Today we announced that we are partnering with the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine to support a creative program to train Purdue veterinary students to manage their own practices, utilizing the company’s cloud practice management solution. Our solution will be used to operate the school’s bookstore as part of the multi-year training initiative.
“With my private practice business experience and my role in teaching business knowledge and skills in our veterinary curriculum, I saw the parallels of management with our student-run bookstore,” said Dr. Jim Weisman, Purdue Veterinary Medicine Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Student Services. “In doing so, combining the use of hospital management software made the best sense as it provided an excellent means to allow students to learn commonly used software to manage inventory, cash flow, accounts payable, accounts receivable and other business functions. Once graduated, these students will bring these basic business skills and knowledge with them, which provides them added worth to their practice.”
“Few new graduates are prepared to deal with the day-to-day challenges of running a business,” said Sagi Solomon, CEO and Founder of Vetter Software. “Most have to learn these skills by trial and error, and it is not surprising to hear of practices failing because of mistakes that could have been avoided. I was excited to hear of Dr. Weisman’s program and its novel approach to preparing students to deal with these challenges. We’re proud to support Purdue’s efforts to prepare tomorrow’s veterinarians for running more successful businesses as part of their medical training.”
“We selected Vetter Software because it is a great example of a well-thought out software program that is intuitive and that is designed to easily complete all necessary functions in a busy practice setting,” added Dr. Weisman. “Its use as a model for students is excellent as they develop the knowledge necessary to be successful in practice, and we appreciate the partnership with Vetter that enables out students to learn about this kind of management tool”
About Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine has been educating veterinary students for greater than 50 years and veterinary technology students for 40 years. Annually we graduate 84 veterinarians who are practice-ready. At Purdue we believe strongly in developing a well-rounded veterinary professional, thus business knowledge is essential in our graduates’ development.