Expired Managing common oral & gastrointestinal problems

Mystic CT

  |   July 26th - 28th, 2019

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Heidi Lobprise D.V.M.

Diplomate, American Veterinary Dental College
Chief Dental Officer
Main St. Veterinary Dental College
Flower Mound, TX

John Berg D.V.M.

Diplomate, ACVS
Professor of  Small animal soft tissue surgery
Department of Clinical Sciences
Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
North Grafton, MA


Gary Oswald D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Chief of Staff
Tampa Bay Veterinary Specialists

This seminar series is designed to provide you with updates on how the speakers actually do things in practice. For this seminar i have combined an Internist, a Dentist and a surgeon. They will discuss how they do certain techniques, how they manage dental problems and how they manage common GI problems.  Actual cases will be presented to emphasise the clinical management.

Seminar Schedule:


Friday July 26, 2019

7:15 am – 8:00 am

Continental breakfast:


7:15 am – 8:00 am


Friday July 26



8:00 am – 1:30 pm

8:00 am – 1:30 pm

8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Seminar Topics:

Which GI drugs should be in my pharmacy and how should I use them ?

  • Drugs affecting gastrointestinal motility.
  • Anti-emetic drugs.
  • Antacids. 
  • Appetite stimulants.
  • Antibiotics.
  • Probiotics.


How to diagnose and treat these select small intestinal disorders.

  • Food intolerance. 
  • Intestinal Dysbiosis.
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
  • Protein-Losing Enteropathy (PLE).
  • Acute Hemorrhagic Diarrheal Syndrome (AHDS).


How to diagnose and treat these select large intestinal disorders.

  • Acute colitis.
  • Chronic colitis.
  • Colorectal polyps.
  • Feline Obstipation Syndrome.


GI surgery 

  • Esophageal feeding tube placement
  • Gastrotomy
  • GDV
  • Enterotomy/linear foreign bodies
  • Intestinal Resection/anastomosis


From young puppies and cats, to young adults, proper dental assessment and care is an important part of their overall health management. Early intervention with malocclusions, retained deciduous teeth and other issues can start these patients off in the right direction.

  • Manage deciduous malocclusions 
  • Manage young pet oral and dental injuries
  • Start small dog dental wellness from an early age


Senior Dentistry
Senior and geriatric patients have a higher incidence of periodontal disease, with likely impact on their systemic health. Full evaluation of their health status may lead to adjustments in anesthetic protocols and management but taking care of their oral health is more important at this stage of life for your patients.

  • Provide optimal oral and dental care with anesthetic considerations
  • Recognize and manage oral disease found more frequently in seniors, including oral tumors


Feline Dentistry
Cats display several unique conditions when it comes to the oral cavity, even though the basic concepts of periodontal disease apply. Stomatitis can be a frustrating syndrome, and while conservative and medical choices may help patients in the early stages of the disease, often caudal mouth extractions become necessary eventually. Tooth resorptions are also challenging and frequently require extraction as well.

  • Manage feline stomatitis (or try to)
  • Evaluation and extractions with tooth resorption (FORL)
  • Tips for feline extractions


Intraoral Radiology
Intraoral radiology is being recognized as an essential part of dental practice, needed in nearly aspect of dentistry, from proper evaluation of periodontal disease to pre- and post-extraction films. The techniques of placing the film and aiming the radiographic beam can be challenging, but these skills are easily learned.

  • Tips on getting some challenging dental radiographs
  • Hints on initial evaluation of dental radiographs
  • A practical dental radiograph reading session


Basic Oral Surgery
As part of basic oral surgery, extractions can be time-consuming and frustrating if the right steps are not taken. From pain management to specific steps of gingival flaps, sectioning teeth and elevating, by using the right tools and right steps, extractions can have less complications and more success. In addition, these basic skills of oral surgery can be used to provide appropriate treatment for conditions such as oronasal fistulas and gingival hyperplasia.

  • Knowing what tools to use and how to maintain them
  • Hints on making extractions easier and how to manage complications
  • Incorporating minor periodontal surgery techniques to optimize dental health
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Seminar Speakers

  • Heidi Lobprise D.V.M. Diplomate, American Veterinary Dental College Chief Dental Officer Main St. Veterinary Dental Clinic Flower Mound, TX
  • John Berg D.V.M. Diplomate, ACVS Professor of Small animal soft tissue surgery Department of Clinical Sciences Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine North Grafton, MA
  • Gary Oswald D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Tampa Bay Veterinary Consultants Oldsmar, FL

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


Mystic Marriott

Mystic Marriott

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Offering a convenient location within the historic Mystic region, the Mystic Marriott Hotel and Spa is close to everything coastal Connecticut has to offer. Located off I-95, the AAA four-diamond hotel is easily accessible from New York and Boston and convenient to both Hartford and Providence airports.

Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa

Indulge in our on-site Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa and take advantage of the hotel’s indoor pool, fitness center and whirlpool. Experience fine wine and the art of steak served in a sophisticated atmosphere at Octagon. With Mystic Seaport, Mystic Aquarium, Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods casinos plus beaches and golf just minutes away, the Mystic Marriott Hotel and Spa provides recreational opportunities for everyone.


Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa

Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa

  • This hotel offers the Marriott Revive bed with luxurious linens, fluffier pillows & down comforters
  • All hotel rooms & suites feature original New England art, comfortable furnishings & natural light
  • Near Bradley Airport Hartford CT, TF Green Providence Airport RI, Amtrak in New London CT and I-95
  • Hi-Speed Internet wired or wireless is available for a fee

Check-in: 4:00pm Check-out: 11:00am

  • This hotel has a smoke-free policy
  • Award-winning Octagon Steakhouse, Octagon Lounge and Starbucks located on premises
  • An enhanced Red Door Spa by Elizabeth Arden on property
  • Near Mohegan Sun, Foxwoods & MGM Grand gaming and entertainment, shopping, restaurants & CT beaches


  • Group Room rate: $175.00 single or dbl/night plus tax- sold out


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

Area Attractions

Historic. Charming. Eclectic. Unique. These are the words that begin to describe Downtown Mystic. First settled in the 17th century, this new world colony along the banks of the Mystic River has been a crossroads for the curious for nearly 350 years.

With age comes beauty. And tradition. And a can do attitude that has kept Mystic as the centerpiece of Southeastern Connecticut’s attractions.

Mystic today is known for it’s unique shops, restaurants, antiques centers and art galleries. It’s is minutes from world class gaming and entertainment, attractions for the whole family, museums that will transport you back to another era. And everywhere you turn you will see the kind of scenic beauty that takes your breath away.

Mystic, Connecticut is a village that promises surprises around every corner. The name itself evokes images of wizened sea captains, historic tall ships and that famous pizza. World class attractions, history, boating, fishing, swimming, fine dining, quality lodging, shopping and just plain fun…. they are all here!! It is no wonder MYSTIC is Connecticut’s most popular destination.  Learn more


Experience a variety of restaurants offering the freshest of seafood as well as some of the best steak in the state at the Steak Loft of Mystic. And don’t pass up checking out Mystic Pizza, the legendary pizza parlor that spawned the 80’s movie classic. “A Slice of Heaven” and a slice of Mystic history. Learn more

Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration

Mystic Aquarium

One of America’s leading aquariums, showcases the living collections, science and conservation work of Sea Research through exhibits, demonstrations and educational programs, emphasizing hands-on, interactive, live animal contact experiences for all ages. Hosting more than 750,000 visitors annually, the Aquarium is open year-round and is Connecticut’s largest non-casino attraction. Mystic Aquarium is one of the few in North America housing Beluga whales and other rare and remarkable sea creatures.

The Institute for Exploration at Mystic Aquarium

A base for famed oceanographer and explorer Dr. Robert Ballard, widely known for his discovery and preservation of the HMS Titanic, Bismarck, PT-109 and many others. Dr. Ballard’s advancements in deep sea technology have made it possible to uncover secrets of the world’s oceans and bring them in real time to young people across America. These discoveries are featured in Dr. Ballard’s ever-changing Challenge of the Deep exhibition at Mystic Aquarium. Learn more

Getting There


Area Airports:


  • Airport Phone: 1-401-737-8222
  • Hotel direction: 45 miles S
  • Estimated taxi fare: 180 USD  (one way)


  • Airport Phone: 1-860-627-3590
  • Hotel direction: 60 miles SE
  • Estimated taxi fare: 200 USD  (one way)


  • Airport Phone: 1-860-445-8549
  • Hotel direction: 3 miles N
  • Estimated taxi fare: 15 USD  (one way)

Location Transportation Information

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Other Transportation

Bus: Greyhound Bus Lines
2.1 miles S

Train: Amtrak New London, Union Station
6 miles S

Car Rentals (nearby):

320 Thomas Rd.
Groton, Connecticut 06340
Phone: 1-860-446-1200

311 Mitchell St.
Groton, Connecticut 06340
Phone: 1-860-448-0422

155 Tower Ave.
Groton, Connecticut 06340
Phone: 1-860-445-8585

IVS Travel Group Info

Please call the IVS travel group at 1-800-487-5650 for assistance.

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $875.00

Register by:  June 12, 2019

Advanced:  $895.00

Register by:  July 10, 2019

Regular:  $905.00

Register after:  July 10, 2019

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

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  • Mystic
     July 26, 2019 - July 28, 2019
     1:00 am - 6:00 am

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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.

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Accommodation Registration

Reserving Rooms

We reserve rooms starting the day prior to the seminar and ending on the last seminar day.  However, if you need additional days, we will work with the hotel to accommodate your request based on availability.

Getting Confirmation

After you submit this hotel request form, you will receive an e-mail confirmation of your request for the hotel accommodations.  Please note that this does not confirm your hotel accommodations.

After processing the request, our office will e-mail you an actual hotel confirmation letter which will confirm your stay with the hotel.   You are not confirmed until you receive this hotel confirmation. Please check the details when you receive this confirmation.

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 Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm (pacific) to provide the card number.  Your Hotel Confirmation will be emailed to you after your room is guaranteed.


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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.