About the CVPM
The Certificate in Veterinary Practice Management (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.