ExpiredManaging the geriatric patient

Monterey CA

  |   May 19th - 21st, 2023

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Please note our new location for 2023- at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa.

Gary Oswald D.V.M.

Diplomate, ACVIM 
Tampa Bay Medical Consultants
Tampa Bay, FL

Debra Horwitz D.V.M.

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

Heidi Lobprise D.V.M.

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

Seminar Schedule:

Registration: Friday May 19, 2023 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Continental breakfast: Daily 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Lectures: Friday May 19
Saturday May 20
Sunday May 21
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Seminar Topics:

It’s tough getting old!

Senior/Geriatric care

    • 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?

    • Aging and HealthSpan – frailty, inflammaging and more

    • Little dog- Big dog

    • The Senior Cat

    • Dentistry for Senior Pets and other dental tips

    • Veterinary Gerontologists – General Practitioners and What They (You) Need   



    • 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? 


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Seminar Speakers

  • Gary Oswald D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Tampa Bay Veterinary Consultants Oldsmar, FL
  • Debra Horwitz D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Behaviorists Veterinary Behavior Consultants, St. Louis MO
  • Heidi Lobprise D.V.M. Diplomate, American Veterinary Dental College Chief Dental Officer Main St. Veterinary Dental Clinic Flower Mound, TX

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

  • Submission of attendance to AAVSB RACEtrack program

  • Complete seminar notes


Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa

Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa

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Please note our new location for 2023- at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa.

Nestled in the Monterey pines on 22 secluded acres, and minutes from the scenic wonders of the Central Coast, Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa on Del Monte Golf Course helps inspire wonder and discovery. Surrounded by rugged, natural beauty and fascinating history, guests discover unique experiences along the iconic Monterey Peninsula. Following a day of exploration, our Monterey hotel and spa offers an abundance of on-site experiences to keep everyone entertained. Discover your passions, the outdoors, and each other at Hyatt Regency Monterey — a place where you can escape to connect.


Our guest rooms blur the boundaries between indoors and outdoors with crisp, clean color palettes, natural textures and floor-to-ceiling picture windows that unveil the beauty of Monterey.




Resort Amenities

  • Pet Friendly
  • Two Outdoor Pools
  • Gazebo and Two Fire Pits
  • 24-Hr Health Club
  • Tesla and Universal car-charging stations​


  • Complimentary Airport Shuttle from Monterey Airport
  • PDA Check-In
  • Baby-sitting references
  • Multilingual staff
  • Valet and self-service parking
  • Currency exchange


  • Biking & Jogging/Walking Trails
  • Access to Pebble Beach Company’s 18-hole Del Monte Golf Course​
  • Tennis Courts


Group Rates:

  • Run of House: $269.00 single or dbl/night (plus taxes)

Taxes & Fees:

Rates above are exclusive of the following taxes and will be charged per night which are currently 13.6% and $2.90, applicable service fees, and/or Hotel-specific fees in effect at the time of the Event

Resort Fee:

A Mandatory Fee (e.g. Resort, Destination) of $29.00 is reduced to $15.00 for IVS and provides for an enhanced stay experience for guests and which currently includes:

  • Complimentary self-parking

  • Guestroom Internet

  • Complimentary in-room bottled waters

  • Use of the fitness center, pools, and hot tubs


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


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 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.


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

Getting There


If you are flying in- the closest airport is in Monterey. San Jose and San Francisco Airports also are within several hours.  


Old Golf Course Road
Monterey, CA.

831 372 1234

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $995.00

Register by:  March 23, 2023

Advanced:  $1015.00

Register by:  April 27, 2023

Regular:  $1035.00

Register after:  April 27, 2023

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 AAVSB RACE track program

  • breakfast and breaks daily

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  • Monterey
    May 19, 2023 - May 21, 2023
    12:05 am - 5:05 pm

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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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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.


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