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Florida Keys – Hawks Cay February 2024

February 12 - 14, 2024


Surgery - Dr. Jennifer Huck
Anesthesia/Pain Management - Dr. Lydia Love

Hawks Cay Resort: America’s Luxury Caribbean Destination

No passports…No hassles…No worries….

Hawks Cay is located in the middle of the Florida Keys (mile marker 61 ocean side) on the quiet island of Duck Key. The resort is just over an hour’s drive from Key West attractions and nightlife, and only minutes from the village of Marathon where you’ll find the Seven-Mile Bridge, Pigeon Key, the Marathon Turtle Hospital, shopping opportunities and more. Featuring miles of stunning ocean views to admire along the way, traveling to our Florida Keys resort is an easy road trip that is a memorable experience in itself.


February 12, 2024
12-12:30pm REGISTRATION: Sign in and Pick a seat! Dolphin AB
12:30-1:20pm The Normal Pain Pathway
1:30-2:45pm Managing Acute Pain
2:45-3:15pm BREAK AND SNACK
3:15-4:05pm Surgery for Lower Urinary Tract Obstructions Part 1
4:15-5:30pm Surgery for Lower Urinary Tract Obstructions Part 2
5:45-6:45pm WELCOME RECEPTION Landings

February 13, 2024
7-8am Breakfast Buffet (Attendees only) Dolphin Deck
8-8:50am Facial Reconstruction Techniques
9-9:50am Treatment of Rectal Prolapse
10-10:50am Demystifying Gastrointestinal Surgery
10:50-11:10am BREAK AND SNACK
11–12noon Pain Scoring
12:10-1pm Regional Anesthetic Techniques

February 14, 2024
7-8am Breakfast Buffet (Attendees Only) Dolphin Deck
8-8:50am New Analgesics
9-9:50am New Anesthetics
10-10:50pm Patient Safety Culture
10:50am -11:10am BREAK AND SNACK
11:10-12noon Why Is This Bump Different from That Bump
12:10-1pm Treating Stenotic Nares in Dogs and Cats
1pm Vet Vacation CE Concludes: Book your Next VetVacationCE!

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Super Saver Rate: $895 with 90 days advanced registration
VetVacationCE Rate: $945 from 89 days to 45 days advanced registration
JetSetter Rate: $995 less than 45 days advanced registration

Technician Discount

If you are a technician, use Coupon Code TECH75 for $75 off the regular registration rate.

RACE approved CE

15 Hours of RACE approved for CE for Veterinarians and Technicians.

Your Destination

Hawks Cay Resort Duck Key

Ariel View Hawks Cay
Call in: 1-800-432-2242
Referring Code/Group Name: VETVACATION2024
Room Rate: $289 for King or 2 Queens hotel room or $459 for a 2 bedroom villa (sleeps 6) plus 12.5% taxes and Reduced $45 resort fee per night from $55 regular rate. 1 night deposit is required to hold each reservation. The deposit is refundable if notice of cancellation is made at least 7 days prior to arrival. No refunds for late arrivals, early departures or downgrades.

Resort fee includes:
Free Self- Parking
Daily Newspaper
Local and Toll Free Calls
Complimentary access to Hawks Cay Health Club and Coral Cay
Wireless Internet Access
In Room Coffee Hotel only
Tram Transportation throughout the Resort
Unlimited use of Putting Course, Sports Field, Hard and Clay Court Tennis Facilities
Unlimited use of Kayaks and Paddleboards in the Hawks Cay Saltwater Lagoon

Getting There

Getting to Hawks Cay Resort
Driving to the Florida Keys
Drive the Overseas Highway, awarded one of America's most scenic roads, as you venture through the Everglades, traverse historic fishing bridges, and admire the tranquil blue and green water of the Atlantic Ocean and Florida Bay. Hawks Cay is centrally located only 90 miles by car from Miami and 130 miles from Fort Lauderdale.

Car Rental
All major South Florida Airports offer a variety of rental car agencies. Cars can also be rented from Marathon Airport, located a few miles from the resort.

Avis Rent-A-Car
Budget Rent-A-Car
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Hertz Rent-A-Car
Florida Keys Express Shuttle
Daily door-to-door exclusive car, SVU and limo service to and from the Florida Keys and Miami and Ft. Lauderdale airports.
Phone: 305-743-7454
Address: Florida Keys Express Shuttle LLC. PO BOX 500051 Marathon Fl 33050

Car Service
Ahoy Taxi /Airport Transportation — private transportation to and from Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Key West.
Phone: 305-407-0603

Flying to the Florida Keys
Daily flights are offered into nearby Miami, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood and Key West International airports. Paired with one of the many ground transportation options above, your trip to the Keys will be smooth from the start. Hawks Cay is proud to partner with the Marathon Jet Center (MTH), located just 9 miles from the resort, offering charter flights and private jet service.

Florida Airports
Fly into one of South Florida's three major international airports.

Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
130 miles from Hawks Cay Resort
Key West International Airport (EYW)
60 miles from Hawks Cay Resort
Miami International Airport (MIA)
90 miles from Hawks Cay Resort
Boating to the Florida Keys
Hawks Cay can easily be reached via the Atlantic Ocean or Gulf of Mexico. Our Florida Keys Resort has a full-service marina that features dockage for vessels up to 110 feet, and all the boating and fishing supplies you'll need during your stay in the beautiful Florida Keys. Learn more about Hawks Cay Marina and traveling to the Keys by boat.


Jennifer Huck, DVM DACVS

Dr. Jennifer Huck is a 2006 graduate of the The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed a Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship at Michigan State University and then went on to do a post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania PennHIP Research Center. In 2008, Dr. Huck started a residency in small animal surgery at Louisiana State University and completed the residency at Iowa State University in 2011.
Dr. Huck became an ACVS diplomate in 2012. After three years of clinical private practice at a specialty practice in New York City, she joined the faculty at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Small Animal Surgery. At Ross, she was able to further enhance a passion for teaching, surgery, and research working closely with colleagues to help develop a rigorous clinical and surgical skills training program. In 2017, she returned to the University of Pennsylvania where she now serves as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Small Animal Surgery.
Her clinical and research interests focus on surgical oncology, microvascular surgery, surgical diseases of the upper airway, as well as the use and efficacy of models in surgical training.

Presentation Synopsis

1. Surgery for Lower Urinary Tract Obstructions: Review of Surgical Indications and Variations on Technique to Help Improve Outcomes (includes scrotal and perineal urethrostomy, cystostomy tube placement, and use of pigtail catheters) - 2 hours
2. Facial Reconstruction Techniques
3. Treatment of Rectal Prolapse
4. Demystifying Gastrointestinal Surgery
5. Why Is This Bump Different From That Bump
6. Treatment of Stenotic Nares in Dogs and Cats

Pain Management

Lydia Love DVM, DACVAA

Dr. Lydia Love has worked in the veterinary industry since high school. After graduating from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002, she held positions in small animal general practice, nonprofit high volume spay neuter initiatives, private referral practice, and university practice. She has been a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia since 2010 and currently works at NC State College of Veterinary Medicine as a clinically focused anesthesiologist. Dr. Love is passionate about providing, promoting, and teaching excellent perianesthetic care for veterinary patients. She keeps an irregular blog about veterinary anesthesia for the North American Veterinary Anesthesia Society at

Presentation Synopsis

1. The Normal Pain Pathway
2. Central and Peripheral Sensitization
3. Managing Acute Pain
4. Regional Anesthetic Techniques (75 minutes)
5. Novel Analgesics/Anesthetics
6. Pain Scoring
7. Patient Safety Culture