ExpiredManaging the geriatric patient

Amelia Island, FL

  |   July 16th - 18th, 2021

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Debra Horwitz D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
Veterinary Behavior Consultants, St. Louis MO

Sheilah Robertson BVMS, (Hons), Ph.D.

Senior Medical Director, Lap of Love
Gainseville, FL


Heidi Lobprise D.V.M.

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

This all new seminar has been designed to provide you with practical information on the current thoughts on management of common problems encountered in the geriatric patient.  The combination of a behaviorist, an Anesthesiologist/pain management specialist and a dentist will provide a unique approach to the patient management. 


Seminar Schedule:

Registration: Friday, July 16, 2021 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast: Daily 7:15 am – 8:00 am

Friday, July 16, 2021

8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Seminar Topics:


    • Cognitive dysfunction syndrome
    • Anxiety
    • Environmental Enrichment pain management solutions that are behavioral in nature
    • Life stage care
    • Is it in their head or is it medical? 


Senior/Geriatric care

    • What is senior?
    • Senior care programs in your practice
    • Little Dog/Big Dog
    • Senior Cats
    • Dentistry for Seniors



    • Is your practice senior friendly?
    • Senior/geriatric anesthesia
    • Chronic pain in seniors
    • Assessing Quality of life
    • End of life care -palliative care and hospice
    • The last appointment
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Seminar Speakers

  • Debra Horwitz D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Behaviorists Veterinary Behavior Consultants, St. Louis MO
  • Sheilah Robertson B.V.M.S, Ph.D. DACVAA, DECVAA, DACAW, DECAWBM (WSEL), MRCVS. Senior Medical Director, Lap of Love Gainseville, FL
  • Heidi Lobprise D.V.M. Diplomate, American Veterinary Dental College Chief Dental Officer Main St. Veterinary Dental Clinic Flower Mound, TX

CE Hours

This seminar is approved for 16 CE hrs. 

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
  • Approved for 16 CE hrs by the AAVSB Race program


Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

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Omni, Amelia Island Plantation Resort is Florida’s premier AAA-Four Diamond destination island resort in perfect harmony with nature. Located on Amelia Island, Florida, just 29 miles north of Jacksonville International Airport (JAX), the 1350 acre property overlooks the blue water of the Atlantic on the east and the green marshland and Intracoastal Waterway on the west. Enjoy luxurious oceanfront accommodations, world-class resort pools, championship golf, full-service spa, endless dining options, and family-friendly activities. Relax on the largest multi-tiered pool deck in northeast Florida, featuring an adults-only infinity edge pool, a 10,000-square-foot family-friendly pool, Splash Park water playground for the kids, two hot tubs, and oversized fire pits.

Omni Amelia Island Plantation

Stroll 3.5 miles of pristine beach or spend an afternoon kayaking and paddleboarding through Amelia Island’s preserved marshlands. Children will enjoy our award-winning kids’ camp and Nature Center, both of which offer supervised activities.

Omni Amelia Island Plantation

Tee off from one of three Audubon International Certified Sanctuary golf courses. Designed by Pete Dye, Bobby Weed and Tom Fazio, our pristine courses have earned Omni Amelia Island Plantation a “Top 121 Golf Resorts in the World” ranking by Condé Nast Traveler. Follow up your tee time with a relaxing afternoon at The Spa or dining at any one of our nine superb restaurants.


Omni Amelia Island Plantation

Omni Amelia Island Plantation

Omni Amelia Island Plantation

The ocean view Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, offering 404 oceanview hotel rooms and suites. All private balconies face the ocean and are a delightful place for an early morning breakfast while enjoying the sunrise.  

Price: Our group rooms are sold out. Please contact our office at 800-487-5650 to check on availability.

Group room rate: Ocean Front $285.00  double occ. per night plus applicable state & local taxes, currently 12%.

In addition to the rate set forth above, a Resort service fee is charged in the amount of $10 (reduced from $30 for IVS) per day plus taxes, and includes the following amenities:

  • In-room coffee station

  • Coffee in the Lobby 4:00am – 6:00am

  • Refreshment station in the Lobby 10:30am – 6:00pm

  • Seasonal poolside amenities

  • Resort beach access

  • Beach games (March – September)

  • Unlimited use of health & fitness center

  • Golf driving range privileges and one bucket of range balls

  • On-property resort transportation service

  • Unlimited Internet access in all guest rooms and Lobby

  • Unlimited in-room local & toll-free phone calls


Complimentary Self Parking ($20.00 daily value)

Valet parking is not included.  The current overnight valet rate is $15.00 plus tax, and is subject to change without notice. 


Check-In: 3:00pm; Check-Out: 11:00am

Cancellations:  All reservations must be guaranteed by a valid major credit card. You can cancel your reservations up to 7 days prior to your scheduled arrival without penalty. Cancellations made within 7 days of your scheduled arrival, or no-shows, or early departures, will be charged for the complete scheduled stay.  

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Area Attractions


Amelia Island has plenty to offer the adventurous traveler. Whether you seek shopping and dining or festivals and culture, we can point you toward memorable days and nights out on the island. Learn More

Golf at the Plantation

Omni Amelia Island Plantation is committed to providing our guests and members with a first-class golf experience. Named a “Top 121 Golf Resort in the World” by Conde Nast Traveler, our resort is home to three incredible championship courses. And it was recently selected as the home of Golf Channel’s “Big Break: Florida.” We offer a golf pro shop, private instruction, equipment rentals, customized gifts and an extensive collection of golf accessories and sportswear.  Amelia Island golf

For tee times, call (904) 277-5907 or visit their website.

Amelia Island State Parks

From the tree-canopied roads of Fort Clinch to the remote driftwood beaches of Big Talbot, Amelia Island’s State Parks are among the most varied and beautiful in Florida. Perfect for campers, anglers, beachcombers and explorers alike, the Florida State Parks at Amelia Island offer an assortment of activities for every outdoor enthusiast. Enjoy daily tours at Fort Clinch State Park. Experience horseback riding, kayak tours and more at Amelia Island State Park. Explore the diverse variety of Amelia Island’s flora, fauna and fowl on Egans Creek Greenway.


Omni Amelia Island’s spa is pleased to offer a relaxation area and garden, perfect for before and after your treatments. Enjoy our vast array of herbal teas and organic citrus water, then relax and revive with our men’s and women’s spa treatments, including couple massages, facials, steam showers, signature Seaside Sensory Journey and Plantation Blossom Rituals. Our full-service salon offers haircuts, hairstyling, makeup application, bridal party appointments, manicures, pedicures, and child and teen services. Yoga classes are available through our spa, hosted in the “spa tree house.” Learn more


A skilled culinary team of chefs and hospitality professionals, along with inventive southern-style cuisine and a variety of dining venues, have earned Amelia Island Plantation a reputation for excellence in Florida resort dining. Our dining restaurants at Omni Amelia Island Plantation are family-friendly, offering many choices for children. Learn more

Getting There


Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort is only 29 miles from Jacksonville International Airport – JAX. Private and corporate aircraft charters can also fly directly to Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport, four miles north of the Resort.

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $925.00

Register by:  June 2, 2021

Advanced:  $945.00

Register by:  June 30, 2021

Regular:  $965.00

Register after:  June 30, 2021

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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  • Amelia Island
    July 16, 2021 - July 18, 2021
    8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Register online

Online registration is easy and fast.  

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.

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.