VMG Qualifications

We have been the leading provider of veterinary leadership and management qualifications for nearly 30 years.  We awarded the industry-standard Certificate in Veterinary Practice Management up until 2020; and now offer the internationally-recognised Award, Certificate and Diploma in Veterinary Practice Management, as well as the Veterinary Practice Administration Certificate for those newer to a practice administrative or team leading role.


The VMG/ILM Level 5 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Veterinary Leadership & Management are our flagship qualifications.  The modular structure means that whatever your role, or the role you are aspiring to, you will be able to build a course that suits your needs.  You will explore an inspiring and engaging range of topics; exploring new theories and applying them to your work, guided by an expert tutor.  Find out more:


The Certificate in Veterinary Practice Management was the industry-standard professional examination for veterinary managers.  Covering six key areas, it was available to all members of the VMG who wished to consolidate their knowledge and experience with a recognised qualification.  The CVPM was retired in 2020 when our new qualifications were launched, but the exam information, and a list of CVPM holders, is still available here.


The Veterinary Practice Administration Certificate is aimed at VMG members who are newer to management, are wishing to diversify from a clinical or customer care role towards branch or practice management, or have come to a veterinary practice role from a different sector.  It is a year-long distance-learning course delivered by Lynwood School of Veterinary Nursing.

VMG Certification & Training Committee 2021-22:

Philippa Davies CVPM  Regional Manager, Goddard Veterinary Group

Georgina Hills RVN CVPM Operations Manager, IVC Evidensia

Matt Horobin CVPM (Chair)  Business Support Manager, VetPartners Ltd

Liz Howes RVN CVPM  Practice Manager, Pet Doctors

Louise Marshall RVN CVPM Practice Manager, Gatehouse Veterinary Group

Louise O’Hara CVPM  Practice Manager, Windmill Veterinary Centre

Hannah Perrin PGCHE MA PhD Learning & Development Manager, VMG

Kerry Scarlett CVPM MBA  Practice Manager, Cogges Veterinary Surgery