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Preparing for veterinary management

The Veterinary Practice Management Applied Technical Certificate (ATC) allows veterinary professionals to train for the business side of operating a practice through a 100% online course curriculum that covers personnel management, accounting and finance, marketing, legal requirements, and budgeting and planning.

Application to the program follows EFSC's general admissions process. The program is designed for students who have earned an Associate in Science degree in Veterinary Technology or Veterinary Nursing from an AVMA accredited program at a regionally accredited institution. Students with an associate's degree or higher and a strong science background who wish to be considered for the program, must meet with the Program Manager.

Students completing the ATC may apply for the Board exam for Certified Veterinary Practice Management (CVPM) from the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA) after completion of the following requirements:

      • Active employment as a practice manager for a minimum of three years within the last 7 years
      • Completion of 48 hours of continuing education in management
      • Four letters of recommendation

The Veterinary Practice Management certificate courses are also part of the Applied Health Sciences Bachelor of Applied Sciences (BAS) degree - Veterinary Nursing Specialization.

ATC Program Contacts

Health Sciences Advising

Marianne D'Altilio, Assistant Professor
Program Manager