Here’s what’s coming to The Bridge Club!

Bridge Club community topics are chosen to support professional and personal development while inspiring a stronger, more collaborative industry. Although we do hope you will join us as a virtual or All Access member, registration for virtual events is absolutely free!


October 2019

The Veterinary Shortage, Where It’s Heading and an Update from New Data Thursday, October 17, 2019 7:00 pm CT

Not long ago, professional veterinary associations were lamenting an oversupply of veterinarians in the US. Not so now, when signing bonuses and solid salaries are available to even newly graduated practitioners.  In this Bridge Club conversation, hosts Animal Policy Group Founder Mark Cushing and former University of Florida Dean Dr. Jim Lloyd will share newly available data and lead an insights-filled discussion on the projected future of supply and demand. The VetRecruiter Stacy Pursell will also be available to share insight on the impact on staffing.    Register here

November 2019

LIVE at New York Vet: The Dog Shortage Thursday, November 7, 2019 4:30 pm ET

Brenda and Catherine take the stage along with Animal Policy Group Founder Mark Cushing and Dr. David Haworth to discuss data on the very real dog shortage in the US, it’s pet health and practice economics implications, and potential solutions.

This live conversation is happening on-site at New York Vet and is open to all New York Vet registrants. 


Expand the role of Veterinary Technicians in Practice Tuesday, November 12, 2019 7:00 pm CT

One of the easiest solutions to the growing challenge of the veterinary shortage is to leverage the talents of your very own veterinary technicians. We will dive into how this can be done and what roles can be expanded with our special guest host Dr. Cindy Barnes. Dr. Barnes started her career as a technician and has been an advocate for role expansion since she opened her first practice. She will share the benefits to your practice and how you can elevate patient care and increase patient loyalty by empowering your technicians. Register here. 


The State of Veterinary Medical Education.Thursday, November 14, 2019 7:00  pm CT

How are veterinary colleges adjusting their curriculum to meet the changes today’s practices are facing? Are our new grads ready for the real world? Join us for a candid and enlightening discussion with host Dr. Andrew Maccabe, Chief Executive Officer of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC). Dr,. Maccabe will deliver a “state of the union” on how the veterinary colleges are addressing today’s changing medical, business and societal needs. Dr. Maccabe will also answer questions from the community ( please submit in advance to  Register here

December 2019

The Bridge Club’s Favorite Things Wednesday, December 4, 2019 7:00 pm CT

It’s time to celebrate the holiday season with our own version of Favorite Things. Giveaways, beverages, shared holiday shopping favorites! We have just 35 seats for this special event, so grab one early. Register here


Maximum utilization: Veterinary Technicians Around the World

Diversity in the Profession

Connected Care for Cats



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