ExpiredManaging common medical problems – cancelled


  |   June 5th - 12th, 2021

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April 20,  2021.  Bonaire travel restrictions continue to be a major problem with travel there. The need for several negative tests along with very limited flight access to the Island has forced us to cancel this seminar. We will monitor the situation and update if there are any changes as the year progresses as we know that there is a lot of interest in heading down there to enjoy the spectacular diving and snorkeling.

Audra Fenimore D.V.M., M.S.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Hospital
Englewood, CO


Seminars will be presented at the Caribbean Club Resort which is a short drive away from Buddy Dive Resort.

A series of cases featuring specific clinical problems will be presented by Dr. Fenimore. She will offer her thoughts on the management of these patients along with a discussion of topics associated with the clinical problem.

Seminar Schedule:

Travel Day: Saturday, June 5, 2021  
Relax and get adjusted: Sunday, June 6, 2021  


Welcome reception:

Monday, June 7, 2021

Monday June 7

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

7.00pm – 8.00pm


Monday, June 7

Tuesday, June 8

Thursday, June 10

Friday, June 11

2:30pm – 7:00pm

2:30pm – 7:00pm

2:30pm – 7:00pm

2:30pm – 7:00pm

Free Day: Wednesday, June 9, 2021  

Seminar Topics:

A series of cases featuring specific clinical problems will be presented by Dr. Fenimore. She will offer her thoughts on the management of these patients along with a discussion of topics associated with the clinical problem.

Topics to be discussed will include:

Don’t get your blood pressure up: A case based approach to the diagnosis and treatment of feline hypertension
What to do with the schnorking cat: Update on the diagnosis and treatment of feline upper respiratory tract infections
What to do with the schnorking cat: Feline upper respiratory tract disease-A viral focus
What to do with the schnorking cat: Preventative measures in feline upper respiratory tract disease

Primary immune mediated hemolytic anemia

  • Diagnosis and logical treatment

Primary immune mediated thrombocytopenia

  • Diagnosis and logical treatment

Primary immune mediated polyarthritis

  • Diagnosis and logical treatment

Diagnosis, treatment and prevention of leptospirosis    

Managing the diabetic cat- what’s new?

The hyperthyroid cat- current thoughts on etiology and management

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Seminar Speakers

CE Hours

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


Buddy Dive Resort & The Caribbean Club Resort

Buddy Dive Resort & The Caribbean Club Resort

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To reserve your dive and resort package please call our office: 800-487-5650. 

For this seminar we have selected two locations- Buddy Dive Resort and The Caribbean Club (owned by Buddy Dive).  We have selected both resorts to provide you with a variety of accommodations and resources.

We recommend that confident certified divers should consider staying at the Caribbean Club. If you are just starting your diving or want more access to boat dives, we suggest that you stay at Buddy Dive Resort. You will be equipped with a truck at either resort and can easily find your way to the Caribbean Club (about a ten minute drive) where the seminars will be presented. 

Buddy Dive Resort is located on the waterfront north of town, just a couple of steps from the crystal clear ocean and its many dive sites. The resort has eleven buildings with spacious studios, one, two and three bedroom apartments, a complete dive center, two swimming pools, two restaurants, vehicle rental and the famous drive-thru fill station.

Caribbean Club Bonaire

Located in the middle of nature you will find Caribbean Club Bonaire. This small scale and quiet resort is the closest resort to the magnificent highlights in the Northern of Bonaire.

Room Description

There are a variety of rooms available at both resorts.  We have selected two that we believe will appeal to everyone.

At Buddy Dive Resort:

Studio apartments and one bedroom apartments

At the Caribbean Club:

Studio deluxe apartment

Cottage deluxe One bedroom apartment


Buddy dive resort:

Each apartment has a fully equipment kitchen, spacious living area with cable TV, telephone, patio or balcony, air-conditioned bedrooms with each its own bathroom with shower.

The studio has a small kitchen, separate bedroom with air-conditioning and a bathroom/shower. They also have cable TV, telephone and a small patio.

All apartments and studios have a room safe, with no extra charge, to store valuables.


Caribbean Club: 

Our studio Deluxe is perfect for a short and budget friendly stay. All studios have a fully equipped kitchen to enjoy a home cooked breakfast, lunch and light meals in your room. Sit back and relax on the spacious patio with a lovely garden view.

Suitable for 2 people, the cottage 1-bedroom deluxe is a larger and more comfortable option than the standard cottage. It has a large living room/kitchen and separate bedroom and bathroom. Enjoy the outside breeze on the large patio or balcony



For this seminar: please call our office at 800-487-5650 to reserve your selected package. We have listed examples of rooms at each resort.  Our office can update you on what is currently available when you call.   Pricing is also available for only one person in a room.


Buddy Dive Resort:

  • Based on 2 people in a studio the costs are US$1073.05 per person per week.
  • Based on 2 people in a 1-bedroom apartment the costs are US$1158.10 per person per week.


Caribbean Club:

  • Based on 2 people in a studio deluxe the costs are US$790.37 per person per week.
  • Based on 2 people in a cottage deluxe 1-bedroom apartment the costs are US$900.62 per person per week.


The package inclusions are as follows:

  • 8 days – 7 nights in selected accommodations
  • 7 days rental vehicle (manual transmission, excl. insurance)
  • American style breakfast buffet daily
  • Welcome drink
  • “Manager’s Rum Punch Party”
  • Airport transfers
  • All government taxes

The divers will get 6 days of unlimited air fills incl. free nitrox upgrade (as long as they are nitrox certified).
Those on the explore package will get the following: snorkel equipment rental for 7 days, mountain bike rental for 1 day, 1 guided boat snorkel, 1 guided cave exploration, 1 guided mangrove kayak tour.



All reservations must be for a minimum of 7 nights.

A non-refundable deposit of US $100.00 is due at the time of booking. You will be charged for your complete stay at approximately 60 days prior to your scheduled arrival.

Cancellation penalties: For cancellations more than (56) days prior to arrival, deposit is refunded.

56 – 29 days prior to arrival: 25% of the total reservation is non-refundable
28 – 15 days prior to arrival: 50% of the total reservation is non-refundable
14 – 1 days prior to arrival: 75% of the total reservation is non-refundable
Day of arrival 100% of the total reservation is non-refundable  

No refunds for no shows or early departures.  We highly suggest trip insurance and can give you a quote if you’d like, just let us know.

Also any unused portions of the accommodations are non-refundable.

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Area Attractions


Area Attractions

Bonaire activities


Buddy Dive Resort

Caribbean Club Resort

Getting There


Several major airlines fly direct to Bonaire on Saturdays.  You can also fly into Aruba or Curacao and connect onto one of the local airlines that fly to Bonaire.

Bonaire flight information

Location Transportation Information

You will need to provide our office with your flight schedule- this will allow Buddy Dive to pick you up upon arrival in Bonaire. Once at the resorts, you will be provided with a pickup truck for your complete stay. (This is included in the resort package)

Registration Fees:

Early Bird: $885.00

Register by:  March 26 2021

Advanced: $905.00

Register by:  May 07 2021

Regular: $925.00

Register after:  May 07 2021

Special Pricing:

Veterinary Technicians welcome- there is an $80 discount off the seminar registration fee.


Registration Includes:

  • 18 CE hours
  • Complete seminar notes
  • Afternoon breaks
  • Certificate of completion 
  • Welcome reception for all including family members


Seminar Registration:

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  • Bonaire
    June 5, 2021 - June 12, 2021
    1:00 am - 10:00 am

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Online registration is easy and fast.  

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 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.