Business and Entrepreneurship

The college continues its leadership role in veterinary business and entrepreneurship. This year, in partnership with Cornell’s SC Johnson College of Business, we launched the new Center for Veterinary Business and Entrepreneurship, which builds business, innovation and financial skills for students, faculty and alumni. We continue to address student debt through educational initiatives and scholarship campaigns to reduce the debt-to-starting salary ratio.

Achievements

  • Launch of the new Center for Veterinary Business and Entrepreneurship
  • 2 new business courses launched
  • 2 active faculty searches
  • Sponsorship of summer business internship
  • 6 corporate sponsors

Veterinary graduates in the Class of 2019 saw over 90% employment upon graduation, and typically reach a full 100% within two months.

73%


of third-year veterinary students expressed a desire for business and management training

71%


of alumni agreed there should be more business and management education in the curriculum

Center for Veterinary Business and Entrepreneurship logo

With the launch of the Center for Veterinary Business and Entrepreneurship, the college focuses on four key subject areas to prepare students for practice ownership:

  • Education
  • Economic Research
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Intrepreneurship

The Center currently has:
2 active faculty searches
2 new business courses
6 corporate partners: Encore Vet Group, Banfield Pet Hospital, Boehringer Ingelheim, Idexx, Zoetis and Vitus Vet


Animal Health Hackathon

90
Students

63
Mentors

12
Sponsors

12 Sponsors

Universities

$8K

in cash prizes awarded

CVM Graduates Debt to Salary Ratio

Mean self-reported educational debt ratio to private practice salary. Includes those with no debt; excludes advanced education and training. Data from AVMA survey taken one month before graduation.

CVM Graduate Debt to Salary Ratio presented as a data table

Debt to salary ratio:Mean self-reported educational debt ratio to private practice salary. Includes those with no debt; excludes advanced education and training. Data from AVMA survey taken one month before graduation.

CVM Graduate Debt to Salary presented as data table.

Year Ratio
2009 1.76
2010 1.6
2011 1.84
2012 2.01
2013 1.9
2014 1.96
2015 1.77
2016 1.82
2017 1.59
2018 1.79
2019 1.36

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