9 AM, Sunday Update: All EFSC Campuses will reopen Monday, Oct. 3rd and classes and events will resume tomorrow as scheduled. Students should contact their instructors for questions about the impact on class assignments or tests during the closure for Hurricane Ian, which began on Wednesday, Sept. 28th. Updates will be shared here and via email, text and social media as needed. View our Student Services Guide for more information about the impact for on-campus and virtual student services.

Preparing for veterinary management

The Veterinary Practice Management Advanced Technical Certificate (ATC) allows veterinary professionals to train for the business side of operating a practice through a 100% online course curriculum that covers personnel management, accounting and finance, marketing, legal requirements, and budgeting and planning.

Application to the program follows EFSC's general admissions process. The program is designed for students who have earned an Associate in Science degree in Veterinary Technology or Veterinary Nursing from an AVMA accredited program at a regionally accredited institution. Students with an Associate in Science (A.S.) or Associate in Applied Science (AAS) and a strong science or business background who wish to be considered for the program, must meet with the Program Manager.

Students completing the ATC may apply for the Board exam for Certified Veterinary Practice Management (CVPM) from the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA) after completion of the following requirements:

      • Active employment as a practice manager for a minimum of three years within the last 7 years
      • Completion of 48 hours of continuing education in management
      • Four letters of recommendation

The Veterinary Practice Management certificate courses are also part of the Applied Health Sciences Bachelor of Applied Sciences (BAS) degree - Veterinary Nursing Specialization.

ATC Program Contacts

Health Sciences Advising

Marianne D'Altilio, Assistant Professor
Program Manager