ExpiredSurgery, anesthesia & pain management in practice

Myrtle Beach SC

  |   July 19th - 21st, 2019

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Julie Smith D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Anesthesia & Analgesia
Dept. of Anesthesiology
MedVet Mandeville, New Orleans

Howard Seim III D.V.M.

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

Matthew Winter D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology
North America Vice-President,  VetCT

This all new seminar has been designed to provide you with a practical approach to a series of common surgical problems. The combination of a Surgeon, a Radiologist and Anesthesiologist/pain management specialist will provide a unique approach to the patient management. The speakers will discuss their approach to management of patients requiring surgery. The problems presented will be everyday common clinical disorders that you have to manage in your practice. Dr. Winter will bring it all together with his interpretation of pertinent radiographs and ultrasound examination.

Seminar Schedule:

Registration: Friday July 19, 2019 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast: Daily 7:15 am – 8:00 am

Friday July 19, 2019

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

Seminar Topics:

Howie, Julie and Matt have promised me that the seminars have been structured to maximize the material that you will take with you to your practice

  • Intestinal foreign bodies and masses 

  • Canine cystic and urethral calculi

  • GDV – The 10 minute gastropexy 

  • Splenic hemangiosarcoma – The 4 ligature splenectomy 

  • Managing feline penetrating trauma – ‘big dog little cat syndrome’ 

  • Brachycephalic syndrome 

  • Anesthetic Management of the Brachycephalic Patient

  • Anesthetic Considerations for Gastrointestinal Procedures 

  • Hypotension Causes and Treatment

  • Anesthetic Management of Feline Patients 

  • Analgesic Protocols for Companion Pets 

  • Utilizing Continuous Rate Infusions in practice

  • Radiographic and ultrasonic evaluation of patients with the listed clinical problems

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Seminar Speakers

  • Julie Smith D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Anesthesia & Analgesia Dept. of Anesthesiology MedVet Medical & Cancer Centers for Pets Worthington, OH
  • Howard Seim III D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons Professor of Surgery Colorado State University
  • Matthew Winter D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology College of Veterinary Medicine University of Florida VP. VetCT North America

CE Hours

This seminar is AAVSB RACE approved for 16 CE hrs.  

IVS is also an approved provider in NY

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


Myrtle Beach Marriot

Myrtle Beach Marriot

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Discover the lovely Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes hotel. It’s a stunning getaway in Myrtle Beach with the perfect balance of resort comfort and business-friendly amenities. Our Myrtle Beach, SC hotel offers 405 luxurious guest suites with ocean views, two telephones with separate lines, data ports and high-speed Internet.

Myrtle Beach Marriott

As part of the Grande Dunes, an upscale 2,200-acre plantation-style residential community, we provide more amenities than most other resorts in Myrtle Beach and the Carolinas. Popular activities include championship golf, tennis, a fitness center, a large, beachfront pool with a waterslide, a European spa with an indoor pool or the simple pleasure of relaxing on our pristine beach. Experience the finest of resorts in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes hotel.


Myrtle Beach Marriott

Escape to one of the most unforgettable, idyllic beachfront hotels in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

  • Experience a restful night’s sleep in our oceanfront hotel’s cotton-rich linens and custom duvets.
  • Outstanding among beachfront resorts in Myrtle Beach, relax at our pool with deluxe waterslide.
  • Stay connected at our hotel with high-speed Internet access, spacious desks and ample lighting.
  • Our marble bathrooms feature Bath & Body Works bath products, a hair dryer & two plush bathrobes.
  • Drink in the breathtaking scenery and use the convenient amenities in your Myrtle Beach hotel suite.
  • This hotel has a smoke-free policy


Group room rates (based on availability):

Resort view: $274.00 dbl/night plus tax & resort fee

Partial Ocean view: $359.50 dbl/night plus tax & resort fee

Ocean front: $439.00 dbl/night plus tax & resort fee

Additional Fees & Taxes:

  • Hotel room rates are subject to state and local taxes, currently 15.5% and are subject to change without notice.


The Resort Fee is discounted to $10 (usually $25) + 8% tax for our group! Included in the daily resort fee:

  • Complimentary self-parking in our parking facility
  • Unlimited in-room access to high-speed wired or WIFI Internet service
  • Newspapers available at the front desk
  • Full use of our Fitness Center
  • Coffee in your guest room
  • Turndown service upon request
  • Complimentary local calls from your guest room
  • Complimentary fax service available at the front desk
  • Board games located at the front desk
  • Use of our Recreation Room including foosball and video games
  • Use of our outdoor recreation area including Ping-Pong, and basketball


You have up to fourteen day prior to your scheduled arrival to cancel without penalty.  For cancellations made within 14 – 7 days prior will be charged a two (2) night penalty.  You will be charged for your complete scheduled stay if you cancel within seven (7) days of your scheduled arrival, or are a no-show, or depart early.

Please call our office at 800-487-5650 if you need to change or cancel your reservation.

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Area Attractions

Area Attractions

Family Kingdom Amusement Park

Seaside amusement for the whole family!
Ocean Blvd & 3rd Avenue
843-916-0400 or visit www.family-kingdom.comRipley’s Aquarium

Travel under the recreated Reef Tunnel at S.C’s MOST visited attraction!
Located at Broadway at the Beach
843-916-0888 or visit www.ripleysaquarium.com

Broadway at the Beach

Features 20 restaurants, 10 nightclubs, over 100 shops and 15 attractions!
Broadway Cinema – Pavilion Nostalgia Park – Carousel Park/Kiddie Rides – NASCAR Speedpark- Miss Broadway Water Taxi – Dragon’s Lair Fantasy Mini Golf and MUCH MORE!

Located off Hwy 17 between 21st & 29th avenues North
843-444-3200 or visit www.broadwayatthebeach.com
for Click and Print COUPONS!

Brookgreen Gardens

300 acres of beautiful gardens on a former rice plantation!
843-235-6000 or visit www.brookgreen.org

Alligator Adventure

Over 800 gators, lizards, vipers and pythons!
843-361-0789 or visit www.alligatoradventure.com

Great American Riverboat

Cruise along the Intracoastal Waterway!

Boats depart from Barefoot Landing &Waccatee Zoo. Dinner Cruises available.
843-650-6600 or visit www.mbriverboat.com

Where to eat

Myrtle Beach offers many different places to dine–visit the restaurants

Getting There


Myrtle Beach International Airport – MYR

The Myrtle Beach airport is approximately 10 miles from the hotel. Rental cars and taxis are available.

Location Transportation Information

The Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes
8400 Costa Verde Drive
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29572 USA 

Where is the Marriott?

From the airport:

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $875.00

Register by:  June 4, 2019

Advanced:  $895.00

Register by:  July 8, 2019

Regular:  $905.00

Register after:  July 8, 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

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  • Myrtle Beach
    July 19, 2019 - July 21, 2019
    1:00 am - 6:00 am

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.