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Duck on the Outer Banks, NC

  |   September 25th - 27th, 2020

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Unfortunately because of COVID- 19, we can no longer expect to be able to produce this seminar live, so it has been converted into an online course. Click here for details.

Please contact our office if you have already registered for this seminar.  800-487-5650  or ivseminars@yahoo.com


Justine Lee D.V.M.

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

Garret Pachtinger V.M.D.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary
Emergency & Critical Care 
Co-founder – Vetgirl
Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center
Levittown, PA


Seminar Schedule:

Registration: Friday Sept. 25, 2020 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast: Daily 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Lectures: Friday Sept. 25, 2020
Saturday Sept. 26
Sunday Sept. 27
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Seminar Topics:

  • Common mistakes in the ER… and how to avoid them!

  • Should you give steroids with trauma?

  • Know what the real shock dose of fluid therapy is

  • Why it’s wrong to get steroids with head trauma

  • Top 20 poisons affecting dogs and cats

  • Poisonous plants you must know

  • Common mistakes to avoid in the poisoned patient

  • How to effectively induce emesis in cats

  • How to gastric lavage

  • How much activated charcoal you should administer

  • Emergency management & treatment of GDV

  • Outpatient parvovirus: Does it work?

  • Trauma without the drama – what’s new in veterinary trauma?

  • How to approach the respiratory trauma patient

  • How to approach the abdominal trauma patient

  • Head trauma – what’s new and how do we treat it?

  • Cardiac emergencies in the ER

  • Treatment of the congestive heart failure patient

  • Pediatrics are not small adults

  • Emergency management and treatment of the feline urethral obstruction patient

  • Emergency room approach to anemia

  • Common emergency room procedures you must know!How to perform a thoracocentesis/abdominocentesisHow to perform a pericardiocentesisClinical updates you MUST know to practice good medicineWhen you shouldn’t believe your hand-held glucometer

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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
  • Garret Pachtinger V.M.D. Diplomate ACVECC Associate, Critical Care and Emergency Services Veterinary Trauma Medical Director Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center, Levittown, Pa

CE Hours

This seminar is approved for 16 CE hrs. by AAVSB RACE. 


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


Sanderling Resort & Spa

Sanderling Resort & Spa

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The Sanderling Resort & Spa on North Carolina ‘s Outer Banks touches the shores of both the majestic Atlantic Ocean and the serene Currituck Sound. Located near, Duck, N.C., This North Carolina resort, The Sanderling, with its luxurious spa overlooking the sound, is the Outer Banks only true resort. Its unique natural environment and secluded ocean beaches offer guests an exclusive setting in which to relax and unwind. Quite simply, The Sanderling is the ultimate Outer Banks vacation spot.

The Sanderling Resort & Spa

The low-rise, cedar shingled buildings that comprise the resort pay homage to the traditional building forms of coastal North Carolina, and provide guests with luxurious accommodations, a lavish spa, first-class conference facilities and a variety of memorable dining experiences, putting together the perfect North Carolina vacation.

Offering miles of unspoiled ocean beach just 5 miles from the charming village of Duck and adjacent to the Pine Island Audubon Sanctuary, The Sanderling is truly unique. As our guest, you’ll appreciate what seasoned travelers have always known-the enjoyment of a destination is often increased by its separation from the ordinary at this North Carolina resort.

Resort Amenities

The Sanderling offers a number of on-site recreational amenities, highlighted by a luxurious spa and a fully-equipped fitness center. Guests may also enjoy an indoor swimming pool, swim spa and Jacuzzi. During warm weather months, our Eco-Center is open to assist guests in their explorations of the Outer Banks natural environment.



Nearby recreational amenities open to guests of The Sanderling include championship-quality golf courses, the Pine Island Indoor Racquet Club, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, and the 3,400-acre Audubon Sanctuary.

Five miles from The Sanderling, the village of Duck offers unique shops and galleries specializing in art and crafts.

The Sanderling Resort & Spa


Group Room rates:

  • Standard Room:  $230.00 per night plus tax/resort fee
  • Sound View Room: $245.00 per night plus tax/resort fee
  • Oceanside room:  $260.00 per night plus tax/resort fee
  • Ocean view room:$315.00 per night plus tax/resort fee

Rates above are based on single or double occupancy.

Taxes are currently 12.75% and subject to change without notice.

Resort fee: $30.00 plus tax- per room per night. The nightly Resort Fee includes gratuities for housekeeping and all Guest Service staff including the bell, valet, concierge, front desk and beach. In addition, it includes wireless internet, parking, newspapers, morning coffee and tea, access to steam room and indoor pool, fitness center, beach chairs and umbrellas.


Cancellations & Deposit:
A deposit in the amount of 50% of the total reservation value is required at the time of booking. An additional deposit of 50% of the total reservation value is required sixteen (16) days prior to arrival. Cancellations outside of sixteen (16) days will receive a full refund minus a $25 administrative processing fee. Cancellations within fifteen (15) days of arrival will result in a full forfeiture of the entire deposit amount. No shows or early departures are considered a full cancellation of reserved nights and deposits for these are non-refundable. 

Hurricane policy: Once an evacuation notice (either voluntary or mandatory) is issued by Dare County Officials, all room reservations from that time forward are fully refundable.

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Area Attractions

Part of the Outer Banks’s charm is the remoteness of the area. Since it’s accessible only by ferry or by driving over one of the bridges that connects it to the mainland, once you’re here, you feel far removed from the rest of the world. But it’s really not that far. Join us in Duck as we venture for the first time onto this spectacular set of islands.

Things to do:

  • Spa & Fitness Center
  • Golf
  • Audubon Sanctuary
  • Art Collection
  • Eco Center
  • Tennis
  • Local Attractions
  • Special Events

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Resort Amenities

Getting There


If you are flying in- The Norfolk Airport is about 80 miles from Duck.

Travel Tips

The Sanderling is located on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, at the mid-point of the Atlantic Coast of the United States with easy access via major north-south and east-west interstate highways.

IVS Travel Group Info

Please call the IVS travel group at 1-800-487-5650 for assistance. We can also check packages for you.

Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $905.00

Register by:  August 14, 2020

Advanced:  $925.00

Register by:  September 10, 2020

Regular:  $945.00

Mailed after:  September 10, 2020

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

Seminar Registration:

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  • Duck
    September 25, 2020 - September 27, 2020
    8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Register online

Online registrations is easy and fast.

For our online courses: After registering: your SEMINAR REGISTRATION or PAYMENT 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.

Questions?  For online courses:  ivsceonline@gmail.com

For regular seminars: ivseminars@yahoo.com

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.

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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.