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!


JULY 2019

Monday, July 15, 7 pm CT  What is happening at the AVMA National Conference

As you prepare to head to Washington DC for the AVMA conference, we are fortunate to have Michael Wilson, Director, Convention and Meeting Planning Division at American Veterinary Medical Association join us again to share all the things you don’t want to miss at the AVMA’s conference this year. Register here

Wednesday July 17, 7 pm CT Diversity Stories: Protecting the Physical and Emotional Health of your Team

“Diversity” is a big term with broad definitions that can vary wildly. Is it cultural? Racial? Social? Gender or sexual?  Yes, yes, yes, and yes. No matter how you define or respond to diversity, differences among us can unfortunately trigger less than desireable human behavior. It happens in veterinary practice more often most of us realize.

In this Bridge Club conversation we’ll talk about hostitlity, what that can look like, and how to prepare and protect our teams.  We’ve enlisted Dj Cannon, MPH, LVT, LBBP –  a successful veterinary professional and Certified Black Belt – Lean Six Sigma (MSI) whose very positive mindset and solutions-centric approach bring calm and order in the face of even the most negative of situations – to help us moderate. Bring your own stories and insights as we start and important and insightful conversation that is sure to spark new perspectives and actionable ideas. Register here 



LIVE EVENT Saturday August 3,  5 – 7 pm Old Fashioned Meet Up with The Bridge Club

It only seems right that we would feature a special drink for our meet up in Washington DC. Join us for an old fashioned at the legendary Morris American Bar, just a short stroll from the convention center.

Your ticket buys you one drink and the ability to engage with some of the profession’s best.

Register here.

LIVE EVENT Monday August 5, 5 – 7 pm The Bridge Club ICON Event: Honoring John Payne

The Bridge Club’s ICON events have quickly become a “must attend” gathering for industry leaders and influencers. We hope you’ll join us as we celebrate the career of an Industry ICON who has truly challenged the unspoken boundaries of this profession. John Payne, President and CEO and Chairman of Compassion First Pet Hospitals, will be honored by The Bridge Club in Washington, DC on Monday, August 5 at the Capital Hill Club (a short Uber from the Convention Center). The event begins at 5, our announcements and interview with John will conclude by 6, and attendees may mingle until 7.

This event is generously being underwritten by American Humane and Animal Policy Group has also stepped forward to support the celebration. What makes this event extra special is that The Bridge Club will donate 100% of registration proceeds to American Humane. Caveat: You know The Bridge Club loves our jeans and tee shirts, however, the dress code for this event at the Capital Hill Club is business attire.Tickets are just $35. Register here.




See what terrific conversations you’ve missed!