Management Essentials Series

VHMA/PVU Management Essentials: Strengthening Core Competencies to advance management skills

VHMA/PVU Management Essentials

Strengthening Core Competencies to Advance Management Skills

The Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA) and Patterson Veterinary University (PVU) are pleased to announce a partnership to provide a co-branded series of educational courses to enhance and expand learning opportunities for veterinary practice managers. The series, VHMA/PVU Management Essentials: Strengthening Core Competencies to Advance Management Skills, focuses on:

  • Human resource management,
  • Inventory management,
  • OSHA and safety management,
  • Reputation management, and
  • Finance management.

Once registered, you have 90 days to complete the course.

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The VHMA and PVU believe that coordinating the delivery of relevant, high-quality education will satisfying the expanding and evolving interests and educational needs of veterinary practice managers.

These programs are applicable toward the continuing education requirements of the CVPM program.

Each individual program is $400, or take all five programs for $1,700 (discount of $300).

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The series is designed to provide managers essential information on key management topics that will serve to strengthen foundational knowledge and skills.

Continuing Education Courses

Human Resource Management

Credits: 6 continuing education credits

Cost: $400

The success of a veterinary practice is largely dependent upon the people within it. Human resource management involves a cycle of HR activities. Each phase in the cycle requires a planned approach that can only come by way of education. This course provides insight into each phase of the cycle and also provides tools for seamless organization and implementation. Human resources are not just a thing you do, it’s the thing that runs your business.

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Inventory Management

Credits: 6 continuing education credits

Cost: $400

Inventory plays a significant role in today’s veterinary practice. Without it, most services couldn’t be delivered, nor could products be sold. Therefore, inventory management has become an important skill set impacting the financial performance of the practice. Managing inventory is more than just ordering and receiving goods. This course provides the necessary knowledge and tools to create a complete understanding of the most impactful elements of inventory management.

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OSHA and Safety Management

Credits: 6 continuing education credits

Cost: $400

OSHA is the primary regulatory agency whose focus is to ensure employee safety. Every veterinary practice has a responsibility to create a safe working environment by complying with safety regulations. This course simplifies the creation of a workplace safety program by providing tools and templates for its development.

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Reputation Management

Credits: 6 continuing education credits

Cost: $400

The reputation of a veterinary practice drives client activity. The entire team is contributing to the practice's reputation with every interaction, either intentionally or unintentionally. The manager's role is to create an intentional strategy to build and maintain reputation and the marketing activities that support it. This course provides the education, tools and templates to support reputation management.

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Financial Management

Credits: 6 continuing education credits

Cost: $400

All management activities directly impact financial results, but there is often fear associated with managing financial processes. This course alleviates fear by providing education and tools that enhance financial activities through maximizing revenue, smart expense management, and profit planning. This course also covers the interpretation of financial results through benchmarking, key performance indicators (KPIs) and profit and loss (P & L) statements.

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