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Justine Lee D.V.M.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary
Emergency & Critical Care
Diplomate, American Board of Toxicology
CEO- Vetgirl

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

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

Catriona MacPhail D.V.M., Ph.D.

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

Dr. Catriona MacPhail works in a very busy surgical referral hospital at the Colorado State University. With this tremendous case load- Catriona has seen it all and operated on it all. She is also known for her practical apporach to lecturing.  Dr. Justine Lee is a board-certified emergency critical care veterinary specialist, and is currently the CEO of Vetgirl. Previously, she was on faculty as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Justine continues to work in the emergency services at local veterinary emergency hospitals. Dr. Rachel Pollard is head of Radiology at U.C. Davis and has been providing IVS with very practical seminars over the last 3 years.

Seminar Schedule:

Registration: Friday August 2, 2019 7:30 am – 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast: Friday & Saturday 7:30 am – 8:00 am
Lunch (included): Daily 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Lectures: Friday August 2
Saturday August 3
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Seminar Topics:

  • Top 20 poisons 

  • Top 5 feline procedures you must know 

  • Top 5 mistakes to avoid in the poisoned patient 

  • Emergency management and treatment of the feline urethral obstruction patient 

  • Clinical updates you must know to improve your quality of care! 

  • Common emergency room procedures you must know! 

  • Gastrointestinal obstruction -managing the common problems

  • GDV- current thoughts on initial management 

  • Managing the Hemoabdomen 

  • Managing common respiratory surgical emergencies 

  • Dystocia and C-section

  • Imaging and the acute abdomen

  • Imaging approach to emergent urological disorders

  • Imaging approach to emergent respiratory disorders

  • Top 5 ER imaging diagnoses

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Seminar Speakers

  • Justine Lee D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Diplomate, American Board of Toxicology CEO- Vetgirl
  • 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
  • Catriona MacPhail D.V.M., Ph.D. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons Professor of Surgery Colorado State University

CE Hours

This seminar is 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


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.


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


Classic Room Rate: sold out

  • $225.00 single or dbl/night plus taxes
  • One Queen Bed
  • Max occupancy is 2 adults

 Deluxe Room Rate: sold out

  • $240.00 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.


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.


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



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 or 206.382.6995.

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:  June 25, 2019

Advanced:  $905.00

Register by:  July 24, 2019

Regular:  $925.00

Register after:  July 24, 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 lunch daily

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  • Seattle
    August 2, 2019 - August 3, 2019
    1:00 am - 10:00 am

Register online

Online registrations is easy and fast.

For our online courses: After registering: your SEMINAR REGISTRATION NOTIFICATION E-MAIL will contain a link for you to pre-register for the webinar.  You need to do this prior to the webinar, so that you get a personalized link to the actual webinar.  

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.

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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.