Grand Cayman – Cayman Islands 2023
November 7 - 9, 2023
Emergency Critical Care – Dr. Tara Hammond
Emergency Critical Care - Dr. Alex Lynch
Discover Paradise along the world-famous Seven Mile Beach
Escape to your dream Caribbean getaway at The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa. Beautifully situated on prime oceanfront, our island resort offers all you need for a memorable stay. Spend your days playing on the beach, where you can try your hand at water sports, or float in the sparking waters of our pool, where you can enjoy a refreshing cocktail from our swim-up bar. Treat yourself to a pampering visit to our spa or work out in our 24-hour WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio while the kids have fun at our Westin Family Kids Club. Sample the variety of flavors at our restaurants, from a romantic dinner on the beach to casual patio dining at Ferdinand’s. Welcoming guest rooms await you, with relaxing island-inspired designs, incredible views and thoughtful amenities. If business brings you to our Grand Cayman hotel, our elegant function venues and superb services will help to turn work into fun. We look forward to welcoming you to The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa.
November 7, 2023
November 8, 2023
November 9, 2023
The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa
Referring Code/Group Name: VETVACATION
Room Rate: $389 for double occupancy hotel room plus 13% tax plus 11% service charge and Reduced $30 resort fee per night reduced from $65 regular rate $25 each additional person. Max 4 people per room. Service charge includes bellman/doorman and housekeeping gratuities. 100% smoke-free resort. Smoking on Hotel premises is prohibited and smoking in guest rooms or balconies will incur a $250 cleaning charge.
Hi Speed Internet in guest rooms and public space (3MB for up to 3 devices per room)
Mini refrigerators in-room
24-Hour Westin Workout Fitness Center
Pool and Beach Ambassador Service
Use of Hibiscus Spa Facilities (sauna, hot tub and steam room) based on availability
Live Music Daily
Weekly Activities scheduled seasonally
Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM)
Hotel direction: 4.3 miles SE
This hotel does not provide shuttle service.
Alternate transportation: Private Car Service;on request
Estimated taxi fare: 30 USD (one way)
Bus service, fee: 10 USD (one way)
Take Roberts Dr and Dorcy Dr to Esterly Tibbetts Hwy 4 min (1.9 km) Follow Esterly Tibbetts Hwy to W Bay Rd in West Bay 7 min (5.0 km). Arrive at The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach
Emergency Critical Care
Dr. Tara N. Hammond, DVM, DACVECC
A specialist in emergency and critical care, Dr. Tara Hammond joined the Tufts VETS staff in 2008. Dr. Hammond earned her Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1999. She attended Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University and was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2003.
Dr. Hammond completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Angell Animal Medical Center in 2004 and spent time in private/emergency practice. She went on to complete a three-year emergency and critical care residency at Angell Animal Medical Center. Dr. Hammond became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2008.
Dr. Hammond's professional interests include limited fluid volume resuscitation, trauma, anesthesia/analgesia, toxicities, transfusion medicine, pediatrics, and coagulopathies. She is internship director and runs the blood bank. She is a member of many professional organizations and her work has been published in The Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care and The Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
In her free time, Dr. Hammond enjoys spending time with her husband, two children and pets. She is a seasoned world traveler, certified SCUBA diver, and die-hard Red Sox fan!
1. Fluid Resuscitation Revisited *
2. Approach to the Canine Hemoabdomen Patient
3. Managing Seizures in the ER
4. Pediatric Emergencies
5. Feline Urethral Obstruction: Tips and Tricks for Tough Cases
6. Feline Asthma: What's New?
7. Feline Hepatic Lipidosis
Emergency Critical Care
Alex Lynch, DVM, ACVECC
Dr. Alex Lynch graduated from the University of Bristol veterinary school, England in 2009 with honors. After a period in general and specialty practice in the UK, he moved to Tufts University in North Grafton, MA, to undertake further clinical training in emergency and critical care. He became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2015. Following his residency, he joined the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida as a Clinical Faculty member in ECC. He joined NCSU in July 2017. In addition to his clinical duties, he undertakes research with a particular interest in coagulation and transfusion medicine.
1. Top Tips for Trauma
2. Antibiotic Decision Making (1-1.5 hours)
3. Fluid Therapy for the Difficult Case
4. Acute Hemoabdomen
5. Toxicities In and Outside the Home (1.5-2 hours)
6. What's New in Immune Mediated Hematology Disorders
7. NSAID Toxicity
8. Approaching the Animal that Won't Eat
9. Approach to Anemia
10. Diagnostic Tests for the Emergency Case
11. Hepatic Encephalopathy - Diagnosis and Treatment