UpcomingManaging problems cranial to the diaphragm

Incline Village, Lake Tahoe

  |   January 28th - 30th, 2019

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Lynelle Johnson D.V.M, Ph.D.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Professor of Medicine
U.C. Davis

Catriona MacPhail D.V.M., Ph.D.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Associate Professor of Surgery
Colorado State University

Dr. Lynelle Johnson is an internationally recognized expert on respiratory medicine. Lynelle contributes to all the major veterinary texts and is a frequent speaker at both the national and international meetings. Lynelle is a frequent IVS speaker, where she has presented practical seminars. Dr. Catriona MacPhail is a staff Surgeon at Colorado State University where she is actively involved with the management of patients admitted to the university clinics and with the ongoing management of patients requiring intensive therapy.

Seminar Schedule:

Registration: Monday January 28, 2019 6.30 am – 7.00 am
Breakfast: Daily 6.30am – 7.00 am

Monday Jan. 28


Tuesday Jan. 29


Wednesday Jan. 30

7.00 am – 9.30 am
4.30pm – 7.00pm

7.00 am – 9.30 am
4.30pm – 7.00pm


7.00 am – 1.00 pm

Seminar Topics:

  • Patient Examination and Diagnosis

  • Localizing and defining abnormal breathing sounds

  • Improve your skills in auscultation and percussion

  • Detecting abnormal lung sounds

  • Localizing the lesion

  • Abnormal breathing patterns

  • Radiological clues to the diagnosis of pulmonary disease

  • What diagnostic test is next?

  • When is bronchoscopy necessary?

  • What to expect in a tracheal wash or bronchoalveolar lavage samples: basic respiratory cytology

  • Coughing dogs and cats

    • Is it heart or lung disease?
    • Foreign bodies
    • Managing tracheal and airway collapse
    • Control of chronic bronchitis and bronchiectasis
    • What’s new in feline bronchial disease?
    • Bordetellosis in dogs and cats
    • Optimal management of bacterial pneumonia
    • Choosing respiratory dru
    • Adjunctive therapy for aspiration pneumonia
    • Respiratory therapy
    • Supplementing oxygen in your practice
  • Respiratory distress

    • Why can¹t this animal breathe?
    • Initial management of respiratory distress
    • Pneumothorax not associated with trauma
    • What should I do with this pleural fluid?
    • Can chylothorax be managed?
    • When should I stick a needle into the chest?
    • How to perform atraumatic thoracocentesis
  • When and how to place a chest tube

  • Diagnosis approach to nasal diseases in dogs and cats

  • Appropriate antimicrobial choices for bacterial respiratory diseases

  • Treatment of feline viral upper respiratory disease

  • Treatment of canine aspergillosis and feline cryptococcosis

  • Diagnosis and treatment of collapsing trachea

  • Surgical management of brachycephalic syndrome (stenotic nares, elongated soft palate, everted laryngeal saccules)

  • Tracheostomies: temporary and permanent

  • Diagnosis of canine laryngeal paralysis

  • Surgical management and prognosis of canine laryngeal paralysis

  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Feline Nasopharyngeal Polyps

  • Diagnosis and Management of Diaphragmatic Hernias

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Seminar Speakers

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 is an approved provider in NY.

IVS complies with the following guidelines:

  • Speakers are recognized specialists
  • Mandatory recorded attendance
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Complete seminar notes


Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe

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Late January is the perfect time to visit Lake Tahoe and all the ski areas. Our week day schedule allows you plenty of time to hit the uncrowded slopes. We have again selected the Hyatt Resort because of its spectacular location on the north shore close to Squaw Valley, Alpine Village, Northstar, Incline Village, Diamond Peak & Mt. Rose.

Discover an alpine paradise at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino. Nestled within the Sierra Mountain Range, our AAA Four Diamond hotel is a stunning lakeside destination for year-round adventure. Take a cruise on one of our private boats, and try your luck in the Grand Lodge Casino. Ease tired muscles with a deep-tissue massage in our Stillwater Spa, or bask in the sunshine on our resort’s private beach.

You’ll find that our mountain retreat is the perfect destination to connect with family – and yourself – while enjoying the natural wonders all around our remarkable Lake Tahoe resort. From delicious cuisine and inviting guestrooms to luxurious amenities and services, you’ll experience an incomparable escape. Relax in the heated lagoon-style pool, enjoy the beautiful beach and water sports, sample our restaurants and lounges, and take in gorgeous mountain views.

