Thus, to date, women have not featured prominently as business leaders within
the veterinary profession, nor have they been perceived as potential entrepreneurs or
innovators. This point is particularly important, because based on what we know about
women and business ownership/entrepreneurship generally (see, for example, Brush, 1997;
Brush, Carter, Gatewood, Green & Hart, 2001; Henry & Treanor, 2010), it is unlikely that
current levels of veterinary entrepreneurship will be maintained or, indeed, increased in a
female dominated veterinary sector. ...