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Grand Cayman – Cayman Islands 2023

November 7 - 9, 2023


Emergency Critical Care – Dr. Tara Hammond
Emergency Critical Care - Dr. Alex Lynch

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Discover Paradise along the world-famous Seven Mile Beach

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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
12-12:30pm REGISTRATION: Sign in and Pick a seat! Galleon Ballroom
12:30-1:20pm Fluid Resuscitation Revisited
1:30-2:45pm Approach to the Canine Hemoabdomen Patient
2:45-3:15pm BREAK AND SNACK
3:15-4:05pm Antibiotic Decision Making
4:15-5:30pm Diagnostic Tests for the Emergency Case
5:45-6:45pm WELCOME RECEPTION Guests Welcome Beach South/Terrace

November 8, 2023
7-8am BREAKFAST BUFFET for Attendees Governor‘s Ballroom
8-8:50am Toxicities In and Outside the Home Part 1
9-9:50am Toxicities In and Outside the Home Part 2
10-10:50am NSAID Toxicity
10:50-11:10am BREAK AND SNACK
11:10–12noon Managing Seizures in the ER
12:10-1pm Pediatric Emergencies

November 9, 2023
7-8am BREAKFAST BUFFET for Attendees Only Governor‘s Ball-room
8-8:50am Feline Urethral Obstruction: Tips & Tricks for Tough Cases
9-9:50am Feline Asthma: What's New?
10 –10:50pm Feline Hepatic Lipidosis
10:50am -11:10am BREAK AND SNACK
11:10-12noon Approach to Anemia
12:10-1pm What's New in Immune Mediated Hematology Disorders
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Your Destination

The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa

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Call in: 1-345-945-3800
Referring Code/Group Name: VETVACATION
Room Rate: THE HOTEL BLOCK IS SOLD OUT!!! Alternative lodging may be available at nearby hotels. $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
Complimentary self-parking
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

Getting There

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)

Driving directions

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!

Presentation Synopsis

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.

Presentation Synopsis

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