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School of Veterinary Technology

Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility

Veterinary Practice Management


Program Leadership Information

Dr. Richard Flora, Dean, Vet Tech, (727) 302-6721

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.

Job Related Opportunities

  • Certified Veterinary Practice Manager

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.

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.


Tools For Success
Safety and Regulatory Compliance in Veterinary Technology
Finance for the Veterinary Manager
Supervision in the Veterinary Hospital
Legal & Ethical Issues in Veterinary Technology
Veterinary Hospital Management
Veterinary Hospital Marketing
Leadership in Veterinary Technology
Total Credits