Is Business Management Taught in UK Veterinary Schools?

May 5, 2018

Much like veterinary schools in the United States, veterinary schools in the United Kingdom have full course loads that leave little room for business management courses.

Alan Robinson, BVSc, MRCVS, DMS, director of VetDynamics UK Ltd, says that much like veterinary schools in the United States, veterinary schools in the United Kingdom have full course loads that leave little room for the business management aspects of becoming a veterinarian. One of the major veterinary schools in the UK, Robinson says, has now worked 16 hours of business management courses into its five-year program.

However, integrating business courses into a veterinary education presents its own set of challenges, he says, including how to best fit it into the current course load and how to determine which skills should be taught.