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December Virtual events
Stop the Itch! December 4th at 7 pm CST – Guest host, Dr. Douglas DeBoer, Professor of Dermatology at the University of Wisconsin, helped us all sooth the big itch challenges with antimicrobial resistance, topical therapy for pyoderma; and topical solutions in general. A special thank you to Virbac for supporting this discussion.
November Virtual Events
The Bridge Club featured our first holiday kickoff conversation! Attendees found out which bourbons Brenda Andresen has on her wish list and which must-have work gifts Catherine Haskins recommends.
OCTOBER VIRTUAL EVENTS
The Bridge Club hosted a full week of technician-centric conversations during Veterinary Technician’s week – here’s what we talked about:
OCTOBER 15, NOON CST – VET TECH WEEK: WORKING MORE THAN ONE JOB? YES, YOU CAN STILL BE SUCCESSFUL.
Is work/life balance achievable? Hear from notable technicians Julie Legred, CVT, and Beckie Mossor, RVT – both successful women who have cracked the code to working long hours and multiple jobs while sustaining family and personal happiness.
OCTOBER 16TH, 7 PM CST – VETTECH WEEK: HOW I WORK!
One job title, a million different ways to define it! Join the conversation with technicians from around the country and from different types of practice to learn about their responsibilities and their approaches to their careers as veterinary technicians.
DJ Cannon, MPH, LVT, LBBP, Companion animal practice
Ashley Gaudet, RVT, VTS, Livestock clinical practice
Janet McConnell, CVT, Specialty practice – veterinary nursing team development
Brianne Morrow, LVT, VTS (Nutrition), Industry – corporate affairs
And a special toast by Abbie Hathaway, CVT, Banfield Veterinary Hospital
The Bridge Club would like to thank Banfield Pet Hospital for their support of this conversation!
OCTOBER 17TH, NOON CST VET TECH WEEK: CAN I MAKE MYSELF AND MY PRACTICE HAPPY?
They say “culture starts at the top”, but does it really? How can you a difference in the workplace, drive a successful career, and not work yourself to death in the process? Denise Mikita, MS, CVT, chose one of her 3 jobs (yes, 3….all at once) primarily because of the culture and is living proof that we can each play a role in cultivating professional AND personal happiness for ourselves and others in our working lives.
OCTOBER 18TH, 7 PM CST – VET TECH WEEK: HOW TO GET YOUR BOSS OR PRACTICE OWNER TO LISTEN TO YOUR IDEAS!
You know your passions and would like to offer solutions to practice “problems”, but aren’t confident your boss will see the benefits. What to do? Come learn from technicians who have used their passion to help make their practice better. Our panelists:
Valerie Garuccio, LVT, VTS (ECC)
Brianne Morrow, LVT, VTS (Nutrition)
Rebecca Rose, AAS, CVT
Jade Velasquez, LVT
Hear how they present and push forward ideas that benefit their practice, their clients and their patients.
OCTOBER 19TH, 10 AM CST – VET TECH WEEK TELEMEDICINE: NEW JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR TECHNICIANS?
Telemedicine presents great opportunities for technicians! Veterinary triage company Guardian Vet and others participated in a discussion about the critical role of veterinary technicians and the opportunities that await you in this burgeoning area of veterinary medicine.
September Virtual Events
September 28th, Noon CST Ageism – How to find a job over 50! We are bringing back one of our regular hosts, Stacy Pursell, The VET Recruiter, for a stimulating conversation on what you can do to get a job, when you are over 50.
August Virtual Events
August 2, Noon CST The framework for staying connected to your unique path, hosted by Kimberly Pope-Robinson
August 6, 6:30 pm CST What Should The Bridge Club Talk About Next: Call for Topics with the Bridge Club
August 15, 7 pm CST Helping Nurses and Vets with Fearful Pets with Dr. Amy Pike
August 30, Noon MST VMAE Member Exclusive Event: Momentum Book Club – Part 1. This is a closed event for VMAE Members. For more information, contact Catherine Haskins @ firstname.lastname@example.org
July 2018 Events
July 10, 6:30 pm CST Bridge Club Book Club – Best Business Books – this event has ended
July 13, 8:00 pm MST Bourbon with The Bridge Club and ASPCA Pet Health Insurance
July 16, 4:00 – 5:30 pm MST The Bridge Club Launches it’s INDUSTRY ICON Series with Kristin Peck
July 31, 10:30 am CST Make the Commitment to Stay Connected, hosted by Kimberly Pope-Robinson
June 2018 Events
June 7, 2:30 pm CST The Economics of Telehealth & After Hours Care, with Host John Dillon
June 14, 12 pm CST You Are Your Own Brand with Host Stacy Pursell
June 19, 10 am CST Nipped in the Bud, Not in the Butt: Using Mediation to Resolve Animal Conflicts with Host Debra Vey Voda-Hamilton – postponed – please check back for the new Fall date and time
June 20, 3 pm CST Who Owns The Pet Medical Records? Hosted by Dr. Kerri Marshall –
May 2018 Events
May 3, 3:30 CST Spectrum of Leadership Part 2, with Host Dr. Michael Murray
May 7, 1 pm CST Telemedicine: Key Learnings from Human Medicine, with Host Dr. Shea Cox
May 22, 6 pm CST Getting Ready for AVMA – Let’s Discuss the Must See Symposiums, The Best Networking Locations and Where to Book Dinners!
May 23, 3 pm CST Telemedicine: The Role of VCPRs, with Host Dr. Lori Teller
May 30, 2 pm CST An Ounce of Prevention: Education to Better Help Pets and Your Practice, with Host Dr. Jason Nicholas