The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine is launching a new disciplinary business program centered around research, training and outreach.
Veterinary academia has largely ignored the business of veterinary medicine as a subject for teaching and research – until now. The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine is launching the Center for Veterinary Business and Entrepreneurship (CVBE), a new inter-disciplinary program intended to spur research, training and outreach in veterinary business, thereby improving animal healthcare.
The CVBE focuses on four programmatic pillars: education, economics research, entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship. It will offer a variety of educational programs including a new DVM certificate program, as well as post-graduate executive education. The center will also establish a veterinary economics research program.
As part of the launch, Cornell now offers two new courses for veterinary students: Veterinary Practice Management and Agile Innovation, an experiential course that teaches students creative problem-solving skills that can be applied to animal health challenges. More courses are to come.