring 32 treatment rooms and a lap pool. Relax in privacy and understated luxury in our large casitas and suites with outdoor living spaces. Our Pueblo-style, pet-friendly accommodations offer kitchenettes.  Savor an array of dining experiences in our restaurants and bars.  Explore nearby Scottsdale attractions with ease from our secluded oasis overlooking the Sonoran Desert. 

Room Description

Casita Guest Rooms – Our resort has unique Pueblo-style casitas, giving each guest tranquil privacy by providing the largest standard guestrooms in the valley. All rooms feature Marriott’s Revive Bedding with down comforters and plush pillows along with microwave, mini-fridge and high-speed Internet options. Our Casitas’ private balconies overlook stunning views of the beautiful Paradise Valley.

Group Casita room rate: $319.00 dbl per night plus taxes & fees

Additional Fees (subject to change without notice):

  • State and local taxes are currently 13.17%
  • Resort fee:$35.00 per room, per night, plus tax.

    This fee will cover several amenities, which include: High speed wireless internet in your guestroom, unlimited local and domestic phone calls, access to Spa fitness center, minimum 18 years of age (fitness only), overnight self-parking, 15% off gift and clothing purchases at the Resort, Spa and Golf shops (excluding the Spa Skincare Shop), complimentary shuttle service to the Camelback Golf Club, complimentary golf driving range use, and complimentary two (2) hour tennis court use, complimentary two (2) hour bicycle rental.

The hotel rates above are based on single or double occupancy.  For additional adults (anyone over the age of 18yrs) staying in the room, with a max of 4 people per room, there is an additional fee per additional person. 


To avoid a one night’s room and tax charge, reservations must be canceled at least seven (7) days prior to scheduled arrival. You will also be charged if you are a no-show or depart early.


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Area Attractions

Visit Old Town Scottsdale

Relax at the Spa


Take a hike


Play some golf

Getting There


PHX- Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport is only approximately 10 miles from the Resort.  Either rent a car or grab a taxi or ride sharing company to the resort.

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $895.00

Register by:  December 19, 2019

Advanced:  $935.00

Register by:  January 21, 2020

Regular:  $955.00

Register after:  January 21, 2020

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
  • certificate of attendance
  • breakfast and breaks daily

Seminar Registration:

Details Price Qty
Regular $935.00 (USD)  

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  • Scottsdale
    February 7, 2020 - February 9, 2020
    8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Online registrations is easy and fast.  After completing your registration, if you need to book a hotel room please complete the online hotel request form.  If you have any difficulties please call our office at  1 (800) 487-5650 .

Accommodation Registration

Please note:

Please only use the hotel request form below, if you are having problems with reserving your room thru the online hotel registration link. 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.

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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.