Whistler, British Columbia Canada - Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa

March 19 - 21, 2019

Dr. Chris Pachel ACVB Behavior

Christopher Pachel, DVM, DACVB received his veterinary degree from the University of MN in 2002 and worked as a general practitioner for two years in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area prior to the start of his residency program.  He operated a house-call behavior practice in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area until 2010 and became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, also in 2010. 

He is currently the owner of the Animal Behavior Clinic in Portland, OR, lectures regularly throughout the US and Canada, and has taught courses in veterinary behavior at the University of MN and at the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.  He has published research on feline water consumption preferences, wrote a book chapter on Intercat Aggression for the May 2014 issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice, and is co-author of a book chapter on Pet Selection for Animal Assisted Therapy. 


1. Incorporating behavior into patient care
2. Windows of opportunity - canine socialization
3. Impact of family dynamics on behavior cases - improving client compliance for recommendations
4. Intercat aggression
5. Risk assessment of aggression cases
6. Feline inappropriate elimination
7. Psychopharmacology
8. Separation anxiety


Dr. Robert Novo ACVS Surgery

Dr. Novo received his DVM from the University of Florida, completed a Small Animal Medicine and Surgery internship at the University of Minnesota, followed by a Small Animal Surgery internship at the Affiliated Veterinary Specialists in Orlando, Florida.  He returned to the UofM for a residency in Small Animal Surgery, and received Diplomate status at the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2001.  Dr. Novo remained at the UofM as an Associate Clinical Professor and became the Head of the Small Animal Surgery Department.  In 2010 he left Minnesota and moved to the west coast.  He joined Columbia River Veterinary Specialists in Vancouver, Washington, a busy emergency and specialty hospital.  Dr. Novo has authored publications in veterinary journals and chapters in the Current Veterinary Therapy XIV and XV.  He continues to serve as a reviewer for the Veterinary Surgery journal.


1.Medical and Surgical Management of Urinary Incontinence
2. Laryngeal Paralysis: Is this the first sign of a greater neuromuscular disease?
3. Ovariectomy vs. Ovariohysterectomy: Should the uterus stay or should it go?
4. An Algorithm for Management of Traumatic Wounds
5. If I tell you … I’ll have to kill you: Tricks, tips, and ideas for common reproductive procedures.
6. TPLO, TTA, Extracapsular Suture and Tightrope … Oh My!
7. Incorporating Behavior into Patient Care: Joint Perspectives From a Surgeon and a Behaviorist, Part I&II


Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa

Call in: (604) 233-3990 or (800) 515-4050
Referring Code/Group Name: Vet Vacation CE Inc
Room Rate: $305 CAD

Whistler Hiton is Ski In Ski Out!

Accommodations are limited at this special rate. Please book and register early! Book before February 23rd!

Arrangements have been made so you can extend your vacation 3 days before or after your destination seminar at the same rate as long as rooms are available at the property. This hotel will book out, so you need to reserve early!

Also available, 5% off the Hilton Airport Vancouver call (604) 223-3990


Getting There


Vancouver International Airport


Arthur Laing Bridge, R to Granville St, over bridge, to Seymour St, left onto Georgia St. W Vancouver Exit to Marine Dr, right on Taylor Way, left at Hwy 99 N, R on Vlg Gate Blvd, R on Whistler Way. Hotel on Left.

Distance from Hotel: 120 km.

Drive Time: 2.5 hr.

Type Typical Minimum Charge
Bus Service 72.00 CAD
Limousine 400.00 CAD
Rental Car 200.00 CAD
Taxi 265.00 CAD


Seattle-Tacoma International Airport


I-5 N, Granville St exit to Granville St bardge, to Seymour St exit to Georgia St lft, cross brdge to W Vancouver Exit onto Marine Dr, rt onto Taylor Way to Hwy 99 N Exit lft to Whistler, R on Vlg Gate Blvd, R on Whistler Way. Hotel on left.

Distance from Hotel: 175 mi.

Drive Time: 5 hr.


Lecture Schedule

March 19
Registration and Breakfast 6:30 am-7 am
Lecture 7 am to 9:30 am and 4:30 pm to 7 pm

March 20
Breakfast 6:30 am to 7 am
Lecture 7 am to 9:30 am and 4:30 pm to 7 pm

March 21
Breakfast 6:30 am to 7 am
Lecture 7 am to 12 noon


Super Saver Rate $795 with 90 days advanced registration
VetVacationCE Rate $865 with 30 days advanced registration
JetSetter Rate $925 less than 30 days advanced registration


10% of your registration fee is non-refundable.  Cancellation 30 days prior to the start of the destination seminar will result in your ability to choose a 90% refund or the transfer of the registration fee to another destination seminar. If you can cancel within 30 days, you may transfer the registration fee to another destination seminar. Refunds or registration transfers are not available once a seminar begins.

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