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Boston in the spring

  |   April 8th - 9th, 2022

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Justine Lee D.V.M.

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

Garret Pachinger V.M.D.

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


Seminar Schedule:




Friday April 8, 2022

7:30 am – 8:00 am

7.30am – 8.00am daily

12.30pm-1.30pm daily


Friday April 8
Saturday April 9

8:00 am – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Seminar Topics:

  • Top 20 poisons affecting dogs and cats

  • Poisonous plants you must know

  • Top 5 fatal poisons in dogs and cats

  • How to treat rodenticide toxicity in dogs and cats

  • Ways to save money with your poisoning cases

  • Common mistakes to avoid in the poisoned patient

  • How to effectively induce emesis in cats

  • Outpatient parvovirus: Does it work?

  • Emergency management and treatment of the feline urethral obstruction patient

  • Common emergency room procedures you must know!

  • How to perform a thoracocentesis/abdominocentesis

  • How to perform a pericardiocentesis

  • 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

  • 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 room approach to anemia

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Seminar Speakers

  • Justine Lee D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Diplomate, American Board of Toxicology Medical Director- Vetgirl
  • Garret Pachtinger V.M.D. Diplomate ACVECC Co-Founder/Director of Operations - VETgirl

CE Hours

This seminar is AAVSB RACE approved for 16 CE hrs.

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
  • Submission of attendance to AAVSB RACEtrack program
  • Complete seminar notes
  • Approved for 16 CE hrs by the AAVSB RACE program


Hilton Boston Back Bay

Hilton Boston Back Bay

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Relax in the well-located Hilton Boston Back Bay hotel. Set in the heart of the scenic neighborhood of Back Bay, our hotel near Hynes Convention Center offers easy access to all the excitement and culture the city has to offer. Boston Logan International Airport is situated only four miles away. The impressive glass-front hotel has 26 floors of contemporary guest rooms. Scan the skylines of Boston and Cambridge from the upper floors.

Work out at this downtown Boston hotel’s complimentary fitness center using first-class cardiovascular and strength training equipment and free weights. Enjoy a relaxing swim in the heated indoor pool and whirlpool. In warmer seasons, unwind with a refreshing cocktail on the sundeck. Savor New England classics with an innovative twist at Forty Dalton restaurant. Recline and recuperate watching the game with a drink and a snack in the Forty Dalton Lounge.

Catch up with work at the business center in the Starbucks® Internet Café with complimentary internet access. Host meetings and social events for 550 Guests, taking advantage of the choice of ballrooms and meeting rooms. Enjoy the undivided attention of the Event Team, who will help tailor the event ensuring it is a success.


The Guest Rooms at Hilton Boston Back Bay are beautifully decorated in shades of brown and soft teal with dark wood accents and furnished with the Hilton Serenity Bed. Upper floors feature spectacular panoramic views of the downtown Boston and Cambridge skylines.  These well-decorated guest rooms feature one king or two double beds and range in size from 300 sq. ft. to 375 sq. ft.

Indulge in the tranquility of the Hilton Serenity Bed featuring the exclusive Suite Dreams mattress, Super Topper mattress pad, down-filled comforter, Touch of Down pillows and triple sheeting.


Group Room rate: $279.00 dbl/night plus taxes.

Additional Fees (subject to change without notice):

  • Taxes are currently a total of 14.45%
  • There are extra charges for 3rd and 4th adults in a room.
  • Daily Mandatory Urban Destination Charge of $20.00 will be added to the room rate and includes: Premium guest internet access; daily $20 food and beverage credit for use in all hotel outlets (excluding Corner Pantry); daily $10 self-parking credit.
  • Parking is currently available for a daily fee of $48 (subject to change without notice).
  • Check-In is at 3pm, check-out is at 12pm (noon).  If arriving before 3pm, baggage storage will be available for a small handling fee.


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Area Attractions

The Hilton Boston Back Bay hotel near Fenway Park is located in one of most charming and desirable neighborhoods in the city. There are a number of things to do in Boston MA just steps away from the hotel. Looking to catch a Red Sox game? The Hilton Boston Back Bay is walking distance to the park. Our downtown proximity keeps you close to all the excitement Boston has to offer. Guests can walk to some of Boston’s revered educational institutions including Boston University, Tufts University and Boston College as well as popular attractions like fashionable Newbury Street, offering stylish boutiques and restaurants, and the elegant Copley Place Mall. Immerse yourself in culture at the Museum of Fine Arts, a short walk away, or take the family for a day out to New England Aquarium during your stay at our Copley Square Boston hotel.

For information on things to do in Boston, you can visit the following websites:


At Hilton Boston Back Bay, dining options are designed with you in mind. Start the day with a hearty breakfast or nutritious light bite at the 40 Dalton breakfast buffet; savor innovative dishes prepared with only the freshest ingredients by our Back Bay restaurant’s Executive chef. Sip specialty cocktails in the 40 Dalton lounge. For more information on our offers and menus please visit the 40 Dalton website. Relax with a coffee and fresh sandwich or pastry at the Starbucks Coffee Shop. Learn more

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Getting There


Travel Tips


Self-parking is available in our secure attached garage by entering the motor court entrance on the Belvidere Street side of the building. Parking fees are currently $48 per night (subject to change) with unlimited in/out privileges up to 5pm on the day of departure.


Registration Fees:

Early Bird:  $915.00

Register by:  Feb. 24, 2022

Advanced:  $935.00

Register by:  March 23, 2022

Regular:  $955.00

Register after:  March 23, 2022

Special Pricing for Technicians:

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

  • Breakfast and lunch on friday and saturday

  • Submission of attendance to AAVSB RACEtrack program

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  • Boston spring
    April 8, 2022 - April 9, 2022
    12:05 am - 5:00 pm

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

Please note:

  • For the Boston Hilton Hotel, 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.

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.