Jorge Colón '92, D.V.M. '95, joins CVBE as first faculty hire

Dr. Jorge Colon
Jorge Colón '92, D.V.M. '95

The Center for Veterinary Business and Entrepreneurship announced its first faculty hire, welcoming Jorge Colón '92, D.V.M. '95, as the center’s senior lecturer in financial and organizational management.

In this position, Colón will lead a new program that incorporates financial and organizational management competencies into college curricula. He will be designing and delivering interactive learning experiences in existing core courses as well as developing new courses, including a new Certificate of Veterinary Business Management. In addition to collaborating with a variety of stakeholders — including faculty at CVM and across Cornell, in industry, start-up businesses and with alumni — Colón will help students develop an innovative, creative mindset and equip them with professional competencies to prepare them for a lifetime of career success.

Colón is a Cornell alum who earned his bachelor’s in biology in 1992 and his D.V.M. in 1995. After graduation, he completed an internship at a major equine hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, and subsequently opened his own private equine ambulatory practice that specialized in reproduction, neonatology and radiology. He earned his M.B.A. from Colorado State University in 2015, and now returns to Cornell after many successful years in practice to share his knowledge and experience through the new Center for Veterinary Business and Entrepreneurship.