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Since 2020, The Bridge Club has celebrated the tireless efforts of those who toil diligently behind the scenes to make this profession better. In 2024, The Bridge Club honors veterinary professionals in North America at WVC with the help of Blue Buffalo and Viticus Group

Bright Minds Criteria

Bright Mind


The nominee must meet the following criteria:

  • The nominee must be employed or work within the veterinary profession.

  • Practicing veterinary professional and/or industry professional graduating from an accredited organization

  • Has not previously been honoured as a Bridge Club Bright Mind 

Bright Mind


  • All nominations are made by professionals within veterinary medicine.

  • Once submitted, former Bright Minds winners will narrow the selections to three per category. 

  • The final three candidates will then be voted on by members of Veterinary Medicine. ​

Bright Mind


  • Recognition on stage at WVC

  • $500 Award or country equivalent

  • Bright Minds Award

Award Categories


Practice Game Changer

An individual or team focussed on making the practice better by addressing the challenges faced daily by developing new workflows, strategies and approaches to ultimately advance veterinary medicine.


Wellness Champion

Mental health and overall wellness are critical components to the veterinary practice. This person or team puts people first in speciality or general practice with wellness initiatives and care programs for the medical teams.


Industry Influencer

An individual who uses their medium of choice: social media, articles, public speaking, or media appearances to shine light on the profession, medical advancements within vet med.


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