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Veterinary Practice Management Certificate

  • If you already have a bachelor’s degree, this certificate can help boost your veterinary practice management skills. When finished, you’ll be eligible to take the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association exam for Certified Veterinary Practice Managers. 

  • Veterinary Practice Management
    Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility


    Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Spring 2010 (420)

    The requirements shown below are valid beginning Spring 2010 (420), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

    Program Leadership Information

    Dr. Cynthia Grey
    Interim Associate Dean

    Program Summary

    The veterinary hospital management courses identified in this certificate program will meet the educational requirements for the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association examination for Certified Veterinary Practice Managers. The 8 courses will cover the areas of personnel, accounting and finance, marketing, legal requirements and budgeting and planning.

    The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
    o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
    o suggested course when more than one option exists
    o which semester each course is typically offered
    o if the course has a prerequisite
    o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

    If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

    If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

    Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

    Florida CIP Code


    Federal CIP Code

    51.0808: Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant.

    Job Related Opportunities

    • Certified Veterinary Practice Manager

    Admission Rules

    To be admitted to this certificate program, the student must have graduated with a bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university.


    ATE 3100Tools For Success1
    ATE 3200Safety and Regulatory Compliance in Veterinary Technology1
    ATE 3316Finance for the Veterinary Manager3
    ATE 3344Supervision in the Veterinary Hospital3
    ATE 3515Legal & Ethical Issues in Veterinary Nursing3
    ATE 4317Veterinary Hospital Management3
    ATE 4319Veterinary Hospital Marketing3
    ATE 4854Leadership in Veterinary Nursing3
    Total Credits20