UpcomingManaging common skin & behavioral problems in practice.

Monterey, CA

  |   May 13th - 15th, 2022

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Ashley Bourgeois D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology
Animal Dermatology Clinic
Portland, OR

Christopher Pachel D.V.M.

Diplomate American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
Animal Behavior Clinic
Portland, OR

Seminar Schedule:

Registration: Friday May 13, 2022 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Continental breakfast: Daily 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Lectures: Friday May 13
Saturday 
Sunday 
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Seminar Topics:

What am I missing in the itchy dog?

Several studies show that pruritus is the number one reason a client brings their dog to the veterinarian. Allergic skin diseases are common problems in canine patients, and many of the clinical presentations are similar which can make these cases frustrating. This lecture will focus on the allergic workup, acute treatment of pruritus, and client communication. 

The Itchy and Scratchy Cat

Different categories of feline allergies can be difficult to differentiate from one another.  Understanding the different patterns of cutaneous lesions, response to treatment, and management of secondary issues is important for control.  This lecture will present how to differentiate and perform a diagnostic workup for flea, food, and environmental allergies in cats.  

From tip to tympanum: diagnosing otitis

Managing difficult otitis externa cases in cats and dogs can be challenging, chronic, and frustrating. This lecture will discuss a complete approach to the diagnostic workup of otitis externa including cytology, culture and sensitivity, handheld otoscopy, and video otoscopy.

From ear drops to pills: how to effectively treat otitis externa and media

Choosing appropriate ear cleansers and initial therapeutics can be imperative in defeating micro-organisms. However, systemic therapy can also be used to help alleviate discomfort and treat infection in complicated cases. This is especially true when disease extends deeper than the external ear canal. This lecture will address how to assess the best treatment plan for every type of otitis case from a simple yeast otitis to a resistant otitis media.

Don’t fear the smear (basics of cytology)

Cytology is one of the most important diagnostic tools in dermatology.  A quick, inexpensive test that can be essential in diagnosing and managing various skin diseases.  This lecture will discuss what different findings of cells, organisms and structures may indicate.  Also, techniques for collecting and interpreting cytologies from different anatomical sites will be discussed.

Be A Derm Detective! Case-Based Approach to the Dermatology Workup

Multiple real-world challenging dermatology cases will be presented. Some straightforward, some with a “twist”, to show how avoiding common dermatologic pitfalls and customizing an individualized diagnostic and treatment plan for each case leads to the best outcome.

Room for One More: Introducing a New Dog or Cat to the Household

Introducing new pets to an existing pet household can be a daunting or intimidating task for dog and cat owners, and problems associated with these introductions are easier to avoid than they are to solve once they’ve occurred.  Knowing how to guide your clients through this process will decrease the risk of conflicts and increase the integration success rate for your patients.  This presentation will cover strategies and concepts critical to navigating this process successfully.

 

More than just a naughty cat: Understanding feline nuisance behaviors

“Not quite a behavior problem, but not exactly well-behaved either…”  Do you have any feline patients that fit that description? Normal cat behaviors aren’t always appreciated, they may be creating discord in your clients’ homes, and they may even be risking the surrender or euthanasia of your patients.  Knowing how to respond to client questions about everyday behavior patterns, efficiently (!), can mean the difference between frustration and enjoyment, and potentially between life and death.

Pitfalls in Socialization

The consequences of insufficient socialization may include behavior patterns such as increased emotionality and a predisposition toward fear and anxiety-based emotional states.  We also know that the process of socialization is about more than “exposure”, and that those social exposures need to be provided in just the right quantity and quality, and at the right time for maximum benefit.  What happens when we miss the mark?  Is it possible to create problems while trying to provide socialization experiences?  This presentation will focus specifically on two such potential problems, traumatic experiences and conditioned arousal, and will outline how these complications may occur and how to avoid them.  

Do You See What I See: Medical Conditions Masquerading as Behavior Problems

Clients frequently report changes in their pet’s behavior to veterinary staff during appointments.  Understanding when to recommend additional diagnostics and when to recommend primary behavior treatment is a valuable skill to have in your tool kit!  This presentation will cover common conditions that may appear to be behavioral in origin, when in fact, they may be occurring due to an underlying medical concern.

Chill out – incorporating conditioned relaxation techniques into behavioral therapy

Tension, stress, and hyperarousal are common obstacles for successful treatment of fear, anxiety, and aggression problems in dogs.  Teaching a dog how to relax, both physically and physiologically, can be a helpful foundation exercise with widespread applications.  This presentation will introduce a variety of ways to condition a reliable relaxation response using techniques that can be applied to many different patient temperaments and learning styles.  Video examples will be provided to illustrate key points that maximize the success of this technique.  Practical applications for incorporating this exercise into treatment plans for a variety of behavioral diagnoses such as noise phobia, resource guarding, and leash reactive behaviors will also be covered.  

