Learn practical skills and find relevant solutions to everyday challenges in the ever-changing veterinary industry.
The 2024 VMI will be held virtually from February 2024 - June 2024! 

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The Veterinary Management Institute® is an executive-level management program tailored to seasoned employees of companion animal veterinary practices.

Connect with a cohort of professional peers to learn to lead together as you work with expert facilitators from Colorado State University’s College of Business.

  • Updated, timely content in a shorter format
  • 5-month program offered twice a year (starting in July)
  • New learning facilitators, including world-renowned Dr. Temple Grandin
  • Join a cohort of peers who become a lifelong professional resource, even after the program ends
  • 38 RACE-approved and VHMA CVPM Qualified CE hours (pending approval)

We teach sophisticated, industry-specific techniques to help you grow your management skills and your practice. You'll learn more about strategic decision making, service marketing, financial management, staff training, supervision and conflict management, strategic entrepreneurship, and more. During this 5-month program, you'll engage virtually.

AAHA logoThe Veterinary Management Institute is a collaboration between the College of Business at Colorado State University and the American Animal Hospital Association, the only organization in the United States and Canada that accredits companion animal hospitals based on standards that meet or exceed state regulations. This partnership creates unmatched learning opportunities that will transform your career, your practice, and ultimately, the care you provide your patients and clients.

What We Offer

Specialty Training

Strengthen your skills and gain a better understanding of veterinary-specific challenges through three in-person sessions and monthly online sessions. You'll learn from the best – our learning facilitators are experts in their fields and hand-selected from the industry and from faculty at CSU's College of Business. In addition, you can earn up to 31 hours of continuing education, meeting the CVPM CE credit hour requirement through a single program.

Industry Connections

The connections you make with other veterinary professionals in the program will help you grow both personally and professionally. Sharing experiences and challenges creates unique learning opportunities as well as a network of people to reach out to long after the program ends.

Optimal Learning Environment

Colorado State University enjoys a long-standing history of thought leadership in veterinary medicine. The College of Veterinary Medicine and Biological Sciences consistently ranks third in the nation for veterinary colleges and is home to the renowned Veterinary Teaching Hospital and Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories. Paired with exceptional management techniques taught by College of Business faculty, you won't find a better learning environment.

Upcoming Programs

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The next Veterinary Management Institute cohort will begin in February, 2024.  Register today!

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