The proceeds are going to the Veterinary Industry Giving Tree to help veterinary professionals and their families in need
In partnership with Chewy Health and Vetcetera, The Bridge Club hosted over 8,000 veterinary professionals in Denver during the AVMA Convention to network and give back to the veterinary industry. The event raised $10,185 for Veterinary Industry Giving Tree (VIGT), a nonprofit that provides financial assistance to veterinary professionals and their loved ones in their time of need.
“Witnessing the engagement and camaraderie among students, industry leaders, practicing veterinarians and veterinary technicians, and association representatives solidified the fact that veterinary medicine is an extraordinary profession. And with everyone’s generous contributions, the future of this field looks even brighter,” said Jackie Harris, director of sales and marketing for Vetcetera, in an organizational release.1
The networking event raised $5,185 total with Chewy Health matching with an additional $5,000. According to the release,1 these donations will be allocated through an application process to help veterinary professionals in need. VIGT accepts organization and individual contributions throughout the year.
“We are honored and proud to have been a part of this inaugural event,” said Katy Nelson, DVM, associate director of veterinary relations for Chewy Health. “At Chewy Health, we view the veterinary community as an essential partner and it is our privilege to support professionals in need so that they can focus their time and energy on doing what they love, providing hands-on care for pets.”1
Anyone interested in learning more or donating can visit the VIGT website.
Veterinary Industry Giving Tree Raises $10,185 in Denver. News release. The Bridge Club. July 17, 2023. Accessed July 19, 2023.