Penn to host veterinary entrepreneurship conference

The business and veterinary schools team up on a four-day executive education program.

Penn to host veterinary entrepreneurship conference

Penn Vet is partnering with the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton business school to present an entrepreneurship program June 3 to 6.

Registration for Leading Veterinary Entrepreneurship, which is designed for industry leaders, consultants and owners of large practices, among others, is available at

“As the world becomes more complex, so too does the role of veterinarians. They are uniquely positioned to ask questions with implications for animal, human and environmental health,” said Andrew Hoffman, DVM, DVSc, dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine. “And an entrepreneurial mindset is really critical, really central, to tackling challenges such as food and water security, sustainable farming, climate change, and the advancement of animal welfare.”

The program will take place at the Aresty Institute of Executive Education at the Wharton School.

Leading it will be James Thompson, Ph.D., co-author of “The Social Entrepreneur’s Playbook” and an adjunct associate professor in Wharton’s management department.

“Participants will understand the importance of opportunity identification, testing, assessment, resource allocation, as well as the leadership competencies required to foster a culture of entrepreneurship,” Penn Vet reported. Protection Status