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The Bridge Club Awards Veterinary Medicine’s Brightest UK Minds Winners

The Bridge Club Awards Veterinary Medicine’s Brightest UK Minds Winners

The Bridge Club Awards Veterinary Medicine’s Brightest UK Minds

Honouring the Best in Veterinary Medicine at London Vet Show

PALATINE, IL —November 16, 2023– To honour the best and brightest veterinary thinkers and innovators in veterinary medicine, The Bridge Club celebrates the profession’s Brightest UK Minds during the 2023 London Vet Show.

The Bridge Club, a conversation company dedicated to elevating veterinary medicine, partnered with London Vet Show, VetCT and IDEXX to allow the industry to nominate and vote on those who are elevating veterinary care. More than 2,000 veterinary professionals voted on three categories: Industry Influencer, Practice Game Changer and Wellness Champion. Each award winner receives £1000, a Bright Minds award commemorating the event and the opportunity to be recognized on stage at the London Vet Show.

“One of the greatest ways to elevate the veterinary profession is to celebrate those who are doing amazing things,” says Dr. Tina Hunt, Executive Vice President, Strategy, Sector Development and Global Operations for IDEXX. “Congratulations to the inaugural class of UK Bright Minds.  These leaders remind us that our actions can have big impacts and shine a light on the dynamic world of veterinary medicine.”

The 2023 UK winners are:

  • Industry Influencer: Dr. Janika Patel, BVM, BVS, MRCVS (read more)
  • Practice Game Changer: Dr. Ami Sawran (read more)
  • Wellness Champion: Dr. Olivia Oginska (read more)

‘This is the first award to unite colleagues in the United States with those in the United Kingdom,” says Catherine Haskins, founder of The Bridge Club. “Previous US Bright Mind winners helped narrow the field of professionals for the UK profession to vote on.”

Looking ahead, The Bridge Club is excited to announce that nominations for the 2024 US Bright Minds are now open. Members of the veterinary profession can submit nominations, and the voting process will involve 50 percent of the vote from professionals and 50 percent from a committee of selected former Bright Minds winners, including the new UK Bright Mind class. To learn more, visit https://www.thebridgeclub.com/bright-minds-nominations.  


The Bridge Club is a critical conversation company focused on elevating veterinary medicine through recognition programs and initiating meaningful conversations. We strongly believe creating a spotlight on those who are doing incredible things and hosting thoughtful discussions can take veterinary medicine to new heights. The Bridge Club hosts the Bright Minds US, Bright Minds UK, The Icon Award and has hosted over 300 conversations dedicated to veterinary medicine. To see what we will be talking about next, visit www.thebridgeclub.uk.


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