UpcomingPeru & the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Peru adventure

  |   October 3rd - 13th, 2020

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IVS has teamed up with Bio Bio Expeditions to offer you a trip of a lifetime. Since 1993, Bio Bio has been a leader in delivering top quality travel experiences to guests from age 8 to 80 who share their love of the outdoors. Because of their extensive experience Bio Bio is responsible for the planning and implementation of the complete trip. To register for the seminar and for all questions relating to the trip, please call Bio Bio Expeditions at 1-800-246-7238 or visit www.bbxrafting.com.

Peru and the Inca trail to Machu Picchu.  

For 2020 we are offering a choice for part of the adventure:  hike the Inca trail for 4 days or enjoy several days of exploration and then travel by train to Machu Picchu where you will meet up with the hikers for the rest of the trip. Please note that the CE will be presented when everyone is together.

Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is a true classic that should be on every adventurer’s “to-do” list. Exploring ancient paths and ruins in this spectacular setting will send shivers down your spine. This haunting fortress city nestled below stunning peaks is the greatest mystery of the Inca Empire. Beautiful Andean scenery, as well as cultural history, unfold as we hike up and down steep stone staircases past ancient Inca outposts. Your Peruvian porters will carry all of your gear and even set up your tent for you so you can enjoy this stunning trek. Your guide will explain the fascinating natural history along the trail, and the expert cooking staff will prepare and serve delicious meals.

The Amazon Jungle is a wildlife treasure, and is not to be missed by nature lovers. You’ll fly from Cuzco to Puerto Maldonado, where a dugout motor canoe will transport you downriver to the fantastic, Reserva Amazonica Lodge, where you’ll stay 2 nights. Naturalists will take you on walks and boat trips to explore some of the natural wonders of the area, including the Madre de Dios River, Monkey Island, and Lake Sandoval.

Along the way, Dr. Ross Palmer will provide 18 CE hours on “managing the lame dog and cat”.

 Seminar registration fee for 18 CE hrs: $795.00 

All are welcome including spouses and friends- only the veterinarian attending needs to register for the CE. 


Seminar Topics:

Along the way, Dr Ross Palmer will provide a relaxed group discussion on a variety of orthopedic topics – you don’t need to be a surgeon to enjoy Ross’s presentations. Here are some of his topics:

1. Oh no … OA!
• What’s the skinny on weight loss?
• Are chondroprotectants worth the money?
• What’s the deal with avocado soy (ASU)?
• Are intra-articular injections of steroids or HA indicated?
• Is stem cell therapy the real deal?

2. Patellar Luxation
• Which cases warrant surgical treatment?
• Medial or lateral arthrotomy – which is best?
• Can you teach me to do a nice trochleoplasty?
• Which cases need a tibial crest transposition?
• Are there any tricks to feeling good about a tibial crest transposition?
• Are large breed dogs treated the same way?

3. Cranial Cruciate Ligament Disease
• Do you have any tricks for making an early diagnosis?
• Is it true that the ligament can be substantially torn without a detectable drawer sign?
• Can you teach me to do a nice lateral fabello-tibial suture stabilizaton?
• In which cases should I avoid using lateral fabello-tibial suture stabilization?
• What’s the story with the new TightRopeTMand related procedures?
• Is TPLO better than TTA or is it the other way around?
• Do you have any tips for visualizing and treating the meniscus?

4. Shoulder OCD
• I KNOW this pup has it …but I can’t find a radiographic lesion!?!
• The pup has bilateral radiographic lesions, but unilateral lameness…now what?

5. Elbow Dysplasia
• By the time I’m convinced, it’s too late! – Got any early diagnosis pointers?
• Are radiographs a waste of time and $ on the early cases?
• My agility trainer client went ballistic when I suggested UAP removal…what is the alternative?
• I suspect fragmented medial coronoid process…now what are the options?

6. Femoral Head & Neck Excision (FHNE)
• What are the most common indications for this procedure in practice?
• I’ve never done one…it seems pretty simple…how can I screw it up?
• Do you have any rehabilitation pointers?

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Seminar Speakers

  • Ross Palmer, D.V.M., MS. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons Professor of Orthopedics Colorado State University

CE Hours

Seminar registration fee for 18 CE hrs: $795.00 

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.

For Amelia Island, Duck on the outer banks,  St. George (Zion), Grand Cayman, Curacao and New Orleans: after submitting the hotel request form, you do not need to contact us with the credit card information. We will be sending you an individual hotel credit card authorization form.

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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.

Passport Information

For International Travel

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.