Association Benefits


The VHMA is a nationally recognized thought-leader and innovator in providing training, education, and resources to its over 4,700 members while being a trusted resource that the entire veterinary sector trusts for industry insights, research, and advocacy to assure performance at the highest levels.

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VHMA's core purpose is to advance and support veterinary practice management professionals by developing professional competence, supporting and encouraging standards through the industry's highest-level certification program, the Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM), and providing individuals with a network for professional connection and support.


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Fall Conference and Annual Business Meeting

Held each year in the fall, this conference features nationally prominent speakers who present the latest theories in practice management. Opportunities for networking and discussions continue during roundtable forums. Exhibitors display booths of special interest to veterinary hospital management. More information »

Management Exchange

Held in the spring, this conference is a smaller workshop with a mix of subject matter expert presentations and peer presentations by VHMA members in attendance. Participants have the opportunity to share their experiences during informal discussions where there is an opportunity for brainstorming and in-depth discussions throughout the weekend. More information »


VHMA offers regular educational webinars focused on timely management topics. Webinars are typically held monthly and are free for VHMA members. More information »

Live-Chat Discussions

Live-Chat Discussions are informal educational events offered to expand opportunities for members to connect, network, and learn from one another in a peer-to-peer environment on one specific topic at a time. Via the Live-Chat community, members can choose to participate in scheduled Live-Chat Discussion events. Members can participate in the discussion by posting directly on the VHMA MemberConnect website or by sending posts through email or the mobile app. More information »

On Demand

VHMA offers an online catalog of pre-recorded educational sessions which can be accessed 24/7. Members may watch program recordings for free. Continuing education is also available. More information »

Expert Q&A

VHMA Legal Matters and HR Q&A are collection of advice posts that relate to common cases or situations that many practice managers encounter daily. Advice presented here is not intended replace the need for your own attorney, but simply to help provide general advice as guidance. Members may search previous posts or submit their own questions.

Benchmark Surveys

The Insider’s Insight Benchmark Report tracks key economic indicators to determine how VHMA member practices are performing, as well as results from VHMA surveys on issues impacting the profession. There are over 600 VHMA member practices who contribute to the data for the key economic indicators. Data is representative of companion animal practices only. 

The Survey of Compensation and Benefits examines the level of compensation and benefits provided to Non-DVM Staff, Associate DVMs and Veterinary Managers in North America. More information »


VHMA's Practice Pulse is a content-rich newsletter that aggregates association information, updates, resources, and management insights. Because it's delivered electronically, members have easy access to the latest news and developments. Practice Pulse is published bi-monthly.  



MemberConnect Community

VHMA's MemberConnect community provides an opportunity for VHMA members to solicit answers and advice from fellow managers on topics that they face daily in practice. Our community is very active and provides quick feedback and direction that is needed. Our MemberConnect community is also accessible through your smart phone via our MemberConnect mobile app. 


Sample Document Library

Experienced managers share commonly used forms and models they have developed for use in their own practice for the benefit of others. Forms are provided in a format that can be easily downloaded and edited for use. Visit our Sample Document Library in our MemberConnect Community.


Certified Veterinary Practice Managers

VHMA certifies managers who earn the designation Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM). The process includes a comprehensive application, a written examination of multiple-choice questions and a commitment to ongoing education. More information »