Today’s Veterinary Business Staff
The Veterinary Hospital Managers Association anticipates awarding the 1,000th CVPM credential in 2022 after surpassing 900 this fall.
Practice managers and hospital administrators who sit for the certified veterinary practice manager test must meet several requirements. Among them:
- Three years of practice management experience.
- 18 semester hours of management courses at a college or university.
- 48 hours of management-focused continuing education.
The exam tests knowledge of human resources, law and ethics, marketing, organization, and finance.
“Earning the credential opens up career opportunities, increases compensation potential and builds personal confidence,” said Christine Shupe, the VHMA’s executive director.
“The CVPM program has aided in elevating the role of the veterinary practice manager from a job to a professional career. As the number of CVPMs across the U.S. and Canada has grown, the designation has become recognized as proof of excellence.”
Ninety-one people have earned CVPM certification in 2021, pushing the lifetime number to 906. Representing the latest class of 32 are Kelly Anne Bennardo, Jennifer Bruce, Erin Butler, Melissa R. Cary, Laura Cole, Candace Dietrich, Marianne Donato, Erica Duchesne, Tara Gallardo, Sarah Golden-Waters, Courtney Grove, Kristen Hart, Amy L. Hebert, Evan Hendrickson, Tracy Laing, Sarah Magoon, Lindsey D. McMakin, Paul Miranda, Leigh Ann Myers, Kaye F. Panyk, Clara Pelton, Leslie Rowe, Ruth E. Schmidt, Vanessa Sliker, Ronald Sosa, Carolyn Stolz, Kimberly Sutherland, Dawn Touchstone Lane, Heidi Traylor, Starla Weaver, Kimberly Wehrmann and Magdalena Musial Zullo.
“VHMA expects to reach the 1,000 certificant milestone in 2022, which coincides with the 30th anniversary of the first CVPM credential awarded in 1992,” the organization stated.
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