Sold OutManaging the Geriatric Patient

Charleston, SC

  |   September 23rd - 25th, 2022

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Amy L. Pike D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
Animal Behavior Wellness Center
Fairfax, VA

Gary Oswald D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Tampa Bay Veterinary Specialists
Largo, 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 Internist and a dentist will provide a unique approach to the patient management. 

Seminar Schedule:

Registration: Friday September 23, 2022 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast: Daily 7:15 am – 8:00 pm
Lectures: Friday September 23, 2022
Saturday September 24
Sunday September 25
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Seminar Topics:


    • Cognitive dysfunction of dogs and cats- dx and current tx options
    • Behavior disorders are such a pain- how pain contributes to behavior and current tx options from a behavioral perspective
    • You cant teach an old dog new tricks- Or can you? Environmental and behavior modifications for senior pets
    • Blind and deaf pets- how to help them cope
    • When generations collide- introducing the new puppy or kitten to the geriatric household


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


    • The aging heart – a staged approach to canine heart disease/CHF.
    • The aging heart – a staged approach to feline cardiomyopathy/CHF.
    • Early chronic kidney disease – how to tell your patient has CKD and what to do  about it now.
    • Advanced chronic kidney disease – treatments that actually improve quality of life with CKD.
    • Cardiorenal Syndrome – now what?
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Seminar Speakers

  • Amy L. Pike Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Behaviorists Animal Behavior Wellness Center Fairfax, VA
  • Gary Oswald D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Tampa Bay Veterinary Consultants Oldsmar, 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:

  • Mandatory recorded attendance
  • Submission of attendance to AAVSSB RACEtrack program
  • Complete seminar notes
  • Approved for 16 CE hrs by the AAVSB Race program


Charleston Renaissance Hotel

Charleston Renaissance Hotel

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Discover the perfect setting at this Downtown Charleston, SC hotel. Situated in the city’s oldest quarter, Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel boasts boutique accommodations and modern day amenities. Whether shopping on King Street, enjoying Spoleto Festival, visiting the College of Charleston or strolling the City Market, be captivated by the local knowledge shared by the hotel Navigators. Our hotel navigators have the inside scoop because our hotel is a proud community supporter. Take in the hotel décor; regionally inspired, with a modern twist at this Charleston, SC, hotel.

Charleston Renaissance


Charleston Renaissance

Our Charleston historic district luxury hotel’s rooms offer classic furnishings and deluxe bedding.  Discover Southern ambiance and contemporary flair while you unwind and relax in the only guest rooms in the area featuring modern 32-inch flat-screen HD TVs which also feature an Innovative connectivity panel allows guests to plug-in and integrate their electronic devices. Explore the historic downtown area, steps away from our luxury hotel’s location in Charleston, SC. Delectable dining options to please any palate and room service for your convenience.  *This hotel has a smoke-free policy 


Price:  Group rooms are sold out- please contact our office for updated availability. 800-487-5650 or

Group Room Rate:  Standard room $ dbl/night plus taxes.

Additional Taxes & Fees (subject to change without notice):

  • Rate above is subject to applicable state & local taxes, currently 14%
  • A $2.00 taxable “Destination Fee” will be added per room, per night
  • On-site parking is Valet only, currently $36.00 daily.  
  • Off-site self parking is available at the prevailing rate, currently approx. $5 hourly, $16 daily.
  • Wireless internet is available in all rooms- complimentary for IVS guests.


Check-In: 4:00pm | Check-Out: 11:00am
A valid credit card is required to reserve your reservations.

Cancellations:  No charge if you cancel at least 14 days prior to your scheduled arrival.  There is a 2 night charge if you cancel within 14 days of your scheduled arrival.  You will be charged for your complete stay if you cancel within 7 days of your scheduled arrival, depart early or are a no-show.

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Area Attractions

Area Attractions

Charleston has been voted America’s best city 3 times over and is also known for being one of the friendliest, so there’s no wonder it’s a must-see destination. Famous golf courses, top-rated tennis courts, pristine beaches, monumental battleships and beautifully preserved architecture barely scratches the surface of attractions in Charleston. It’s also a known for excellent food, from good ‘ol country cooking to upscale neo-Southern cuisine. Best of all, the mild climate means you can enjoy most of our sights year-round.




On site, you’ll find the Wentworth Grill open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Fusing the freshest ingredients with creativity and Southern flair is the order of the day at Wentworth Grill. Our handcrafted menu features stocks, sauces and desserts prepared from scratch, while our charming décor and impeccable service make this an all-encompassing dining experience.

Looking for something off site? More options nearby

Getting There


Charleston International Airport – CHS

Airport Phone: 843-767-1100
Hotel direction: 12.3 miles SE.  
**This hotel does not provide shuttle service.**

Registration Fees:

Early Bird: $955.00

Register by: July 21, 2022

Advanced: $975.00

Register by:  August 24, 2022

Regular: $995.00

Register after:  August 24, 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

  • submission of attendance to AAVSSB RACEtrack program

  • breakfast and breaks daily

Seminar Registration:

Details Price Qty
Advanced $975.00 (USD)   Sold Out
Regular $995.00 (USD)   Sold Out

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  • Charleston
    September 23, 2022 - September 25, 2022
    12:05 am - 3:05 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


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