Is it worthwhile to become a certified veterinary practice manager?
I'm a manager considering professional certification. Is it worth the investment of time and money? In what ways will certification benefit me?
Mar 01, 2014
The certification process is valuable because it focuses on the trends in veterinary medicine and offers a framework for candidates to stay current with the veterinary field's ever-changing laws and regulations, says Viann Willits, CVPM, a practice manager at San Juan Veterinary Hospital in Farmington, N.M.
"While the certification itself is impressive, the process has broadened my knowledge and understanding of issues that practice managers must know to conduct their jobs effectively," Willits says. "My knowledge base is strong, and I am connected to other CVPMs with whom I can share information."
"My salary increased when I became certified, and I now play an integral role on our professional team," she says. "The practice's investment in me has also added to our accreditation by the American Animal Hospital Association."