CVPM CERTIFICATION: PREPARING FOR THE EXAM

 

 

 

Course Overview

Successful veterinary practices keep management activities at the forefront of their thoughts and actions. Successful business leaders do not let business activities just happen, they actively initiate and administer change in their practice. This review course is designed for individuals who seek advanced practice management knowledge and wish to take the next step in their professional development. The designation of Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM) is earned by those who successfully complete a certification program and demonstrate a superior grasp of the art of practice management.

This course provides the tools needed to hone skills and direct learning. It is designed for both the CVPM candidate preparing to sit for an upcoming exam as well as a practice manager who seeks to evaluate skills and knowledge for self-assessment, including at the initial phase in the route to certification. The course reviews the five basic disciplines of the exam including: Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Organization and Legal.

CVPM Certification: Preparing for the Exam is an 8 week course which provides:

  • An informational overview about the Veterinary Hospital Manager's Association (VHMA) and the CVPM examination
  • A personal assessment form to help the student focus studies
  • Strategies on studying for the exam
  • A presentation module for each of the 5 basic disciplines designed to provide a thorough review of key concepts in each area
  • Test-taking tips for the actual exam
  • In-depth assignments that are organized by suggested reference
  • A 200-question practice examination
  • A CVPM instructor who will provide expert interaction and assistance during the instructor-led portion of the course session

Completion of this course will help prepare the CVPM candidate for the examination. For those who are not preparing to take the CVPM exam at this time, the presented material will provide an excellent review of the major concepts of practice management and the key areas of responsibility of the Practice Manager.

CVPM Certification: Preparing for the Exam is an excellent course that will benefit any student.

PLEASE NOTE: This course contains flash based Articulate presentations. iPhones and iPads are not natively flash compatible but if a flash compatible browser has been installed on the iPad, the presentations will play correctly. This link Flash on iPads provides information on flash compatible browsers. The presentations may also be viewed on a Mac.

 

Continuing Education Credits

This course is applicable for 15 CE credits toward the continuing education requirement for the Certified Veterinary Practice Manager program offered by the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA).

 

Participation Access Parameters

This course runs continuously. Participants may enroll at any time. There are no real time sessions.

The design of this course allows each student to proceed based on individual schedule, as long as all assignments are submitted by the assignment submission deadline.

Each student's personal 8-week session will begin upon enrollment.

The CVPM examination is given on specific dates during the year. It is up to each participant to determine when would be the best time to enroll in this course.

 

Course Content

The course reviews the five basic disciplines of the exam including: Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Organization and Legal. It includes assignments designed to help the student review and retain key information in these areas.

 

Course Focus and Learning Objectives

Through utilization of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe components of the VHMA and the CVPM certification process
  • Self-assess strengths and weaknesses in the various disciplines in preparation for devising an individual study plan
  • Strengthen comprehension and recall of important facts and components within each of the various disciplines
  • Anticipate the process of sitting a certification exam
  • Prepare for the examination via an overall understanding of good study habits and test preparation suggestions

 

Testimonials

...The practice test was very helpful in my prep for the test. The course assignments also helped me to focus on the more important parts of the text.

...Going over the reading material and really focusing on each book was beneficial.

...The modules were very informative. The homework assignments allowed me to review the materials. The 200 question exam allowed me to time myself. The scenario questions allowed me to use the formulas and various calculations

...very informative and good prep course for taking the test

...A good overview of knowledge need for the CVPM exam.

...The presentation modules and full length exams were most beneficial to me

...The practice test for the CVPM exam was helpful in preparing for the actual exam.

...Felt the practice test gave me a good idea of what to expect for the CVPM test.

 

Course Materials

A number of the assignments require the use of some of the texts from the CVPM Recommended Reading List. These texts are used for the assignments to provide a continuity between the recommended reading list, this study course, and the certification exam. The specific texts needed are listed below:

Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Practice Management Consult
Author: Lowell Ackerman - Publisher: Wiley

The Complete Veterinary Practice Regulatory Compliance Manual
Author: Phillip Seibert, CVT - Publisher: SafetyVet

Contracts, Benefits, and Practice Management For The Veterinary Profession
Authors: James Wilson, DVM, JD; Jeffrey D. Nemoy, DVM; and Alan J. Fishman, CLU, CFP - Publisher: Priority Press Ltd.

Front Office Management for the Veterinary Team
Author: H. Prendergast - Publisher: Elsevier

Financial Management of the Veterinary Practice
Author: J. Chamberlee, M. Reibolt - Publisher: AAHA Press

Law & Ethics of the Veterinary Profession
Author: James Wilson, DVM, JD - Publisher: Priority Press Ltd.

Practice made Perfect: A Guide to Veterinary Practice Management
Authors: Marsha Heinke, DVM, EA, CPA, CVPM and John B. McCarthy, DVM, MBA - Publisher: AAHA Press

Standards for AAHA Hospitals
Publisher: American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)

Standard Abbreviations for Veterinary Medical Records
Publisher: AAHA Press

 

Course Completion Requirements

Upon fulfillment of all requirements, the student will receive a certificate of completion.

 

Course Instructor

Heather Prendergast, RVT, CVPMHeather Prendergast, RVT, CVPM

Heather Prendergast has spent many years in small animal practice, and attended New Mexico State University to obtain a Bachelors degree in Animal Science. Once she completed her B.S., Heather attended St. Petersburg College and received her Associates degree in Veterinary Technology. She then continued her education, and completed the requirements needed to become a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager.

She has taught several years for both veterinary technology and assistance programs and has authored the book “Front Office Management for the Veterinary Team.” Heather has lectured for several local, state and national organizations on topics ranging from grief management for healthcare professionals to nutrition, inventory, communications and team management for the veterinary healthcare teams. She has authored several articles and participated in published roundtable discussions with the goal of increasing client compliance and communication within the veterinary practice.

Currently, she is practice manager of Jornada Veterinary Clinic in Las Cruces, N.M. She also provides consulting services for Nestle Purina Pet Care and several veterinary practices. Heather serves on several advisory committees, including the Bayer Animal Health Technician Advisory Council and the Nestle Purina Senior Pet Advisory Committee.

 

Pricing

Price: $224.00

 

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