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!


November 2019

Expand the role of Veterinary Technicians in Practice Tuesday, November 12, 2019 7:00 pm CT, with host Dr. Cindy Barnes

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, with host Dr. Andrew Maccabe

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 Tuesday, December 3, 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! With goodies provided by 1 Life Connected, AVMA, Babelbark, Doc and Phoebe, Guardian Vets, NAVC, Royal Canin, The Vet Recruiter, Veterinary Innovation Summit and MORE, it is sure to be a fun evening. We have just 35 seats for this special event, so grab one early. Register here

January 2020


The Bridge Club Celebrates ICON Eleanor Green, DVM, DACVIM, DABVP  Saturday, January 18, 2020, 5:00 – 7:00 pm ET, Hyatt Regency Orlando, Orlando, FL

Eleanor Green, DVM, DACVIM, DABVP, is the Carl B. King Dean of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University and Senior Advisor and Consultant at Animal Policy Group. Throughout her career Dr. Green has been a driver for innovation and a true advocate for the profession. In this intimate conversation, Dr. Green will share her life lessons and her vision for the future of veterinary medicine.

This Bridge Club ICON celebration is a live event and will be held Saturday January 18, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, at the Hyatt Regency Orlando.

Tickets are $35 each; space is limited and must be purchased in advance. This event is expected to sell out quickly – register early to guarantee access. Thank you to Animal Policy Group and Stephens & Associates for their support in bringing this conversation forward.. Register here


Gentle Leadership, hosted by Kamie McHenry Eckert, Royal Canin USA President and General Manager

Maximum utilization: Veterinary Technicians Around the World

Diversity in the Profession

Connected Care for Cats



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