As the evenings get longer and the sun comes out, it can only mean one thing – exams! With everyone having their head crammed into a book we decided as a chapter to hold off offering talks until next semester. We are not long after our symposium (a weekend packed with 16 hours of talks!) […]
The Veterinary Business Management Association is a student-driven organization dedicated to advancing the profession through increasing business knowledge, creating networking opportunities, and empowering students to achieve their personal and professional goals.
BUSINESS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
The VBMA offers business education to help shape the modern veterinary business professional. VBMA members have the opportunity to complete The Business Certificate Program (BCP) and/or The Business Certificate Program with Honors (details below) depending on which programs(s) are offered by the individual chapter’s executive board.
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By: Jenny Askin I am very passionate about branding and marketing and I believe that they are essential components to not only a successful VBMA Chapter but also for a thriving business. From day one, I decided to create a new marketing strategy and started by re-branding our chapter. I began this process in the […]
VBMA helped me learn to understand the business side of our profession. It equipped me not only to provide medical care but also to participate in business decisions for our practice.
Dr. Sarah Frankel Small Animal Associate Veterinarian, VBMA Alum
Veterinary school teaches you how to be a veterinarian. VBMA teaches you how to run a business being that veterinarian.
Dr. Anna Wildgrube, Equine Practice Owner, VBMA Alum
The VBMA was a great way to learn about business in the context of veterinary medicine. As a VBMA officer on both the chapter and national levels, I developed skills in leadership, teamwork, communication, organization, time management, and more. My fellow officers and I were proud to put together educational opportunities for veterinary students that covered business topics and perspectives that may not have been addressed by vet school curricula.
Dr. Lily Johnson, Veterinary Nutrition Specialist, VBMA Alum
The VBMA was critical to my veterinary school experience. While in school, it is easy to lose sight of the realities of the outside world. Far from being in opposition to one another, good business and good medicine are inextricably linked. The courses and networking opportunities gained through my VBMA experience were instrumental in the development of my career path while I was in companion animal practice and in my current role with the AVMA.
Dr. Caroline Cantner, AVMA Assistant Director of Student Initiatives, VBMA Alum
VBMA was great for networking and added to my foundation of business knowledge with a focus in veterinary medicine. It was helpful meeting people I will eventually call on when I become a practice owner. VBMA gives students a voice that is taken seriously by the profession.
Dr. Brandi Bayliff, Small Animal Associate Veterinarian, VBMA Alum
As a part of the VBMA National Board, I learned many skills about networking, event planning and public speaking that have been extremely valuable as I have gone through residency training and interviewing for positions in academia.
Dr. Mandy Wallace, Small Animal Surgery Resident, VBMA Alum
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