Leading Veterinary Entrepreneurship

Program Overview

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.

Formerly this program was called Penn Executive Veterinary Leadership Program: Making an Impact as a Global Health Leader.

Program Experience

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

Fluency in English, written and spoken, is required for participation in Wharton Executive Education programs unless otherwise indicated.

Faculty


Andrew Hoffman

Andrew Hoffman, DVM, DVScSee Faculty Bio

Academic Director

Gilbert S. Kahn Dean of Veterinary Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania


Lawton Burns

Lawton Burns, PhDSee Faculty Bio

James Joo-Kim Professor; Professor of Health Care Management; The Wharton School

Research Interests: Health care management, hospital-physician relationships, integrated health care


Mauro Guillen

Mauro Guillén, PhDSee Faculty Bio

Dr. Felix Zandman Professor of International Management; Professor of Management; Director, The Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management & International Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests: Globalization, international political economy, multinational management


Kathy Pearson

Kathy Pearson, PhDSee Faculty Bio

Adjunct Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania; President, Enterprise Learning Solutions


James Thompson

James Thompson, PhDSee Faculty Bio

Adjunct Associate Professor, Management Department, The Wharton School; Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests: Social entrepreneurship, building future markets, investment under conditions of high uncertainty

Dates, Cost, & Location

June 3 - 6, 2019Philadelphia, PA$4,900


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