About the CVPM

The Certificate in Veterinary Practice Management is awarded to VMG members who can demonstrate their ability to effectively manage a veterinary practice. It is aimed at experienced managers with senior responsibility in their workplace; those who are newer to management or supervisory roles may prefer to take the Veterinary Practice Administration Certificate in the first instance.

The CVPM examination covers six core areas: general management, personnel, communication, finance, marketing, and strategy. To be eligible, members must be actively employed in a veterinary management and/or leadership role (a minimum of two years’ experience is recommended) and undertaking a range of duties (experience from outside the veterinary sector will also count). We suggest that a range of CPD is undertaken while preparing for the exam; particularly if your working role does not cover all areas of the syllabus.

The examination consists of four parts:

Prospective candidates are advised to attend a free CVPM Preparation Workshop, held in spring, in order to find out more, get advice on preparation, try some practice questions and meet members of the Certification and Training Committee as well as fellow candidates. The April 2020 online workshop was recorded and is available to view here.  Information about future workshops is available on the CPD Calendar.

2020 Timeline

  • March 2020

    CVPM Preparation Days

  • 1st August 2020

    Exam entry and written report deadline

  • 9th October 2020

    Presentation topic released

  • 23rd October 2020

    Fictional practice details released

  • 6th November 2020

    CVPM Exam Date

  • Late November 2020

    Results announced

  • January 2021

    Awards at VMG Annual Congress

CVPM Documentation

The deadline for 2020 entries has now passed.  Information about our relaunched qualifications for 2020 is available here.
Click here for the list of current CVPM Certificate Holders


The CVPM was retired in 2020 and replaced by our VMG/ILM Level 5 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Veterinary Leadership & Management.  Find out more here.


Vanessa Austin, Vets4Pets Northampton
Nikki Graham, Rutland Vet Centre
Donna Johnson, The Pet Vet Barnsley
Helen McHugh, Holmefield Vet Clinic
Lucinda Wilson, Equibreed UK


Alison Turvey, The Oak Veterinary Group


Sally Courtney, Northampton Vets4Pets
Emma Hollingworth, Park Vets Cardiff
Sarah Lewis, Rhyd Broughton Vets
Mimi Machin, Bredy Vet Centre
Gemma Taylor, Abbeymoor Vets


Ellie Stock Bishop, Goddard Vet Group
Beverley Iren, Pennard Vets Sevenoaks
Clare Norlander, Bodrwnsiwn Vet Group
Elizabeth Partridge, Bay Vet Group


Leah Morley, Hyde Park Vet Centre
Stacey Munday, Toachim House Vets
Louise Reeve, Yoredale Vets


Matthew Horobin, VetPartners
Louise Marshall, Gatehouse Vet Group


Philippa Davis, Goddard Vet Group
Georgina Hills, IVC Evidensia
Lisa Martin, The Lodge Vet Centre
Shaun Plunkett, Cherrydown Vets


Victoria Musk, Rosemullion Vets


Lucy Bartlett, Scott Dunn Equine
Lisa Marter, Arundel Equine Hospital
Louise O’Hara, Windmill Vets


Julie Beacham, Wendover Heights Vet Centre
Liz Howes, Pet Doctors
Helen Kington, Coach House Vets
Renay Rickard, Kernow Vet Group


Amanda Baggley, Wicstun Vet Group
Lisa Cooper, Goddard Vet Group


Jennifer Crawford-Allen
Heidi Fudge
Alison Hoy
Susan Lunn
David Mulligan
Paula Nugent
Lorraine Weynberg


Helen Biggadike
David Button
Sharon Powell


Debby Drinkwater
Kathryn Nankervis
Kerry Scarlett


Cathy Coates
Lisa Coxon
Susan Hall
Pat Heseltine
Tina Hibell
Hilary Manning
Tracy Mayne
Anne Milburn
Angela Miller


Lynda Statham


Fred Bancroft
Ianthe Cox
Keith Fuller
Sarah Hibbert
Tessa Smith


Glynne Davies
Rita Dingwall
Pauline Graham
Susan Ross


Jan Dunn
Elizabeth Glover
Dawn Kent
Val Lackenby
Marion Leister
Katherine Thornton
Brian Wright


Jacqueline Garrett
Stephen Grills
Jennifer Tubb
Gloria Tyrer


Fiona Baxter
Ray Girotti
Sue Morrisey


Ian Kynoch
Lynn Roach
Georgina Stutchfield


Carole J Clarke
Nancy Fox
Susan M Kydd
Bob Moore
John Sheridan
Lynne Worwood