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Cornell launches new program to accelerate veterinary medicine to market

By Jesse Schwartz
Published: April 10th, 2019

Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has launched a program to accelerate research and engage with businesses to create new solutions in animal health care.

The Center for Veterinary Business & Entrepreneurship (CVBE) will unite the expertise of CVM and faculty and staff from the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. According to the university, veterinary academia has largely ignored the business side of the field, yet in reality business is the driving vehicle for delivering veterinary medical services and life-saving products.

“This is the way veterinary medicine is going,” says Cornell professor Robert Karpman. “I really congratulate the veterinary college. This is the first center of business and entrepreneurship established at any veterinary school in the U.S., and they’re taking the lead in this area.”

CVBE will offer a variety of educational programs including a new doctorate of veterinary medicine certificate program and a veterinary economics research program. The center will also focus on entrepreneurship and will create a robust pipeline for researchers to take their innovations from the lab to the marketplace.

“The center is the culmination of extensive needs-based assessments and planning, and will answer the urgent need in the veterinary profession to provide essential training for students, faculty and alumni to launch, manage and succeed in a business or organization of any kind,” says Lorin Warnick, the Austin O. Hooey dean of veterinary medicine at Cornell.

“We are very pleased to support this new venture with the veterinary colllege,” says Kevin F. Hallock, dean of the SC Johnson College. “It’s an excellent opportunity to create an interdisciplinary collaboration between our institutions and to help veterinarians strengthen their businesses and explore entrepreneurism more fully.”

Source: Feedstuffs

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