Penn Executive Veterinary Leadership Program: Making an Impact as a Global Health Leader
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Veterinarians are on the front lines of pressing global concerns including health and wellness issues, animal health care, food animal security and productivity, and animal welfare. But while today’s veterinary medical schools promote innovation in research — supporting major advances in biotech, infotech, and pet-tech — the path to entrepreneurial solutions to those growing concerns is not always clear.
Leading Veterinary Entrepreneurship combines the knowledge and expertise of the Wharton School and Penn Vet to empower veterinarians to drive entrepreneurship in their organizations. With the knowledge, skills, and mindset developed in this program, participants will be better equipped to identify opportunities to innovate within veterinary medicine, create viable solutions, and play a greater role in society.
Program Highlights & Benefits
In Leading Veterinary Entrepreneurship, you will:
- Develop an understanding of the principles of entrepreneurship
- Identify opportunities to advance the frontiers of veterinary medicine
- Understand how to turn a good idea into a viable opportunity
- Explore what veterinary medicine can learn from human medicine in the context of entrepreneurship
- Learn to foster and lead entrepreneurship in your organization, whether academic, corporate, nonprofit or governmental
Experience & Impact
This program empowers participants to advance entrepreneurial ventures to solve global challenges. Faculty apply their field-based research and the latest strategic insights to help veterinarians develop the skills of an entrepreneur. Emphasizing the importance of opportunity identification, testing, and assessment; leadership that fosters a culture of entrepreneurship; and when knowing and how to foster strategic partnerships, it offers an unprecedented opportunity to bring together diverse leaders on the front lines of veterinary science and public health.
Session topics include:
- Introduction to Entrepreneurship
- New Global Challenges and Opportunities for Veterinarians
- Panel Discussion: Identifying Opportunities
- Developing the Opportunity: Learning Lab
- Leading a Culture that Drives Entrepreneurship
- Fostering Strategic Partnerships
- Social Entrepreneurship: Challenges of Addressing Social Problems
- Sociopolitics and Project Implementation
Through highly interactive lectures, panel discussions, exercises, and a learning lab, both in the classroom and in smaller work groups, this program will prepare you to stimulate entrepreneurship in veterinary medicine.
Who should attend
Leading Veterinary Entrepreneurship is customized for current and aspiring veterinary medical professionals that are interested in learning how to think like an entrepreneur and move forward with ventures, products, and services to help solve current and future needs relating to veterinary medicine.
- Veterinarians in the pharmaceutical industry
- Academic faculty members
- Government decision-makers (FDA, CDC, USDA, state, county)
- International (OIE, World Bank, UN)
- Retail sector representatives
- Directors of associations
- Members of VMAs (state associations) and AVMA
- Veterinary Management Groups (VMGs)
- Large-practice owners (>10 practitioners)
- Veterinary business consultants/advisors
- Animal Hospital Association staff and members