The Edmond Sun

March 24, 2014

Burney earns certification in veterinary practice


Special to The Sun

EDMOND — Beth Burney recently earned the distinction of Certified Veterinary Practice Manager by successfully passing the certification exam offered by the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association on March 11 in Edmond.

VHMA’s certification program measures the knowledge and experience necessary to successfully manage the ever-changing business environment of today’s veterinary practices and requires a continued commitment to further improvement through continuing education. This designation is VHMA’s highest professional distinction.

The Veterinary Hospital Managers Association Inc. is an international professional association, created in 1981, to support individuals in veterinary practice management. Its guiding principles include the pursuit of excellence in practice management, opening channels of communication and networking among practices.

More than 1,600 hospital managers, veterinarians, technicians and consultants belong to the VHMA. Its membership is international consisting of 10 percent Canadian citizens and 90 percent U.S. citizens.

Members of the VHMA benefit from conferences and meetings exclusively devoted to management; newsletters on current management topics, written by managers for managers; benchmark surveys; an online Career Center; a Mentor Program; a complimentary subscription to Veterinary Economics magazine, and most importantly, networking opportunities at meetings and through its List Servs and Practice Issues Forum.