Prescribing for separation anxiety

This presentation will walk participants through the process of deciding whether medication use is appropriate for separation anxiety cases, and how to make educated decisions between options. In addition to the use of single pharmaceuticals such as fluoxetine and alprazolam, other treatments such as nutritional therapy, supplement use, herbal therapies, and combination therapies will be discussed as time allows.

Bringing the conversation out of the shadows: behavioral euthanasia considerations

If your professional role includes counseling pet owners through consideration of available intervention options for behavioral problems, it is inevitable that you will experience a situation in which the option of euthanasia is on the table for one reason or another. This is a complicated subject, and it is important that the behavior consultant has a solid grasp of the factors that influence this conversation and outcome across various circumstances. Specific discussion topics will include: a discussion of risk assessment and safety, navigating the role of the pet in that specific household, quality of life and welfare considerations, the impact of guilt on caregiver decision making, as well as specific conversation strategies and client support resources.

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Seminar Speakers

  • Ashley Bourgeois D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology Animal Dermatology Clinic Portland Portland, OR 97086
  • Christopher Pachel DVM Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Behaviorists Animal Behavior Clinic Portland, OR

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

Accommodations

Inter-Continental Hotel- The Clement Monterey

Inter-Continental Hotel- The Clement Monterey

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Overlooking Monterey Bay, next door to the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium and in the heart of John Steinbeck’s historic Cannery Row, the new InterContinental the Clement Monterey offers magnificent panoramic coastal views, luxurious interior décor and the sights and sounds of the surf and sea. Many of our rooms and suites feature fireplaces, balconies and ocean views. This picturesque property features over 15,000 sq. ft. of indoor/outdoor meeting space, The C Restaurant & Bar, Spa, Health Club, Pool, whirlpool and Kids Club.

Monterey, CA

Relax in the ocean air and watch the sea otters frolic in the kelp forest while enjoying an after dinner drink on our large oceanfront patio. Our oceanfront ballroom is the perfect setting for weddings, meetings and special events. Visit Cannery Row for fashionable boutiques, delectable eateries, upscale galleries and a vibrant street scene.

Inland View

Monterey, CA

Spacious rooms with state of the art technology. High-speed Internet access- wired and wireless, marble bathrooms with soaking tub & separate shower, bathrobes, 37″ plasma TV & media center, in room-movies, iPod dock, 2 phones, writing desk, coffeemaker, iron & board and mini-bar.

Partial Ocean View

Monterey, CA

Spacious rooms with state of the art technology. High-speed Internet access- wired and wireless, marble bathrooms with soaking tub & separate shower, bathrobes, 37″ plasma TV & media center, in room-movies, iPod dock, 2 phones, writing desk, coffeemaker, iron & board and mini-bar.

Resort Amenities

  • Health & fitness center (on site spa)
  • Hotel shops
  • Entertainment & recreation
  • Business services
  • Day care & children’s activities
  • Housekeeping & laundry
  • Accessibility
  • Public space data services

Price

Group Rates:

  • Inland View: $299.00single or dbl/night (plus taxes)

  • Partial Ocean view: $375.00 single or dbl/night (plus taxes)

Taxes & Fees:

Rates above are exclusive of the following taxes and will be charged per night:  Occupancy tax, currently 12%; Monterey County Assessment & Travel tax, currently $2.00; Tourism tax, currently 0.195% & Conference Center Facilities District (CCFD)* 1.6% .

Parking:

  • On-site valet parking is available for a fee: $30.00/day- oversized is $35.00 per day- subject to change
  • Self-parking may be available: $29.00/day- subject to change
  • Alternative private parking centers close-by.

Internet:

Wireless in-room: available for a fee, currently $9.95 per day.  Internet service is free for all Elite IHG Rewards Club Members.

Terms

A valid credit card is required to guarantee your reservations. There is no penalty if you cancel at least 14 days prior to your scheduled arrival. If you cancel within 14 days of your scheduled arrival or are a no-show or depart early, you will be charged for your complete stay.  Please note, that if you fail to check-in prior to 12:01am the following day of your arrival, the hotel will release your room for general sale so if you think you will be arriving after that time, please notify IVS and we’ll make sure the hotel will hold your room.