When it’s time to get down to business, Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort offers stunning indoor and outdoor spaces with inspiring mountain and lake views, including the only lakeside ballroom in Lake Tahoe. Our sophisticated venues feature 50,000 square feet of flexible space with event planning services, cutting edge technology, state-of-the-art A/V equipment, and creative catering menus. And with hotel-wide Wi-Fi and a business center, you stay productive even on vacation.


Group room rate: $199.00 dbl/night plus taxes

Additional fees (subject to change without notice):

  • State and local taxes are currently 13% 
  • $25.00 Resort fee plus tax per room, per day (reduced from $30.00 for IVS attendees).  And includes the following amenities: Wi-Fi Internet Access; in-room coffee; local calls & 800 access fee; New Fitness Center; in-room safe & coffee maker; 24hr. Business center; $5.00 Casino match play coupon & seasonal Fitness Classes.
  • An additional per person charge at $25.00 per room, per person, per night for Triple and Quadruple occupancy applies to persons 18 yrs. and older staying in the room.  
  • Rollaway bed: $20.00 per day (based upon request)
  • Refrigerator: $10.00 per day (based upon request)
  • Self parking fee has been eliminated for IVS attendees
Suggested Gratuities:
  • Housekeeping: $2.00 per room, per day
  • Porterage: $10.00 per person, round trip.

Check-In: 4:00pm; Check-Out: 11:00am.  Early check-in is based on a “space availabilty” basis only.  Late check-out is provided based upon availability through authorization from the Front Desk on the day of departure.




You will be charged one nights room, resort fee and tax prior to your arrival to guarantee the room.  


You have up to 14 days prior to cancel without penalty.  Cancellations made within 14 days prior to arrival will be charged for your complete stay.  No-shows & early departures will be charged for their complete scheduled stay.  For cancellations, please call IVS 800-457-5650.

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Area Attractions

The ultimate mountain vacation awaits you at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino. Surrounded by a stunning mountain landscape and endless recreation, you’ll find the perfect alpine setting and world-class amenities at our Lake Tahoe destination. Enjoy swimming in the heated pool with poolside service, soaking in a hot tub, and working out in the StayFit™ Gym. Relax with a healing massage or luxurious treatment at Stillwater Spa.

When you’re ready to explore the area, you’ll find fun activities – from skiing to hiking to shopping and golf. Whether you’re an adventurer, a skiing bum, or a relaxation addict, there’s a world of exciting things to do in Lake Tahoe all around us. Explore popular Lake Tahoe ski resort and attractions such as Sand Harbor, Edgewood Golf Resort, Tahoe Rim Trail, Donner Lake and Squaw Valley USA.  Learn more



Towering pines line a secluded beach, creating a perfect natural backdrop for contemplation and meditation at Stillwater Spa at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe. Located in a deep mountain valley and surrounded by breathtaking lake vistas, it is the ideal place to relax and unwind. Enjoy a full menu of spa services from deep-tissue massage to cleansing facials.

The Spa is very popular-so reserve your services early!



Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort offers a diverse dining scene with seasonal menus and locally-sourced foods. Enjoy views of the Sierra Nevada and stunning Lake Tahoe while dining by the fire at Lone Eagle Grille. Enjoy a refreshing cocktail and burger for a poolside lunch at Stillwater Pool Bar. Wake up to a decadent breakfast buffet at Sierra Cafe or order up room service.

Meet friends at Sports Bar for a cold brew or glass of wine at the Lobby Bar. For a feel of the Old West, sip an aged bourbon at massive wooden bar and leather bar stools at Cutthroat’s Saloon. Learn more

Getting There


Travel Tips

We recommend that you rent a car.  It’s the best and easiest way to get around.  Rental Cars 

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $865.00

Register by: Dec. 14, 2018

Advanced:  $885.00

Register by:  Jan. 8  2019

Regular:  $905.00

Register after:  Jan. 8  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 notes
  • Breakfast and breaks daily

Seminar Registration:

Price Qty
Regular $905.00 (USD)  

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  • Lake Tahoe
    January 28, 2019 - January 30, 2019
    12:00 am - 6:00 am

Register online

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

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.

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.


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