Program Experience

Highlights and Key Outcomes

In Penn Executive Veterinary Leadership Program, you will:

  • Adopt advanced methods of influence and persuasion
  • Achieve an authentic voice as a global leader
  • Engage in decision making with human and veterinary public-health professionals
  • Develop and lead effective partnerships geared toward environmental stewardship
  • Communicate effectively about policy and legal issues relevant to public health
  • Identify opportunities to advance the frontiers of veterinary medicine

Experience & Impact

The program prepares you to:

  • Gain key frameworks, approaches, and knowledge to improve your ability to inspire and lead social change.
  • Ensure that your decision-making process addresses the right problems and involves the right people.
  • Identify and remove barriers to your ability to influence and persuade others.
  • Learn to recognize and move beyond the limitations of organizational silos.
  • Build a professional network of peers to gain multiple perspectives, explore ideas, and discuss challenges.

Convince Your Supervisor

Here’s a justification letter you can edit and send to your supervisor to help you make the case for attending this Wharton program.

Due to our application review period, applications submitted after 12:00 p.m. ET on Friday for programs beginning the following Monday may not be processed in time to grant admission. Applicants will be contacted by a member of our Client Relations Team to discuss options for future programs and dates.

Who Should Attend

Making an impact as a global health leader is customized for current and aspiring veterinary executives or leaders. Participants come from across the profession, across industries, and around the globe; all share a desire to hone and refine their individual leadership skills and get more involved in veterinary public health issues at the regional, national, or global level. Some examples of positions held by past participants include:

  • 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.

Plan your stay in Philadelphia

Plan Your Stay

This program is held at the Steinberg Conference Center located on the University of Pennsylvania campus in Philadelphia. Meals and accommodations are included in the program fees. Learn more about planning your stay at Wharton’s Philadelphia campus.


Andrew Hoffman

Andrew Hoffman, DVM, DVScSee Faculty Bio

Academic Director

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

Kathy Pearson

Kathy Pearson, PhDSee Faculty Bio

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

Date, Location, & Fees

June 5 – 8, 2023Philadelphia, PA$4,900

Hotel Information

Fees for the on-campus program include accommodations and meals. Prices are subject to change.

Participants must be fully vaccinated, including having received a booster or show proof of a negative PCR test to attend on-campus programs no more than 72 hours prior to check-in. 

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