Online Conference Emergency Critical Care November 2023

November 7 - 9, 2023

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

This is an on-line CE conference, that is RACE approved as live interactive, featuring Dr. TARA HAMMOND and Dr. ALEX LYNCH We offer this CE using the ultimate social distancing platform: ZOOM. You can earn up to 15 hours of CE with your participation in our Vet Vacation conference. Conference classes will be held  following the same schedule we planned as if you were in Grand Cayman with us together (Eastern Time)!

Early Bird: One day $189. All three days $429. 5 CE hours per day before October 17th  then pricing will increase to $499 and $219.

Individual CE certificates will be emailed to each participant at the conclusion of the meeting.

November 7, 2023
12:30-1:20pm Fluid Resuscitation Revisited
1:30-2:45pm Approach to the Canine Hemoabdomen Patient
2:45-3:15pm BREAK
3:15-4:05pm Antibiotic Decision Making
4:15-5:30pm Diagnostic Tests for the Emergency Case

November 8, 2023
7:30-8am ET VIRTUAL Doors open!
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
11:10–12noon Managing Seizures in the ER
12:10-1pm Pediatric Emergencies

November 9, 2023
7:30-8am ET VIRTUAL Doors Open!
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
11:10-12noon Approach to Anemia
12:10-1pm What's New in Immune Mediated Hematology Disorders
1pm VetVacationCE Concludes: BOOK YOUR NEXT VET VACATION!



Online Veterinary Conference:  Earn 15 Hours of Virtual Live Interactive Continuing Education!!  Dr. Tara Hammond and Dr. Alex Lynch are experts in the field of Emergency Critical Care!  See their topics and biographies below.

The virtual video and audio webinar platform allows for the following:

  • The speaker’s slide presentation will be on your device screen.
  • You will hear the speaker audio.
  • You will be able to raise your hand to ask questions and get rapid response answers.
  • We will make this as interactive as possible.
  • We will send you a link to access the conference.
  • A digital CE certificate of completion will be available by scanning the QR code at the conclusion of each day.

Prior to the conference, we will email you the notes and links to the event.

VetVacationCE registration for this Live Interactive Veterinary Conference is $429 for the 3 day conference or $189 per day. Each day is 5 hours of CE until October 17th then rates will increase to $499 and $219.

You can view our other Online Veterinary Conferences here

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Benefits to Online Veterinary Conferences are:

  • Ability to select from a variety of topics led by world renowned specialists
  • Learn from a safe comfortable environment of your choice
  • Access to the best educators in the world
  • Lower fees
  • Replays available upon request – so that you can review any material
  • Increase your skill level
  • Stay up to date on new treatments and standards of care within the profession
  • No need to travel – lower your carbon footprint

Whether you decide to learn with us in person or online you are guaranteed to have an enjoyable learning experience with VetVacationCE.

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November 7-9 (3 days) $429, November 7 only $189, November 8 only $189, November 9 only $189

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