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Business Certificate

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 not.

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.

BCP Curriculum with Honors

For a video describing the BCP Program including some commentary about it from previous students click on the video below:

BCP Description Video