Business Certificate Program
The VBMA prides itself on its ability to provide strong business
education to help shape the modern veterinary business
professional. The four pillars of the educational program are
business finance, operations, management, and ownership, along with
teaching leadership skills, and career and personal development. To
ensure that all VBMA chapters consistently deliver the highest
caliber of VBMA graduates, a national curriculum was developed.
Completion of The BCP demonstrates that a student made a
concentrated effort to become competent in the essentials of
veterinary business. The program is designed to optimize the
individual strengths of each student and foster a productive career
as an employee or employer. Through interactive and informational
lectures, workshops and events outside of their regular curriculum,
the BCP graduate learns about managing business and personal
finances, management skills, engaging emotional intelligence,
marketing, and more.
We know that not all of the VBMA student members are interested
in owning a practice but may just be interested on increasing their
business knowledge and leadership skills. We have designed this
program so that more than two-thirds of the required hours are
applicable to all students and less than one-third of the required
hours are specifically on practice ownership. We encourage you to
participate in the program whether you plan to own a practice or
The Business Certificate Program (BCP) is a program that VBMA
members can obtain from attending meetings and other events. This
certificate is a professional development program meant to
distinguish future veterinarians.
For more information about the BCP Curriculum and Completion
Requirements, click the link below.
Curriculum with Honors
For a video describing the BCP Program including some commentary
about it from previous students click on the video below: