ExpiredOne Medicine: Where animal behavior, lameness, and pain management meet

Savannah in the Fall

  |   November 3rd - 5th, 2023

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Please note that our Fall seminar is at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in 2023.

Ross Palmer D.V.M., MS.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Professor of Orthopedics
Colorado State University

Tamara Grubb D.V.M., Ph.D.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Anesthesia & Analgesia
Assistant Professor of Anesthesia & Pain Management
Washington State University

Terry Marie Curtis D.V.M., M.S.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
Clinical Behaviorist
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
Gainesville, FL

A veterinary orthopedist, a behaviorist and a pain management guru sit down together…
It sounds like the ‘lead in’ to a joke, but in reality you play all 3 roles in your practice most every day. Sure…you might have 3 separate appointments…a lame puppy, another with a behavioral issue and another who requires pain management, but more common is that single case that requires you to understand animal behavior as you seek to find the source of discomfort and, then effectively treat it. You are wearing all 3 hats in a single appointment!

Your star client’s fractious German Shepherd is lame. You’d love to be able to gain Hans’ trust to the point that he’ll reliably tell you where he painful….but you’d also like to survive the interaction and not elevate his level of anxiety in his future visits to your clinic. The art of the meaningful canine lameness exam (what Dr. Ross Palmer calls the “Tell me where it hurts exam”) is MUCH more than a checklist of orthopedic manipulations. Come enjoy the intersection of perspectives of an orthopedist and a behaviorist as Dr. Terry Curtis offers her insights and tips and how this challenge might best be conquered (you can be sure that Dr. P will learn a thing or 2!). Dr. Tamara Grubb will share powerful strategies for pain management of both acute traumatic pain and chronic pain states resulting from osteoarthritis, cancer and more.


Seminar Schedule:

Seminar registration Friday Nov. 3, 2023 7:15am – 8:00am
Seminar schedule

Friday Nov. 3
Saturday Nov. 4
Sunday Nov. 5

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

Breakfast Daily 7:15am – 8:00am

Seminar Topics:


These 3 specialists have more in common that might initially meet the eye….come learn from this dynamic trio and return home with some very new perspectives, ideas, and techniques to improve the lives of your patients, your colleagues and your job satisfaction. In addition, Dr. Curtis will share her approach to diagnosis and treatment of some of the most common behavioral abnormalities. Dr. Grubb will provide you with practical applications of some of the latest pain management research findings and Dr. Palmer will demonstrate priceless new tips on gait evaluation and orthopedic palpation. This innovative seminar is sure to entertain while offering real world solutions to the nagging challenges you face on a daily basis

  • The Veterinarian’s Dilemma — we must interact with our patients (PE, blood draws, ortho exam, rads, etc), but we don’t speak the same language

  • Principles of Canine Behavior

  • Dogs don’t speak English; can we learn what they are saying?

  • How to evaluate gait for lameness – new, easy to do tricks

  • How to do an orthopedic exam – video demonstrations

  • Options for the sedated exam

  • The Art of the meaningful ortho exam (“Tell me where it hurts”)

  • A behaviorist’s thoughts on canine orthopedic examination

  • Management of acute pain

  • Management of chronic pain

  • Comprehensive management of OA

  • Common canine behavioral problems and their solutions?

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Seminar Speakers

  • Ross Palmer, D.V.M., MS. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons Professor of Orthopedics Colorado State University
  • Tamara Grubb D.V.M., Ph.D. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Anesthesia & Analgesia Associate Professor of Anesthesia & Pain Management Washington State University
  • Terry Marie Curtis Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Behaviorists Veterinary Clinical Behaviorist. St. Augustine, FL.

CE Hours

This seminar is RACE 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
  • Submission of attendance to AAVBS RACEtrack program


Hyatt Regency Savannah

Hyatt Regency Savannah

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Relax by the River at our Downtown Savannah Hotel
Our hotel in the Savannah Historic District, with direct access to cobblestoned River Street, puts you steps away from monuments, shops, local restaurants, and live music. Experience the city’s unique spirit on a ghost tour or paddle-steamer ride, then unwind with a cocktail on our outdoor patio overlooking the Savannah River.



At Hyatt Regency Savannah, you’ll enjoy our newly restyled rooms designed with historic architectural elements and a modern twist to immerse you in the artistic personality of Savannah. Relax and sleep soundly on our signature Hyatt Grand Bed™, pamper yourself with Pharmacopia bath products in our transformed guest bath, stay connected with complimentary wireless internet access and enjoy your favorite music with an iHome stereo with iPod® docking station.


Price: Group Room rate: 

Please note: Group rooms are sold out. Please call our office at 800-487-5650  or ivseminars@yahoo.com for current availability 

$269.00 dbl/night plus taxes

  • Rate above is subject to applicable state & local taxes, currently 13%
  • City occupancy fee is currently $1 per night
  • Georgia Hotel/Motel fee in the amount of $5.00 per night, per room
  • $25.00 per night for each additional adult over two adults per room
  • Parking: Valet only, $38.00 per day and is subject to change without notice
  • Self Parking is off-site in the Whitaker Street Garage
  • Free wifi in all rooms.


Check-In: 4:00pm; Check-Out: 11:00am

Cancellations: A two night cancellation charge will be made to your credit card if you cancel within 7 days of your scheduled arrival. You will be charged for the complete scheduled stay if you cancel within 3 days of your scheduled arrival or are a no-show or depart early. 

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Area Attractions


Welcome to Savannah, the Hostess City of the South. Named by Conde’ Nast Traveler as one of the top 10 U.S. cities to visit, Savannah offers an enchanting stroll back in time and an invitation to uncover its hidden charms. Bits and pieces of Savannah’s rich, colorful history adorn virtually every corner of the downtown area. The stately mansions, moss-draped oaks, and massive churches give the city a unique flavor found nowhere else in the world. Savannah’s Historic District is a 2.5-mile walking district full of bistros, quaint shops, green squares and grand architecture.  Savannah boasts one of the largest National Landmark Historic Districts in the United States, featuring historically significant buildings, including examples of Federal, Italianate and Victorian architecture.Savannah’s 22 squares form the heart and soul of the historic district and are considered to be the city’s precious jewels. General James Oglethorpe, Savannah’s founding father, vision of southern hospitality and a genteel way of life is still alive in the faces of those who call Savannah home.

Getting There

Savannah GA airport  is approx a 20 minute drive from downtown Savannah. 

Location Transportation Information

Driving Directions:

  • Parking: Valet only, $38.00 per day ($21 for 4-8 hours )and is subject to change without notice

  • Self Parking is off-site in the Whitaker Street Garage

IVS Travel Group Info

Please contact our office at 800-487-5650 for travel arrangements or questions.

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $995.00

Register by:  Sept. 8, 2023

Advanced:  $1015.00

Register by:  Oct. 6, 2023

Regular:  $1035.00

Register after:  Oct. 6, 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 notes 

  • Submission of attendance to AAVBS RACEtrack program

  • Breakfast and breaks daily

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  • Savannah in the Fall
    November 3, 2023 - November 5, 2023
    12:05 am - 1:00 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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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.