ExpiredHow I Manage Common Feline Problems

Seattle, WA

  |   August 4th - 5th, 2017

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Our feline techniques seminars will provide you with a wealth of information on how the speakers actually do things-  all too often speakers do not adequately describe the actual way that they manage a feline patient. In this seminar, Dr’s Holowaychuk, Eaton and Oswald will spend a lot of time describing how they actually manage the feline patient with a variety of clinical problems- from the initial presentation thru ongoing medical management. You are sure to head home with some very practical information.

Seminar Schedule:

Registration: Friday August 4, 2017 7:30 am – 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast: Friday August 4, 2017 7:30 am – 8:00 am
Lunch (included): Daily 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Lectures: Friday August 4
Saturday August 5
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Seminar Topics:

Diagnosis and Treatment of the Acutely Sick Cat

  • Management of shocky cats 
  • Nutritional management of critically ill cats 
  • Approach to cats in respiratory distress 
  • Diagnosis and management of feline acute kidney injury 
  • What’s new in the management of blocked cats?

 FHV-1: A Clinical Approach to Diagnosis, Treatment, and Long-Term Management

  •             What is the most efficient and effective approach to diagnosing herpetic ocular disease?
  •             Should I always use an antiviral? And which one?
  •             Lysine supplementation – wisdom or witchcraft?
  •             How should I approach this problem in chronically-affected cats?
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Feline Conjunctivitis: Is it Always Herpes?

  •             What clinical or diagnostic features distinguish non-herpetic feline conjunctivitis?
  •             Conjunctival cytology – An underutilized diagnostic tool
  •             Topical vs. systemic antibiotics – which therapeutic approach is more effective?
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Corneal Disease in Cats: From Ulcers to Edema

  •             Do cats get indolent (non-healing) superficial ulcers? Do I approach them like canine indolent ulcers?
  •             Corneal sequestrum – To cut, or not to cut?
  •             Feline eosinophilic keratitis – How many treatment options do I really have?
  •             Feline dry eye – Is this a “real” diagnosis?
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Feline Ocular Oncology

  •             Feline iris melanoma – What is in the future for diagnosis and treatment of this clinical dilemma?
  •             Feline eyelid tumors – What are the best/most effective surgical procedures?
  •             Orbital tumors – Prognostic guidelines and clinical options
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Feline Glaucoma

  •             What are the clinical features? How does it differ from dogs?
  •             Can I use the same drugs that I use for canine glaucoma?
  •             What is aqueous misdirection glaucoma? And how is it diagnosed and treated?

 

“Playing by the IRIS guidelines” – Treatment of Feline Chronic Kidney disease.

  • managing blood pressure & proteinuria in feline CKD
  • use of angiotensin converting enzyme vs angiotensin receptor blockers.
  • should dietary protein be restricted in obligate carnivores with CKD?
  • the real importance of oral phosphorus binders. 
  • are calcitriol, Azodyl or Renavast useful in feline CKD? 
  • use of erythopoeitin analogues in CKD-related anemia. 

“Put down that scalpel” – Medical Treatment of chronic Feline Lower Urinary Tract disorders.

  • the role of pharmacologic agents in FLUTD. 
  • the role of prescription diets in FLUTD.
  • the role of multimodal behavioral modification in FLUTD. 

“Stop those repeated transfusions ” – Treatment of chronic Feline Immune-mediated Hematologic disorders.

  • do cats get IMHA or ITP?
  • which immunosuppressive drugs work and are safe in cats?
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Seminar Speakers

  • Marie Holowaychuk D.V.M. Diplomate, ACVECC Critical Care Vet Consulting
  • Seth Eaton V.M.D., Diplomate ACVO Diplomate, American College of Veterinary OphthalmologistsAssistant Clinical Professor, Comparative Ophthalmology School of Veterinary Medicine University of Wisconsin—Madison
  • Gary Oswald D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Chief of Staff Tampa Bay Veterinary Specialists

CE Hours

This seminar is approved for 16 CE hrs.  

IVS is also approve in NY & NC.

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
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Complete seminar notes
  • Approved for 16 CE hrs by the AAVSB Race program

Accommodations

Mayflower Park Hotel

Mayflower Park Hotel

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The Mayflower Park Hotel was constructed in 1927, opening under the name of the Bergonian, and is the oldest continuously operating hotel in downtown Seattle. The building’s facade is renowned for its unique terra cotta detailing, recognized as some of the finest in Seattle.

Walk inside and the high ceilings, stained-glass windows and a magnificent five-tier crystal chandelier reinforce the atmosphere of Old World charm. Smaller details like the 1770 Grandfather Clock and the 1810 English Mohagany Breakfront add hints of a classical European-style hotel, while each of the 160 guest rooms and suites offer all the modern amenities a savvy traveler has come to expect, from complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access to Aveda toiletries.

The Mayflower Park Hotel is centrally located within Seattle, opening directly into Westlake Center and the Monorail Station located on the top floor, which puts the Seattle Center, Space Needle and Experience Music Project within reach. Also located next door Seattle’s Light Rail, which offers our hotel guests transportation within the Seattle area and to and from SeaTac Airport. The Pike Place Market, Waterfront and Seattle Art Museum are just a short walk away.

