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!
REGISTER NOW FOR THESE BRIDGE CLUB CONVERSATIONS and LIVE EVENTS
LIVE EVENT A “Night Cap” with The Bridge Club (A Bridge Club Live Event in Kansas City, MO)
Saturday, August 24, 2019 8:30 – 10:30 pm CT
If you’re coming to Fetch KC – or live in the Kansas City area and want to network with some of the veterinary industry’s most fun folks – join us for a nightcap at The Drum Room Lounge! Just $15 gives you a ticket to the good time and your first drink (for our traditional Bridge Club toast).
If you’ve been to a Bridge Club meet-up, you’ll know you’ll find great people and even better conversation. If not, why wait? We hope to see you in Kansas City on August 24. Register here
Associate Motivation: Better Ways to Pay Your Valuable Assets
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 7 pm CT
Guest host: Dr. Jessica Trimble, Chief Veterinary Officer, Fuzzy Pet Health
Production pay? Hourly? Salary plus bonus? In an era where the “rules” seem to no longer apply, how do you attract, retain, and motivate your veterinary associates? In this conversation, Dr. Jessica Trimble, Chief Veterinary Officer for Fuzzy Pet Health, will share her experience, insight and ideas with The Bridge Club. Register here
Catering to the Cat Owner – How You Get More Cats to the Clinic
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 7 pm CT
Guest host: Dr. Natalie Marks
Join our special guest Dr. Natalie Marks, medical director at the Blum Animal Hospital in Chicago as she provides critical insight into driivng more cats into your practice. Advice will be both practical and will discuss Fear Free, as Dr. Marks sits on the Fear Free Executive Council and is a national educator helping other private practitioners develop these techniques. Come share your own stories of how you have successfully brought more cats into your practice.
We want to thank Royal Canin for supporting this important conversation and bringing Dr. Marks to The Bridge Club. Register here
LIVE EVENT Whiskey Meet up at the Rieger Distillery (A Bridge Club Live Event in Kansas City, MO)
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 8:30 – 10:30 pm CT
If you’ll be in Kansas City for the NAVC E-Commerce Summit, join The Bridge Club and Summit speakers, organizers, and attendees for a taste of authentic Kansas City whisky or gin. The Rieger Distillery will be newly open and they’ve agreed to stay open a little later than usual just for us. Just $15 gives you a ticket to the good time and your first drink (for our traditional Bridge Club toast).
We hope to see you at the Rieger on September 17. Register here
Feline Health Week (September 23 – 27): 5 days of solutions-oriented, feline-focused conversations hosted by some of the profession’s most notable feline health advocates and experts
The Feline Connection: Veterinary “Celebs” and their cats
Monday, September 23, 2019 7 pm CT
Join special guest host Jeannine Taaffe, VP Digital Health, Kinship along with “celebrity” feline lovers like Mark Cushing (Animal Policy Group), Dr. Andrew Maccabe (AAVMC), Dr. Diane Eigner (The Cat Whispurr) and others for a conversation on their very personal investment in feline health.
This Bridge Club virtual event kicks off a full week of feline health conversations developed in combination with CATalyst Council Executive Director Dr.Jane Brunt. Register here
Stats on Cats: the Latest on Feline Veterinary Care PLUS Top 10 Cat-Friendly Cities Tuesday, September 24, 2019 7 pm CT
The data is daunting but a “glass half full” perspective shows there is tremendous opportunity to have a positive impact on feline veterinary visits. Animalytix’ Travis Meredith hosts a Bridge Club centered around actionable feline visit data. Bonus content! We’ll share top cities for cat lovers! Register here
This is How We Do It (Feline Visits that Work) Wednesday, September 25, 2019 7 pm CT
Guest host Dr. Marcus Brown will lead an active “secrets to our success” discussion on how to get cats in the clinic, make them comfortable once there, and bring them back. Dr. Brown is an active supporter in local, state and national feline organizations, President of the American Association of Feline Practitioners, and founder of Arlington, VA NOVA Cat Clinic.He’ll be joined in conversation by other notable feline health experts – stay tuned as our list of participants is unveiled! Register here
CATalyst Connections: Building a Bridge Between Practices and Shelters Thursday, September 26, 2019 7 pm CT
CATalyst Council Executive Director Dr. Jane Brunt and Apryl Steele, DVM, President and CEO of the Dumb Friends League in Denver, Colorado, are teaming up for a special Bridge Club conversation. Come learn about the CATalyst Council program developed specifically to help bring strong shelter-veterinary relationships to communities across the country. Register here
Our Favorite Feline Hacks Friday, September 27, 2019 2 pm CT
Fuzzy mice? Real mice? Pheremones and feline lounges? What’s your favorite feline hack? Bring your secrets, shortcuts, and wild-but-it-works insights! Moderated by The Bridge Club, this conversation is sure to be a fun way to wrap Feline Health Week! Register here
The Bridge Club’s Favorite Things Wednesday, December 4, 2019 7 pm CT
It’s time to celebrate the holiday season with our own version of Favorite Things. We have only 35 seats for this event, so grab one early. Register here
DETAILS FOR THESE CONVERSATIONS WILL BE POSTED SOON
Maximum utilization: Veterinary Technicians Around the World
Diversity in the Profession
Connected Care for Cats