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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.

Our panelists

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 @ catherine@thebridgeclub.com

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