Rooms

All guestrooms are beautifully appointed in classic color schemes with custom comforters, drapes and artwork designed and tailored for each hotel room. Many rooms offer poster headboards and armoires in traditional Queen Anne styling. Complimentary high speed internet access and premium digital TV channel selection will help you feel right at home.

Mayflower Park Hotel

The Mayflower Park Hotel provides many personal amenities for your comfort and convenience; standard in our spacious Seattle hotel accommodations:

Mayflower Park Hotel

  • Professional Concierge Staff with Les Clefs d’Or Membership
  • Complimentary wireless high speed internet access throughout the hotel
  • Complimentary wine reception each Wednesday 4:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Luxury robes available in all guest rooms
  • Air conditioning with individual climate controls in bedrooms and living room areas
  • Digital cable flat screen televisions
  • State of the art electronically coded key security system
  • Electronic safes in all guestrooms
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Coffee makers in all guestrooms
  • Telephones with data port and voice messaging service
  • Hair dryer, iron and ironing board
  • Handicap accommodations
  • Room service available 24 hours
  • Valet parking
  • Same-day laundry service
  • Fitness studio with state of the art equipment
  • Signature Bath Products
  • Executive business services
  • Foreign currency exchange
  • The hotel, as well as Andaluca Restaurant and Oliver’s Lounge, is entirely non-smoking

Price

Classic Room Rate:

  • $215.00 single or dbl/night plus taxes
  • One Queen Bed
  • Max occupancy is 2 adults

 Deluxe Room Rate

  • $230.00 single or dbl/night plus taxes
  • One or Two Queen Beds 

Additional Taxes & Fees (subject to change without notice):

  • The above rate is subject to applicable state & local taxes, currently 15.6%.
  • For additional adults over two staying the Deluxe room, there will be an additional fee of $25 per night, per adults (max. 4 per room).
  • Valet parking available at the prevailing rate, currently $35 per day.

Terms

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

There is no penalty if you cancel at least 7 days prior to scheduled arrival.  You will be charged for your complete stay if you cancel within 7 days of your scheduled arrival.  There are also penalties for no-shows and early departures.

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Area Attractions

Area Attractions

Visit the Seattle Aquarium, the Center for Wooden Boats, or Waterfront Park which includes the waterfall fountains of Harbor Steps. With spectacular views of Elliott Bay, Seattle Waterfront is one of Seattle’s most unforgettable neighborhoods.  Visitors can enjoy fresh Pacific Northwest seafood, eclectic souvenir and curio shops, scenic ferry rides.  EMP Museum is all about ideas and risk taking and features mesmerizing exhibits, interactive installations, and oral histories about contemporary popular culture. Have dinner 605 feet above the Emerald City in Seattle’s Space Needle or take a ride on The Seattle Great Wheel. Or, simply, take a walk along the piers and simply enjoy the view.   Learn more

Pike Place Market

The nation’s oldest continually working farmer’s market (since 1907), Pike Place Market is a jubilant, open-air celebration of fresh regional fruits and vegetables, seasonal flowers, herbs, seafood, spices, cheeses, hand-crafted work by artisans, eclectic shops, and fine restaurants and eateries–many with views of ferry and freighter traffic on Elliott Bay. Here in this revered nine-acre community with its cracked walkways and uneven cobblestone streets, the scent of sweet peas mingles with Dungeness crabs and spicy teas, street musicians compete with “free sample!” vendors, and weird things make their appearance: bottom-dwelling monkfish and rubber-necked geoducks. A piscatorial highlight: Pike Place Fish, where world-famous fishmongers have elevated salmon-slinging to new heights.

Dining

Onsite, you’ll find Oliver’s Lounge and Bar. Oliver’s is the perfect place to unwind and soak up the stunning cityscape. An elegant downtown bar, Oliver’s provides a casual setting for lunch, snacks or your favorite cocktail.  

Next door is Andaluca Restaurant and Bar. With the romance of the Mediterranean, Andaluca’s menu offers a selection of sharable plates and pintxos as well as selection of seasonal salads and Northwest entrees. Whether it be Andaluca’s signature Cabrales crusted beef tenderloin or Spanish paella, the menu is sure to please.

Getting There

Airport

Sea-TacAirport

Location Transportation Information

The Mayflower Park Hotel is right next door to the Sound Transit Light Rail system at Westlake Center. The Seattle Light Rail connection to SeaTac airport is approximately 40 minutes long with 11 Seattle area stops. The cost is currently, $2.75 per person one way.

For the most current schedule please visit Sound Transit’s website with a full list of times.

You may also contact their concierge department directly at concierge@mayflowerpark.com or 206.382.6995.

IVS Travel Group Info

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

Seminar Registration:

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  • Seattle, WA
    August 4, 2017 - August 5, 2017
    12:30 am - 10:00 am

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Online registrations is easy and fast.  After completing your registration, if you need to book a hotel room please complete the online hotel request form.  If you have any difficulties please call our office at  1 (800) 487-5650 .

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.

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.

Hotel Request Form:* Required Fields

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.

Questions?

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.