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

Sedona, AZ

  |   October 25th - 27th, 2019

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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:

Registration: Friday Oct. 25, 2019 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast: Daily 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Lectures: Friday Oct, 25, 2019
Saturday Oct. 26
Sunday  Oct. 27
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:00 pm

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 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 is also an approved provider in NY.

IVS complies with the following guidelines:

  • Speakers are recognized specialists
  • Mandatory recorded attendance
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Complete seminar notes


Hilton Sedona Resort

Hilton Sedona Resort

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Rising amidst the spectacular beauty of the magnificent Red Rock formations surrounding Sedona, Arizona, the new Hilton Sedona Resort offers guests the opportunity to experience one of the most uniquely beautiful sites on earth. Ideally located just 100 minutes from Phoenix or two hours from the breath-taking south rim of the Grand Canyon, the Hilton Sedona Resort offers an array of first class resort amenities and services.

Hilton Sedona Resort

The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock is Sedona’s Luxury Resort located amidst the spectacular beauty of Northern Arizona’s Red Rock Country in the heart of Sedona.

Hilton Sedona Resort

Sedona. The location is simply magical and has been called “The Most Beautiful Place in America.”

Our Guests enjoy stunning views of the majestic Red Rock formations surrounding the Hilton Sedona Resort – giving the Resort a feeling of a High Desert Lodge.

Hilton Sedona Resort


Group rates:

Hilton Sedona Resort

One Bedroom- one king bed: $285.00 dbl/night plus taxes & resort fee- sold out

*There is a 3 night minimum stay required.*

Additional Fees (Subject to change without notice):

  • Rates above are subject to local taxes & fees, currently 6.33%.
  • Resort Fee: A daily $20 plus tax , room charge offers you in-room wifi, access to the Hilton Spa with select discounts, unlimited local and 800 phone calls, 10% discount at the pro shop at the Sedona Golf Resort & free parking.
  • There is a $20 per person/day plus tax-charge for 3rd & 4th adult in the room. Children under 18 yrs of age are free when staying in the same room as their parents.

Suggested Gratuities:

  • Porterage: $8.00 per person, round trip.
  • Daily Maid Service: $2.00 per room, per day.


Check-in is 4:00pm, check-out is 11:00am.  All guests arriving before 4:00pm may be accommodated as rooms become available provided that such guests elect to pay an early arrival fee of $25. Hotel’s Front Desk can arrange to check baggage for those arriving early when rooms are unavailable and for guests attending the seminar on departure day.  This can all be arranged on the day of arrival/departure with the hotel directly.


You must cancel at least 14 days prior to your scheduled arrival date to avoid penalty charges. You will be charged for the complete stay if you cancel within 14 days of scheduled arrival.

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Area Attractions

Area Attractions

Sedona is one of Arizona’s premier tourism, recreation, resort and art centers. Its location at the mouth of scenic Oak Creek Canyon and at the center of the state’s famous Red Rock Country affords breathtaking panoramas, a mild climate and plenty of sunshine. The area is the second most visited site in Arizona after the Grand Canyon. Established in 1902, the community was named for Sedona Schnebly, an early settler. Spreading across the central Arizona counties of Coconino and Yavapai, Sedona sits at an elevation of 4,500 feet (about 3,200 feet higher than Phoenix). Via Interstate 17, the town is 120 miles north of Phoenix and 30 miles south of Flagstaff.

Sedona has something for everyone – world-class resorts, small family-run motels, bed & breakfasts, fine restaurants, diverse shops and art galleries.

Outdoor Activities

The beauty of the area makes sightseeing and hiking popular; golf and tennis are almost year-round activities. Visitors can take a jeep tour into the backcountry or view the red rock monoliths from horseback or hot air balloon.  For more info: http://www.hiltonsedonaresort.com/?page=fun

Sites to See

Other attractions include Bell Rock, Slide Rock and Red Rock State Parks, Chapel of the Holy Cross, the Sedona Arts Center and Tlaquepaque, a Mexican-style arts and crafts village. Highway 89A through Oak Creek has been named by Rand-McNally and others as one of the most beautiful drives in America. Visitor sites that are just a day trip away include the Grand Canyon, Jerome, Meteor Crater and Sunset Crater.


