Association Benefits

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Certified Veterinary Practice Managers

VHMA certifies managers who earn the designation Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM). The process includes a comprehensive application, a written examination of multiple-choice questions and a commitment to ongoing education.

Fall Conference and Annual Business Meeting

Held each year in the fall, this conference features nationally prominent speakers who present the latest theories in practice management. Opportunities for networking and discussions continue during roundtable forums. Exhibitors display booths of special interest to veterinary hospital management. Upcoming Events

Management Exchange

Held in the winter, this conference is a smaller seminar presented by VHMA members in attendance. Participants have the opportunity to share their experiences during informal discussions where there is opportunity for brainstorming and in-depth discussions throughout the weekend. Upcoming Events


VHMA offers regular educational Webinars focused on timely management topics. Webinars are typically held monthly and are free for VHMA members.

Sample Document Library

Experienced managers share commonly used forms and models they have developed for use in their own practice for the benefit of others. Forms are provided in a format that can be easily downloaded and edited for use. Visit our Sample Document Library in our MemberConnect Community.

Legal Matters

VHMA Legal Matters is a collection of legal advice posts that relate to common cases or situations that many practice managers encounter daily. Advice presented here is not intended replace the need for your own attorney, but simply to help provide general advice as guidance. Members may search previous posts or submit their own questions.

MemberConnect Community

VHMA's MemberConnect provides an opportunity for VHMA members to solicit answers and advice from fellow managers on topics that they face daily in practice. Our community is very active and provides that quick feedback and direction that is needed. Our MemberConnect community is also accessible through your smart phone via out MemberConnect mobile app.


The Editors of the VHMA Practice Pulse newsletter solicit articles from members on the topics selected by the membership at the annual business meeting. It is published monthly and includes reports from the Board of Directors and Committee Chairpersons to keep the members informed about the business of the Association.

Membership Directory

A current Membership Directory is always available to members on the Web site.

Benchmark Surveys

VHMA regularly conducts a Compensation and Benefit Survey. Benchmark Surveys.

Online Career Center

VHMA offers an online Career Center where veterinary professionals looking for positions can search for employment and practices seeking qualified professionals can place a listing. Our Career Center is open to the public for posting and reviewing. VHMA's Career Center shares its database with the Veterinary Career Network (VCN) for increased exposure.

Veterinary Economics

A subscription to the Veterinary Economics magazine is provided to each VHMA member (the magazine is provided in digital format). Veterinary Economics is the preeminent management magazine in veterinary medicine.


Perhaps the greatest benefit to our members is the willingness of members to help each other. Some of the most experienced practice managers in the world belong to our association, and are willing to freely share their experience. The spirit of sharing and the goal of having fun when we are together make VHMA unique. As we develop friendships between practices and help each other do a better job, we help the veterinary profession as a whole.


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