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Interested in the business side of veterinary practice?  Don’t miss this great summer opportunity! The UC Davis Graduate School of Management and School of Veterinary Medicine offer a unique learning opportunity: The Foundations of Veterinary Business Program.

This program—designed for practice owners, prospective owners, practice leaders, students and hospital administrators—runs from May 15 to August 14, with both self-paced online learning modules and live Zoom course elements. It offers a time- and cost-efficient way to develop a foundation of business knowledge and skills while also pursuing summer clinical training or other opportunities. 

The Foundations of Veterinary Business certificate program launched in 2019 with a sold-out course that featured topics including managerial accounting, finance, marketing, strategy, human resources, operations and much more. This year’s program includes the same popular topics hosted in a mix of live, interactive Zoom sessions and self-paced online learning covering both general “business basics” and key veterinary-specific business information.

Sessions are taught by UC Davis Graduate School of Management faculty and veterinary industry experts who present analyses of real-world veterinary business scenarios. Three live Zoom Saturday sessions reinforce learning from the online coursework and encourage collaboration. Participants will work in teams to analyze veterinary businesses and present at the final meeting.

Registration is $2,500 and limited to 50 participants. The registration deadline is May 1, however the program will fill on a first-come, first-served basis. The program is intended for students and practicing veterinarians/administrators with a strong interest in veterinary business. Fifteen slots are reserved for veterinary students who will receive substantial tuition support from generous donors.

More information here.

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