Sedona Golf Resort

As a Guest at The Hilton Sedona Golf Resort & Spa, you are just steps away from teeing it up on Sedona’s most popular Golf Course, the Sedona Golf Resort, an 18-Hole, Par-71 Championship Golf Course. This spectacular Championship Golf Course was designed by Gary Panks to blend this challenging Golf Course within the natural beauty of the Red Rocks of Sedona.  The Sedona Golf Course at The Hilton Sedona Golf Resort & Spa has been named, “Top 10 New Public Golf Course” by Golf Magazine, “Best Par-3 Golf Course in the State” by the Arizona Republic, and “One of the 100 Most Women-Friendly Golf Courses in America” by Golf for Women Magazine.  Golf Course elevations range from 3,960 feet to as much as 4,260 feet, offering players Elevated Tees, Raised Greens and challenging approach shots.

Reserve a Tee Time please call: 928.284.4040 or Call Toll Free: 877.273.3762 or Email our Concierge.

Village of Oak Creek Golf Course:

The Village of Oak Creek Country Club (‘VOCC’) Golf Course is less than 1 mile from the Hilton Sedona Resort and Spa. The VOCC Golf Course features a traditional Golf Course Layout similar to those you may find in the Midwestern United States.  In the usual Trent Jones manner, the fairways are classic tree lined doglegs with fairway bunkers strategically placed in the landing areas, and the greens are all slightly elevated and surrounded with large swirling greenside bunkers.

To reserve a Tee Time please call: 928-284-6935.


Luxuriate and pamper yourself in this spacious 25,000 Square-Foot Spa Therapy Center. The fully equipped facility features a wide array of World-Class Spa Treatments, Lap Pool and Therapy Spa, Exercise opportunities and offerings to sooth mind and body – all in the unforgettable setting of Red Rock Sedona.  Amidst the unforgettable setting of the majestic Red Rocks of Sedona, the dramatic Coconino National Forest and the clear, crisp Juniper-scented air, the eforea: Spa at Hilton Sedona offers you one of the very best spa experiences in one of the most beautiful places in the world. At eforea: Spa at Hilton Sedona, guests emerge brighter: their bodies renewed, their spirits lifted, and their outlook brighter. 928.284.4040


Getting There


The two closest airports:

Several airline services Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG), but flights are limited: http://www.flagstaff.az.gov/index.aspx?NID=1612

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is more convenient: http://skyharbor.com/

Location Transportation Information


Hilton Sedona Golf Resort & Spa
90 Ridge Trail Dr.
Sedona, AZ 86351

Phone: 928.284.4040 or 1.877.2
REDROCK (1.877.273.3762)
Fax: 928.284.6940


Travel Tips

There are limited rental agencies in Sedona, so we recommend that you rent a car in Phoenix or Flagstaff.
The Grand Canyon is about a 2.5-hour drive north of Sedona.

IVS Travel Group Info

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

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $885.00

Register by:  August 14, 2019

Advanced:  $905.00

Register by:  Sept. 17, 2019

Regular:  $925.00

Register after:  Sept. 17, 2019

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

Seminar Registration:

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  • Sedona
    October 25, 2019 - October 27, 2019
    7:00 am - 12:00 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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Accommodation Registration

Reserving Rooms

We reserve rooms starting the day prior to the seminar and ending on the last seminar day.  However, if you need additional days, we will work with the hotel to accommodate your request based on availability.

Getting Confirmation

After you submit this hotel request form, you will receive an e-mail confirmation of your request for the hotel accommodations.  Please note that this does not confirm your hotel accommodations.

After processing the request, our office will e-mail you an actual hotel confirmation letter which will confirm your stay with the hotel.   You are not confirmed until you receive this hotel confirmation. Please check the details when you receive this confirmation.

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 Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm (pacific) to provide the card number.  Your Hotel Confirmation will be emailed to you after your room is guaranteed.


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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.