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  • Leaders of the Pack: Women and the Future of Veterinary Medicine

Leaders of the Pack: Women and the Future of Veterinary Medicine

  • 35.00€

Tags: Women in veterinary profession, Leadership roles, Gender-based wage gap, Case stories and interviews


Veterinary medicine has undergone sweeping changes in the last few decades. Women now account for 55 percent of the active veterinarians in the field, and nearly 80 percent of veterinary students are women. However, average salaries have dropped as this shift has occurred, and even with women in the vast majority, only 25 percent of leadership roles are held by women. These trends point to gender-based inequality that veterinary medicine, a profession that tilts so heavily toward women, is struggling to address. Leaders of the Pack: Women and the Future of Veterinary Medicine, by Julie Kumble and Dr. Donald Smith, explores key themes in leadership and highlights women in veterinary medicine whose stories embody those themes. In it, Kumble and Smith cull over three years of interviews to profile a wide variety of women as they share triumphs and challenges, lucky as well as tough breaks, and the sound advice and words that inspired them to take their careers in unanticipated directions. By sharing unique stories that illuminate different paths to leadership and reflecting on best practices through commentary and research, Leaders of the Pack will allow more female leaders to create wider pathways to the top of their profession. 142 p.

Series: New Directions in the Human-Animal Bond

 

Authors expertises affiliations

  • Julie Kumble. Researcher, writer, and Director in Women's Leadership; Founding Director of a leadership program called "The Leadership Institute for Political an Public Impact"; and Founding Director of the Women's Veterinary Leadership Development Initiative". She also developed, in 2014, a course on Women's Leadership in Veterinary Medicine, at Cornell University, and was offered at other veterinary colleges.
  • Donald F. Smith. Large animal surgeon, Veterinary historian, he was the 9th Dean of Cornell's University's College of Veterinary Medicine. His digital collection of first-person interviews, with veterinarians who began their careers during the 1930s and 1940s, is a national veterinary treasure.

     
  • Publication date (print & electronic format): 2017-03.

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