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 an All Access member, you may subscribe to our e-mail list at no cost and it’s absolutely free to register and attend any virtual conversation!


Starting March 20!

Join Brenda and Catherine EVERY FRIDAY during the pandemic. No need to register – just grab a beverage, turn on your camera, and get ready for a fun and relaxing conversation with your Bridge Club friends. Just click this link:

March 2020

Join The Bridge Club for a month filled with conversations selected to inform, encourage, and empower your thinking.  

COVID-19: What the Veterinary Profession Needs to Know…NOW Wednesday, March 25, 7 pm CT

AVMA Chief Veterinary Officer Dr. Gail Golab joins The Bridge Club in this special edition conversation. She’ll share what the AVMA is doing to monitor and help practices address the situation, make recommendations for what practices need to know with regard to supply issues, emergency service designations, and more.

Information is evolving daily -join us to gather as a profession to unite, understand, and successfully navigate this challenging time

Register here

The Bridge Club would like to thank the AVMA for their partnership in bringing this conversation to the profession. 

How to Spark Critical Conversations, Tuesday, March 31, 7 pm CT

Starting conversations on tough topics with your practice team and your colleagues is never easy – especially when you recognize someone is struggling emotionally or physically. In this candid and incredibly timely conversation, special hosts Lisa Stewart-Brown and Dr. Kris Piland-Rice will teach us how – and why – to SPARK critical conversations that will encourage well-being, address depression and more. You’ll also learn about Banfield’s recently introduced ASK (assess, support, know) training, designed to help veterinary professionals recognize and address emotional distress in themselves and others.

Definitely an event you won’t want to miss!  Register here

The Bridge Club would like to thank Banfield Pet Hospital for their support of this special conversation.

April 2020

C Carpenter Emerging Med Crisis

Emerging Medical Crisis: Ecosystem Disruption, NEW DATE TO COME

As we are learning with the coronavirus, disease spreads quickly when people travel. In veterinary medicine, the movement of animals  – whether via pet parent travel, shelter movement, or rescue relocation –  is causing its own emerging veterinary crisis within local disease eco-systems. It is critical that veterinary practices stay ahead of potential threats and emerging diseases.

In this discussion, we will dive into the many and growing challenges that result from animal relocation. Specifically, the spread of zoonotic and deadly parasitic diseases that are increasingly putting more animals and in some cases humans, at risk.

This solutions-oriented conversation will include discussion of how you and your practice and handling the growing threat, and will provide new and free tools you can use to inform your pet owners to help them further protect their pets.

Our host for this conversation is Dr. Christopher Carpenter, Chief Executive Officer of the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC). Register here.

Our thanks to CAPC for its support of this conversation!


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

Maximum utilization: Veterinary Technicians Around the World

Connected Care for Cats