Veterinary Practice Management Certificate

If you have an associate or 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. You take courses in personnel, accounting and finance, marketing, legal requirements and budgeting and planning.

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

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Veterinary Practice Management Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility


Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2019 (565)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2019 (565), 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
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 an associate's degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university.


ATE 3052 Veterinary Technology: From Success to Safety 3
ATE 3316 Finance for the Veterinary Manager 3
ATE 3344 Supervision in the Veterinary Hospital 3
ATE 3515 Legal & Ethical Issues in Veterinary Technology 3
ATE 4317 Veterinary Hospital Management 3
ATE 4319 Veterinary Hospital Marketing 3
ATE 4854 Leadership in Veterinary Technology 3
Total Credits 21

Continue Your Education at spc

SPC's Veterinary Technology Associate in Science Degree prepares you for the national certification exam and transfers to our Veterinary Technology bachelor's degree.

Once you earn your associate or bachelor's degree, you can continue with SPC's Veterinary Practice Management Certificate.

Veterinary Technology A.S. Degree

Admission to Veterinary Practice Management Certificate

Download our Admission Guide