Veterinary Hospital Managers Association Announces the Emerging Leaders Program

Apr 16, 2013, 10:00 ET from Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA)

ALACHUA, Fla., April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA) is pleased to announce the Emerging Leaders Program, an opportunity for rising stars in the field of veterinary practice management to refine their skills and enhance their professional development. Those accepted into the program will receive benefits designed to support their development as practice managers.

Tomorrow's Leaders
According to VHMA Executive Director, Christine Q. Shupe, CAE, there is so much talent exhibited by those who are new to the profession. VHMA is committed to nurturing this talent and preparing the next generation of managers to become effective leaders.  Those who are selected will receive an annual $2,500 scholarship for three years, which can be used toward registration and travel costs to attend the VHMA Annual Meeting and Conference and applied to the CVPM certification process.

The Application
Those who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • A member of VHMA in good standing
  • Meet the CVPM Program qualifications (go to
  • Must submit a 750 word management article, which will be used as part of the selection process.

Each of the five candidates selected as Emerging Leaders will be expected to "give back" to VHMA through specific volunteer activities detailed on VHMA's website.

For VHMA members interested in influencing the future of veterinary management, this is a great opportunity. For more information or to apply, go to

About the VHMA
The Veterinary Hospital Managers Association, Inc. (VHMA) 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 information is available at

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