Costa Rica Multi Sport IVS
Veterinary Continuing Education
Costa Rica – Corcovado National Park – Cano Island Biological Reserve – Manuel Antonio National Park
We begin our IVS adventure in San Jose. Then we fly to world-famous Corcovado National Park and the Cano Island Biological Reserve.
Corcovado is a paradise of tropical wilderness and beaches, catalogued by the National Geographic Society as “one of the most biologically intense places on Earth!” It has truly spectacular wildlife, including many species of monkeys, crocodiles, exotic parrots, toucans, and an incredible diversity of species. Resident naturalists lead several hiking and boat excursions with snorkeling options, all included in the trip price. Our accommodations in Corcovado will be the spectacular La Paloma Lodge, regarded as one of the best eco-lodges in Costa Rica.
We travel by boat, through beautiful mangroves to the remote village of Sierpe. From Sierpe we travel up the west coast to the beautiful Savegre River Valley, where we stay at the Rafiki Jungle Lodge, which is patterned after deluxe Africa Wildlife Lodges. During our stay at Rafiki, you can do hiking with a naturalist, horseback riding, bird and wildlife watching, and enjoy a whitewater raft trip on the Savegre River. Perfect for first time or seasoned rafters!
Then we travel to the beautiful coastal town of Manuel Antonio, where we stay at the exclusive Parador Hotel. You’ll have time to explore the lovely beaches or do a host of multi-sport day adventures there.
International Veterinary Seminars Course Information
Dr. Amy Butler will present 18 CE hours on “Practical emergency medicine”. Seminar registration fee: $795.00
Topics to be discussed will include:
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.
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
Realistic monitoring of the emergency patient
Post-operative monitoring of the Critically Ill Patient
Common Arrhythmias in the ER
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)
Pneumonia, pulmonary edema, asthma, bronchitis, and pulmonary thromboembolism
Hemothorax, pneumothorax, and pyothorax
Plus many more case examples…