The Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA), an association focused exclusively on the professional development of practice managers, along with dvm360®, the No. 1 multi-media platform in the veterinary industry, announced that nominations for the 2021 Practice Manager of the Year contest are open and will be accepted through April 15, 2021.
Awarded annually since 2014, the Practice Manager of the Year contest recognizes the achievements of outstanding practice managers in four categories: leadership and decision-making, team motivation and management, lifelong learning, and the ability to adapt to change. The program is supported by Nationwide.
"VHMA is committed to helping managers grow and thrive, said VHMA Executive Director Christine Shupe, CAE. "The association, working in partnership with dvm360®, offers a number of award opportunities and will provide wide recognition to a manager whose dedication, competence, and innovation have been instrumental in transforming the practice. I am confident that the 2021 Practice Manager of the Year will inspire colleagues as she/he continues to grow professionally."
“We are so honored to join with the VHMA to acknowledge practice managers during this uncertain time,” said Mike Hennessy Jr., president and CEO of MJH Life Sciences™, the parent company of dvm360®. “Veterinary hospital and practice managers across the nation had to step up their game and respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic with wisdom and grace under pressure.”
The Practice Manager of the Year award
In recognition of this accomplishment, the 2021 Practice Manager of the Year will be presented with a plaque at Fetch dvm360® and will receive:
- A complimentary one-year VHMA membership (or reimbursement for dues if already a member),
- Complimentary registration to the 2021 VHMA Annual Meeting and Conference and a $1,250 travel and lodging stipend,
- A one-year appointment to the dvm360® Editorial Advisory Panel,
- Complimentary registration to one MJH 2021 conference.
How to nominate a colleague
To nominate a great veterinary practice manager, click here. After nomination, we'll contact the nominee to ask them to enter and tell us about a few instances that prove their skills.
How to enter the contest yourself
To nominate yourself for the award (now is not the time to be humble), click here to tell us a bit about your prowess as a practice manager.
For official rules, click here.
The leading media-content provider in the veterinary market, dvm360® has been in operation for more than 50 years. It provides readers with top-of-the-line digital and print content that focuses on every aspect of a veterinary professional’s life. In addition, dvm360® hosts continuing education (CE) conferences that provide a 360-degree educational engagement experience for veterinary professionals. These conferences include several Fetch dvm360® conferences and the Atlantic Coast Veterinary Conference®, CE events that have been a staple in the veterinary community for decades. dvm360® is a brand of MJH Life Sciences™, the largest privately held, independent, full-service medical media company in North America, dedicated to delivering trusted health care news across multiple channels.
The VHMA is a nationally recognized thought-leader and innovator in providing training, education, and resources to more than 4,000 members and a trusted resource the veterinary sector relies on for industry insights, research, and advocacy to ensure performance at the highest levels. VHMA's core purpose is to advance and support veterinary practice management professionals by developing professional competence, supporting and encouraging standards through the industry's highest-level certification program, the Certified Veterinary Practice Manager, and providing individuals with a network for professional connection and support. For more information, go to www.vhma.org.