Obtaining the CVPM certification is a commitment to the pursuit of excellence in veterinary practice management through continual education and association within the profession of veterinary practice management.
The VHMA's Certification Program is based upon the philosophy that any standard of professional quality services is only as good as the application of, and continuous adherence to, the requirements of that standard by those who claim to comply with its provisions.
To the profession, the public, and governmental authorities, the "CVPM" designation offers assurance that professional veterinary management services are provided through attaining and continuously maintaining high standards of excellence.
To maintain certification, the Certified Veterinary Practice Manager must accumulate forty-eight (48) continuing education hours and submit documentation along with the $210 recertification fee every two (2) years. Professional credits for recertification may be accumulated in a wide variety of ways. Certified managers actively involved in the profession have no difficulty maintaining certification.
Be sure you have the latest CVPM guidelines for applicable continuing education. The guidelines were updated in 2013 effective January 1, 2014. You can find the most current guidelines on the DOCUMENTS AND RESOURCES page.
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If you do not have the ability to scan your documents for online submission, you may submit your paper documentation to the VHMA Office along with a $50 administrative fee for the staff to process.