Expired Managing the geriatric patient

Duck on the Outer Banks, NC

  |   October 6th - 8th, 2023

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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 Consultants
Oldsmar, FL

Heidi Lobprise D.V.M.

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



This 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  Oct. 6, 2023 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast: Daily 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Lectures: Friday Oct. 6
Saturday Oc.t 7
Sunday Oct. 8
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 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 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. by AAVSB RACE. 


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
  • Approved for 16 CE hrs by the AAVSB Race program


Sanderling Resort & Spa

Sanderling Resort & Spa

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The Sanderling Resort & Spa on North Carolina ‘s Outer Banks touches the shores of both the majestic Atlantic Ocean and the serene Currituck Sound. Located near, Duck, N.C., This North Carolina resort, The Sanderling, with its luxurious spa overlooking the sound, is the Outer Banks only true resort. Its unique natural environment and secluded ocean beaches offer guests an exclusive setting in which to relax and unwind. Quite simply, The Sanderling is the ultimate Outer Banks vacation spot.

The Sanderling Resort & Spa

The low-rise, cedar shingled buildings that comprise the resort pay homage to the traditional building forms of coastal North Carolina, and provide guests with luxurious accommodations, a lavish spa, first-class conference facilities and a variety of memorable dining experiences, putting together the perfect North Carolina vacation.

Offering miles of unspoiled ocean beach just 5 miles from the charming village of Duck and adjacent to the Pine Island Audubon Sanctuary, The Sanderling is truly unique. As our guest, you’ll appreciate what seasoned travelers have always known-the enjoyment of a destination is often increased by its separation from the ordinary at this North Carolina resort.

Resort Amenities

The Sanderling offers a number of on-site recreational amenities, highlighted by a luxurious spa and a fully-equipped fitness center. Guests may also enjoy an indoor swimming pool, swim spa and Jacuzzi. During warm weather months, our Eco-Center is open to assist guests in their explorations of the Outer Banks natural environment.



Nearby recreational amenities open to guests of The Sanderling include championship-quality golf courses, the Pine Island Indoor Racquet Club, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, and the 3,400-acre Audubon Sanctuary.

Five miles from The Sanderling, the village of Duck offers unique shops and galleries specializing in art and crafts.

The Sanderling Resort & Spa


Group Room rates:

  • Run of house Deluxe King room:  $259.00 per night plus tax/resort fee

  • Sound View King room: $269.00 per night plus tax/resort fee

  • Premium King room:  $309.00 per night plus tax/resort fee

  • Ocean View King room:$339.00 per night plus tax/resort fee

Rates above are based on single or double occupancy.

Taxes are currently 12.75% and subject to change without notice.

Resort fee: $35.00 plus tax- per room per night. The nightly Resort Fee includes  wireless internet, parking including E-charging stations, newspapers, morning coffee and tea, access to steam room and indoor pool, fitness center, beach chairs and umbrellas &lawn games


Cancellations & Deposit:
A deposit in the amount of 50% of the total reservation value is required at the time of booking. An additional deposit of 50% of the total reservation value is required sixteen (16) days prior to arrival. Cancellations outside of sixteen (16) days will receive a full refund minus a $25 administrative processing fee. Cancellations within fifteen (15) days of arrival will result in a full forfeiture of the entire deposit amount. No shows or early departures are considered a full cancellation of reserved nights and deposits for these are non-refundable. 

Hurricane policy: Once an evacuation notice (either voluntary or mandatory) is issued by Dare County Officials, all room reservations from that time forward are fully refundable.

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Area Attractions

Part of the Outer Banks’s charm is the remoteness of the area. Since it’s accessible only by ferry or by driving over one of the bridges that connects it to the mainland, once you’re here, you feel far removed from the rest of the world. But it’s really not that far. Join us in Duck as we venture for the first time onto this spectacular set of islands.

Things to do:

  • Spa & Fitness Center
  • Golf
  • Audubon Sanctuary
  • Art Collection
  • Eco Center
  • Tennis
  • Local Attractions
  • Special Events

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Resort Amenities

Getting There


If you are flying in- The Norfolk Airport is about 80 miles from Duck.

Travel Tips

The Sanderling is located on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, at the mid-point of the Atlantic Coast of the United States with easy access via major north-south and east-west interstate highways.

IVS Travel Group Info

Please call the IVS travel group at 1-800-487-5650 for assistance. We can also check packages for you.

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $995.00

Register by:  August 2, 2023

Advanced:  $1015.00

Register by:  September 8, 2023

Regular:  $1035.00

Mailed after:  September 8, 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 RACEtrack program

  • breakfast and breaks daily

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  • Duck
     October 6, 2023 - October 8, 2023
     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 https://www.aavsb.org/ce-services/racetrack


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Accommodation Registration

Please note:


  • For Duck, the easiest way to reserve your hotel room is to book online thru this link:

  • Booking Link: click here

  • 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.