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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

  |   March 30th - April 2nd, 2020

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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

Amy Butler D.V.M.,MS.

Diplomate American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
President, Critical Consults

Successful Emergency and Critical Care in Your Practice

Dr. Hackett is a Professor in the Emergency medicine section and has a particular interest in shock, trauma, respiratory and transfusion medicine. Dr. Hackett came to Colorado State University as an assistant professor after directing the emergency medicine program at the West Los Angeles Animal Hospital. Dr. Hackett has lectured on emergency medicine to veterinarians around the world including Australia and Japan, and is fortunate to work in a Teaching Hospital that includes a large general practice and so approach clinical problems very practically.  Dr. Amy Butler is a board-certified emergency critical care veterinary specialist.  Currently Amy is President of Critical Consults in Pennsylvania.

Seminar Schedule:

Registration

Seminars

Welcome reception

Monday March 30, 2020

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

1:30 pm – 6:30 pm

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Breakfast

Seminars

Tuesday March 31

7:30 am – 8:00 am

8:00 am – 1:00pm

Seminars Wednesday April 1 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm

 

Breakfast

Seminars

 

Thursday April 2

 

7:30 am – 8:00 am

8:00 am – 11:30am

Seminar Topics:

This seminar will focus on techniques in emergency medicine:  how i actually manage the patient!

Fluid Therapy

  • Shock: What’s causing it? How do I treat it? Hypovolemic, hemorrhagic, cardiogenic, and distributive.
  • IV fluids choices: Does the type of fluid really matter?
  • Transfusion basics: What to do if you don’t have a blood bank. Including blood collection, components, typing, crossmatching, and administration.

Emergencies

  • Approach to the dyspneic cat
  • Dyspneic dogs, learning to distinguish the common problems with video cases
  • The Acute abdomen, Cases of common abdominal emergencies
  • Sedation and anesthesia for the critical emergency patient

Monitoring

  • Realistic monitoring of the emergency patient
  • Post-operative monitoring of the Critically Ill Patient
  • Common Arrhythmias in the ER

Critical Care

  • Pain Management in the Critically Ill
  • Recognizing sepsis while there’s still time to treat it.
  • Coagulopathies- How to Recognize and Treat them in your hospital

Diseases to be included in the discussions:

  • GDV, mesenteric torsion, intestinal obstructions, and peritonitis
  • Disseminated intravascular coagulopathy (DIC)
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Ruptured bladder
  • Laryngeal paralysis
  • Pneumonia, pulmonary edema, asthma, bronchitis, and pulmonary thromboembolism
  • Hemothorax, pneumothorax, and pyothorax

Plus many more case examples…

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Seminar Speakers

  • Tim Hackett D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Professor of Emergency & Critical Care Colorado State University
  • Amy Butler D.V.M., MS. Diplomate American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care President, Critical Consults

CE Hours

This seminar is approved for 18 CE hrs.  

This program has been submitted for 18 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 18 CE hrs by the AAVSB RACE program

Accommodations

Marriot Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa

Marriot Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa

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Make the most of a once in a lifetime vacation at Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa. You’ll be pampered with a beachfront location, along with multiple swimming pools and on-site restaurants. Allow our very own Tequila Casamagna to add a little extra spark to your lounging experiences. Our hotel is near downtown Puerto Vallarta, as well as Malecon Puerto Vallarta and Galeria Vallarta mall. You and your loved ones will have plenty to do while at the resort and away from it. All rooms and suites come with a balcony or terrace so you’ll never be far from an incredible view. You’ll also have a cozy pillowtop mattress to lie on, Netflix availability through your flat-panel TV and complimentary robes to lounge in. Be sure to stop by Ohtli Spa for aromatherapy or a couples massage before your Mexico stay comes to an end. Let Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa fill your vacation void in the best way imaginable.

 

 

 

Price

Group Rates:

Deluxe run of house: $167.00 dbl/night

Ocean view: $197.00 dbl/night

  • plus taxes – currently 19%- subject to change
    plus Bellmen US $5.00 per person round trip
    plus Housekeeping US $4.00 per room, per day

The resort fee has been waived for IVS.

Ohtli Spa

Hotel dining

Terms

Cancellations:  Because this is high season- You will be charged for your complete stay if you cancel within 45 days of your scheduled arrival or are a no-show.  There is also a charge if you depart early.

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Area Attractions

Getting There

All major airlines fly into PVR.

Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport Puerto Vallarta (PVR)

Hotel direction: 1.4 miles N

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

  • Estimated taxi fare: 16 USD (one way)

Visit PVR airport website

Driving directions

Exit Airport and take Blvd. Francisco Medina Ascencio, proceed south 1 mile, then turn right at Paseo de la Marina (Marina Vallarta Complex), continue half mile, the hotel will be in front of you.

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $945.00

Register by:  January 30, 2019

Advanced:  $965.00

Register by:  Feb. 27, 2020

Regular:  $985.00

Register after: Feb. 27, 2020

Special Pricing:

Veterinary Technicians receive an $80 discount using promo code “techsaver”. Enter this code during checkout in the submit promotion code field.

Payment Type:

Registration Includes:

  • 18 CE hours

  • Breakfast on Friday & Sunday

  • All breaks

  • Certificate of completion

  • Welcome reception for all on Thursday night

Seminar Registration:

Details Price Qty
Early Bird $945.00 (USD)  
Advanced $965.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
January 30, 2020
Regular $985.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
February 27, 2020

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  • Puerto Vallarta
    March 30, 2020 - April 2, 2020
    1:00 pm - 11:30 am

Register online

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.