ExpiredThe emergency patient- interpreting appropriate tests and initial management.- cancelled. Now an online course

Incline Village, Lake Tahoe

  |   January 25th - 27th, 2021

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Tim Hackett D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary
Emergency & Critical Care
Professor of Emergency & Critical Care
Colorado State University

Rachel Pollard D.V.M., Ph.D.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology
Associate Professor and Associate Researcher
Surgical & Radiological Sciences U.C. Davis

This seminar has been designed to present the most current information on the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases that you are commonly asked to manage in your emergency patients. The main emphasis of the seminars will be to give you practical information that you can readily utilize in your practice. Drs. Pollard and Hackett are internationally recognized experts in their fields and lecture extensively throughout the world.  Both speakers work at very busy clinical practices. Because of their involvement with busy veterinary centers, these personable speakers approach clinical problems very practically. 

Seminar Schedule:

Registration: Monday January 25, 2021 6.30 am – 7.00 am
Breakfast: Daily 6.30am – 7.00 am

Monday Jan. 25


Tuesday Jan. 26


Wednesday Jan. 27

7.00 am – 9.30 am
4.30pm – 7.00pm

7.00 am – 9.30 am
4.30pm – 7.00pm


7.00 am – 1.00 pm

Seminar Topics:

Dr. Hackett:

  • Shock, the basics: Hypovolemia and  hemorrhage 
  • Shock, the challenging: Heart failure, Sepsis and SIRS
  • Systematic Approach to  Trauma and Traumatic Coagulopathy
  • Transfusion Medicine
  • Emergency management and treatment of the feline urethral obstruction patient
  • Emergency management and treatment of the gastric dilatation volvulus 
  • OPP: Outpatient parvovirus

Dr. Pollard:

  • Emergent respiratory disorders
  • Imaging and the Acute Abdomen
  • Top 5 ER diagnoses
  • Urinary emergencies
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Seminar Speakers

  • Tim Hackett D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Professor of Emergency & Critical Care Medicine Chair, Dept. of Clinical Sciences Cornell University
  • Rachel Pollard D.V.M., Ph.D. Professor of Diagnostic Imaging President, American College of Veterinary Radiology Vice-Chair, Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences University of California, Davis

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 complies with the following guidelines:

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

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $905.00

Register by: Dec. 18, 2020

Advanced:  $925.00

Register by:  Jan. 12, 2021

Regular:  $945.00

Register after:  Jan. 12, 2021

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
  • Breakfast and breaks daily

Seminar Registration:

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  • Lake Tahoe
    January 25, 2021 - January 27, 2021
    8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Register online

Online registration is easy and fast.  

For our regular seminars, after completing your registration, 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


For regular seminars: ivseminars@yahoo.com

Accommodation Registration

Please note:

  • For Lake Tahoe, the easiest way to reserve your hotel room is to book online thru this link:

  • Booking Link: click here

  • Please DO NOT use the form below.  If you are having trouble booking your room thru the above link, please call our IVS Office at (800) IVS-5650.

Please only use the hotel request form below, if you are having problems with reserving your room thru the online hotel registration link and are not able to contact our office at 800-487-5650. This form is sent to our office and it will take up to 1 week for our office to receive confirmation from the hotel and then send out a confirmation to you.

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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.