Purdue's Veterinary Practice Management Program is intended for veterinarians; veterinary practice technicians and technologists; veterinary students; and practice/clinic managers. There is no minimum number of a years a VPMP participant must have worked in one of these roles, and an undergraduate degree is not required.
Please visit our website, vet.purdue.edu/vpmp for details on the program and to read what recent VPMP alumni have to say about the program. For more help in deciding if VPMP is right for you, reach out to program manager Cara Cray at 765-496-6166 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Cara is ready to answer your questions and to help you through the registration process.
This is not an online program. We believe there are great benefits to gathering with fellow professionals and learning together in a classroom setting.
VPMP participants receive Continuing Education Credits for completion of each module. If you satisfactorily complete all four modules you'll receive a Veterinary Practice Management Program Certificate from the Krannert School of Management and the College of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue. You will not be certified as a Veterinary Practice Manager. However, all VPMP courses are applicable toward the continuing education requirement for the Certified Veterinary Practice Manager program offered by the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association.
The program is organized into four modules, each focusing on a crucial topic. They are: HR: Developing & Leading your Veterinary Team; Veterinary Practice Financials: Learning Where to Start; Marketing & Social Media for your Veterinary Clinic; and Strategic Thinking: Creating a Plan for Loyalty and Growth. This graduate-level instruction on core management issues intends to better equip you to develop the business side of your animal care practice. A business-savvy, profitable practice ensures you and your team can continue the work you love: caring for animals.
Lodging is not included in the VPMP fee. VPMP participants typically lodge in Purdue's Union Club Hotel, conveniently located across the street from Krannert Center. Contact the Union directly to make reservations; ask for the VPMP block.