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An online path to a vet practice manager degree

Pets are family in more than half of American homes and pet parents are seeking out quality care for their fur kids in record numbers.

In this 4-semester bachelor of science degree program, you’ll add skills in marketing, law, accounting, HR, ethics, and more to your current skill set, and position yourself as a vet practice manager who can help run effective, efficient, and successful businesses. If you already hold an associate of science degree, or have 60 eligible college credits to transfer, a vet practice manager degree can help take your skills–and your career–to a new level.

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  • Easily afford this API Program Name program with 0% interest monthly payment options
  • Fit study around your life with our flexible online study model
  • Upgrade your career prospects and achieve your goals


Professional certification

Our program supports the formal education requirement of the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA) Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM) Exam.* The voluntary CVPM designation validates your skills and identifies you as credible and qualified.


What you get

  • Online lessons, ebooks, and/or textbooks
  • Academic support via email, web portal, or phone
  • The freedom to complete courses at your own speed with self-paced lessons
  • Opportunity to participate in a live commencement ceremony with other graduates
  • Binder™ mobile app for taking your learning materials on-the-go
  • Student Portal dashboard for instant access to lessons and support
  • Learning Resource Center online libraries and labs
  • ProQuest® digital access to thousands of sources for research
  • An active online community of fellow students, staff, and grads

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Job opportunities

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the employment of veterinary technicians to grow 20% from 2016 to 2026.** As more veterinary practices utilize vet techs to do general lab work and hire skilled vet techs to replace lower-skilled veterinary staff, they need knowledgeable management staff to support the operations of their practices.


Engage with veterinary faculty and students, and get academic support by email, phone, or online.


Explore marketing, human resources, law, and more as you gain the skills needed to run a vet business.


Enroll one semester at a time and complete each of the program’s four semesters in as few as six months.

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Frequently asked questions

You may be taking your first steps into higher education. Or you may be considering online study for the first time. Whatever your situation, we’re here to guide you through the process and answer any questions you have.

If you are someone who wants to fulfill an important need in veterinary care, consider a career on the business side of the vet industry. Your organizational skills will be valuable to independent clinics and vet networks that need help managing payroll, purchasing, marketing, scheduling, and all aspects of the human side of vet practice management.

As soon as you enroll, you gain an Ashworth EDGE. It’s an online toolkit that offers step-by-step guidance for building your resume, drafting cover letters, writing thank you notes, and more. Your lessons may refer you to the Ashworth EDGE as you prepare to graduate and take new steps in your career. After you earn your degree, you’ll retain your account so you can sharpen your Ashworth EDGE anytime you need to.

Veterinary management is a new area of study among colleges and career schools in the U.S. Many of the existing programs lead to only certificates versus ours that leads to a bachelor’s degree. And, rather than getting a few business-related courses within a veterinary technology bachelor’s degree, you’ll get a full curriculum of business courses that can help you develop the skills you need for veterinary management.

Related programs

In addition to our online vet practice management courses, we offer a range of flexible online animal care-related programs to help you advance in this popular and fast-growing field.

State requirements

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

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