Documents & Resources

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Application and Renewal Forms

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CVPM Document Submission

Documents and forms to be submitted here include, but are not limited to: the CVPM Application, CVPM Recommendation Forms, and any other forms or documentation in support of a CVPM candidate application.

Submit Your CVPM Documentation


Empower U Self-Assessment Tool: VHMA is pleased to announce that practice management professionals can now access a self-assessment tool that will allow them to evaluate their veterinary practice management knowledge. Empower U Self-Assessment test is a non-proctored examination modeled after the CVPM examination and is available to all practice management professionals.

Test Preparation Study ProgramThe VHMA's Test Preparation Study Program supports learning through an organized and facilitated study group. The program is indispensable to veterinary practice managers preparing for the CVPM examination, new managers looking for a comprehensive introduction to management concepts, as well as experienced managers interested in a thorough review and update of management principles.

CVPM Marketing Toolkit: VHMA encourages you to flaunt your CVPM certification professionally and informatively by using the materials contained in the It’s Because I’m A CVPM Toolkit. The ‘tools’ help CVPMs inform fellow management professionals about the benefits and advantages of the credential. Open the toolbox and find:

  • What It Means To Be a CVPM: The ABCs of CVPM: An overview of the benefits of hiring a CVPM.
  • Start the Conversation: Talking the Talk: CVPM talking points and conversation starters that identify the salient benefits of earning the CVPM credential, which can be shared when meeting prospective candidates.
  • Extra! Extra! Read All About It!: A press release newly-minted CVPMs can customize and submit to their local newspapers.
  • How to Become a Local Media Expert: Tips on how to get media coverage for your CVPM announcement through both traditional media and social media outlets.
  • The Vital Link: A brief CVPM description designed to be added to a LinkedIn profile.
  • Your Calling Card: A CVPM networking business card to share with prospective CVPMs. Order your free CVPM business cards – just let us know how many cards you will like and will mail those to you.

Open the toolkit today to see how you can build excitement and awareness about the CVPM credential.

AAHA Standards of Accreditation

Congratulations on your decision to pursue credentialing as a CVPM. To support your goal, the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) has created a way for you to access The AAHA Standards of Accreditation with an access code.

To view or print the standards go to the AAHA Standards page, click on Alternative Log-in Options, and enter the Access Code: VHMA6823. For the purposes of studying for the CVPM test, choose General Standards.

Achieving CVPM certification is worthwhile, and one AAHA values, as demonstrated by the fact we currently employ CVPMs in the Accreditation department. Good luck from all of us!


CVPM Informational Webinar
All individuals (VHMA members and non-members) who are interested in VHMA’s Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM) program are encouraged to attend. This Webinar will present an overview of the program, as well as the process to become CVPM certified.