Veterinary Practice Management Certificate

If you have an associate or bachelor's degree, this certificate can help boost your veterinary practice management skills. This program is applicable toward the formal education requirements for the Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM) program offered by the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA). You take courses in personnel, accounting and finance, marketing, legal requirements and budgeting and planning.

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area Average

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Veterinary Practice Management Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2020 (580)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2020 (580), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

Program Summary

The veterinary hospital management courses identified in this certificate program will meet the educational requirements for the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association examination for Certified Veterinary Practice Managers. The 8 courses will cover the areas of personnel, accounting and finance, marketing, legal requirements and budgeting and planning.

Academic Pathways

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
  • the recommended order in which to take the program courses
  • suggested course when more than one option exists
  • which semester each course is typically offered
  • if the course has a prerequisite
  • courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Program Leadership Information

Dr. Cynthia Grey
Academic Chair
Dr. Natavia Middleton

Florida CIP Code

5501830100 - Veterinary Practice Management (CPP )

Federal CIP Code

01.8301 - Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant.

Continue Your Education at spc

SPC's Veterinary Technology Associate in Science Degree prepares you for the national certification exam and transfers to our Veterinary Technology bachelor's degree.

Once you earn your associate or bachelor's degree, you can continue with SPC's Veterinary Practice Management Certificate.

Veterinary Technology A.S. Degree

Program Admissions

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