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Area Attractions

Few places on earth can live up to their own mythology, but Monterey is a notable exception. No matter what you’ve heard or seen in feature films, nothing can prepare you for the jaw dropping beauty along its fabled coast and village-like pedestrian thoroughfares. John Steinbeck was a frequent visitor, and drew considerable inspiration from area landmarks including Cannery Row, which he helped to immortalize in his novel of the same name. Today, restaurants, boutiques and attractions like the Monterey Bay Aquarium have helped make Monterey a favorite destination for visitors from around the world.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Discover life in Monterey’s bay without leaving dry land at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Dedicated to marine research and conservation, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is known throughout the world for its interactive exhibits and ability to present marine life on a truly grand scale. Learn more

Cannery Row

In January 1958, the City of Monterey officially re-named Ocean View Avenue “Cannery Row” in honor of John Steinbeck. Today’s Cannery Row also features more than 25 restaurants stretching along the historic streets and waterfront, offering a variety of cuisines from formal to casual. Visitors can also browse through an eclectic blend of specialty shops and local artists’ galleries, and sample Monterey County wines and gourmet foods. It’s easy to shed your car and go “green and marine” on Cannery Row, taking in the wonders of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary by scuba diving with the starfish, kayaking with the sea otters, or bike riding from beach to beach along the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreational Trail. Learn more

IMAX Theater

Just a block from the Monterey Bay Aquarium is Cannery Row’s brand new IMAX Theater! Watch feature length 3D movies and dive into 12,000 watts of digital-surround sound and giant-screen action. The Cannery Row IMAX Theater also houses an exclusive Guy Buffet Art Gallery, and the Edgewater Café which serves Italian favorites such as gelato, sorbetto, espresso, pastries and chocolates. Learn more

Restaurants

Enjoy open air dining of the daily fresh catch in a casual, relaxing atmosphere at a variety of inviting, restaurants. For restaurant information click here.

Outdoor Activities

Kayaking

Kayaking is a special way to experience the Monterey Bay and its environs. Floating on the water in a single or two-person kayak, you can get “up close and personal” with the sea otters, harbor seals, sea lions and other inhabitants of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. And whether you’re an expert or are interested in taking your first kayak lesson, Monterey offers an unparalleled experience for all levels.

Several local outfitters offer safety instruction and interpretive tours of the Monterey Bay and Elkhorn Slough led by marine biologists, which provide an insider’s appreciation for the fragile ecosystems. They usually offer group or individual lessons, kayaking accessories, a place to change, and, often, a place to take a hot shower.

Fisherman’s Wharf

Old Fisherman’s Wharf in downtown Monterey should be on the “must-do” list of every visitor to the area. This is a great place to take in the sights and sounds and smells of Monterey. Because neighboring Wharf 2 is the heart of the area’s thriving fishing industry, you can usually watch the working trawlers unloading the catch of the day – just look for all of the seagulls hoping for a handout to know who’s had a successful day on the Bay! Stroll down the wharf with a cup of hot clam chowder, or stop by one of several restaurants featuring fresh Monterey Bay seafood. You can photograph sea lions and otters frolicking in the calm inner harbor waters, or, if you’re feeling more adventurous, take to the waters with a glass bottom boat tour, deep-sea fishing trip or whale watching tour in season

17 Mile Drive and Pebble Beach

Discover Nature’s treasures as you explore one of the most scenic drives anywhere in the world. 17 Mile Drive, which runs through Del Monte Forest, is seventeen miles of sea and sky, immaculate golf courses, and dream homes set graciously behind elegant gates. Here you will experience the magic of this legendary scenic tour that’s home to The Lone Cypress, Seal and Bird Rocks, Fanshell Beach, Point Joe, and the colliding currents of The Restless Sea, as well as the natural habitat of the black cormorants, brown pelicans, California sea otters, harbor seals, and idle sea lions. Additionally, along the way, you’ll encounter the emerald fairways of such famous golf courses as The Links at Spanish Bay, Spyglass Hill and the world-renowned Pebble Beach Golf Links. For a gourmet picnic lunch along 17-Mile Drive, visit Pebble Beach Market adjacent to The Lodge at Pebble Beach.

Nightlife

For some nightlife fun in Monterey, California, check out the nearby bars, nightclubs and theatres. For more nightlife information click here.

Getting There

Airport

If you are flying in- the closest airport is in Monterey. San Jose and San Francisco Airports also are within several hours.  Please visit The InterContinental Hotel for information on driving directions and times.

Location

750 Cannery Row
Monterey CA
Phone: 831-375-4500

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $945.00

Register by:  March 25, 2022

Advanced:  $965.00

Register by:  April 22, 2022

Regular:  $985.00

Register after:  April 22, 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
  • certificate of attendance
  • breakfast and breaks daily

Seminar Registration:

Details Price Qty
Early Bird $945.00 (USD)  
Advanced $965.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
March 22, 2022
Regular $985.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
April 22, 2022

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  • Monterey
    May 13, 2022 - May 15, 2022
    8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Register online

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

Questions?  

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 Monterey, the easiest way to reserve your hotel room is to go online 

  • Booking Link:  Click here to book your room

  • Please DO NOT use the form below.  If you are having trouble booking your room thru the above link, 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.

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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.

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.