Certificate and Certification Programs

Want to add more to your resume or further your education beyond your initial credentials? Check out our list of resources for online certificate and certification programs! Know of one we missed? Email us at !


NAVC Human Animal Bond Certification
Scientific studies have confirmed that owning a pet doesn’t just make pet owners happy, it can also improve their mental and physical health. It’s the human-animal bond, and we believe that strengthening that bond is important to the future of veterinary care.

NAVC Pet Nutrition Coach Certification
The NAVC Pet Nutrition Coach Certification program prepares veterinarians and animal hospital staff with the knowledge and tools necessary to communicate and provide expert guidance for clients about their pet’s nutritional needs.

NAVC Pet Theraputic Nutrition Coach Certification
The NAVC Pet Therapeutic Nutrition Coach Certification applies evidence-based research and specific nutrient functions to help prevent and manage a range of pet illnesses, from intestinal and dermatologic conditions to mobility and more. This program is designed to assist the entire veterinary healthcare team in understanding the value and importance of nutritional assessments and specific nutritional recommendations to support the medical management, health and longevity of patients.

NAVC Certified Veterinary Business Leader
The NAVC Certified Veterinary Business Leader program is a comprehensive examination of the business practices, leadership abilities, strategic thinking and technical skills required for running a successful veterinary practice, animal hospital or clinic. Specifically designed for veterinarians, technicians and nurses, practice managers and other veterinary team members, this one-of-a-kind program prepares you to lead, grow and develop a plan for the long-term success of any veterinary practice.

SIU’s Companion Animal Nutrition certification
This one-year online program provides rigorous and science-based education using a distance learning format to help you develop, expand and advance your skills in the field of Companion Animal Nutrition.

Partners for Healthy Pets Preventative Healthcare Certificate Program 
Knowing how to provide preventive healthcare in conjunction with yearly visits is the focus of Partners for Healthy Pets and this certificate program.   After completion of this Preventive Care Certificate Program, you will have the tools and resources you need to communicate the value and benefit of preventive care to your clients in a way that enhances the veterinary-client-patient relationship.

Fear Free Certification
At Fear Free®, our mission is to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety & stress in pets by inspiring and educating the people who care for them.

RECOVER CPR Certification
RECOVER CPR is the only official veterinary CPR certification recognized by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC) and the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS), and is a non-profit program.

Veterinary Cannabis Counselor
The role of a VCC is to support the veterinary team in the rapidly developing veterinary cannabis industry. VCCs receive training in utilizing their medical background as veterinary technicians to create a cannabis administration plan that is safe for the animal, maximizes medicinal potential, and most important, is complementary to the veterinarian’s ongoing treatment protocols and recommendations.

Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement - Pet Loss Counselor Certification
The APLB is recognized and acknowledged as the preeminent source of specialized training for pet bereavement counselors. 

University of Tennessee - Veterinary Social Work Certificate Program
The University of Tennessee Veterinary Social Work Certificate Program (VSW-CP) trains University of Tennessee College of Social Work MSSW students in the four areas of Veterinary Social Work: The link between human and animal violence, Grief and loss, Animal assisted interactions, Compassion fatigue management.

University of Tennessee - Nutrition Case Management
The Nutrition Case Management online Certificate program will provide an evidence-based approach to recommending diets for disease treatment and prevention.

University of Tennessee - Canine Rehab Certificate CCRP
The University of Tennessee Canine Rehabilitation Certificate Program (CCRP) is the only university-based, RACE approved credential program for canine rehabilitation education.

University of Tennessee - Companion Animal Pain Management
Treatment compliance and appropriate care of patients are most effective when clients receive appropriate education and regular communication. Veterinary technicians will be confidently equipped to perform these functions upon successful completion of this course.

University of Florida - Online Distance Education in Wildlife Forensic Sciences & Conservation
The University of Florida’s online graduate program in Wildlife Forensic Sciences and Conservation, offered through the Wildlife Ecology and Conservation department and the Maples Center for Forensic Medicine, aims to help bridge the knowledge gap in wildlife forensic science. CERTIFICATE COURSES AVAILABLE.

University of Florida - Online Distance Education in Veterinary Forensics
The UF online Veterinary Forensic Sciences Graduate Program supported by the ASPCA® is designed for local, national, and international professionals in forensic medicine and veterinary science fields. Through this program, students will learn how to process animal crime scenes, handle and interpret evidence, and recognize animal abuse, along with other skills that are vital to obtaining justice for abused animals.

University of Florida - Online Shelter Medicine Distance Learning
The online Shelter Medicine program sponsored by PetSmart will allow you to learn how to recognize and manage infectious diseases in a shelter, collect forensic evidence in a current investigation, and prevent behavioral and welfare problems in large populations of animals.

Cat Friendly Veterinary Professional Program - AAFP
Cat Friendly Certificate Program was designed based on the need for specific feline-focused care and continuing education. The program aims to build your knowledge, skills, and best in-clinic practices for feline medicine based on your individual role within a practice. Broken into three certificate categories, the program consists of uniquely designed certificates for a Cat Friendly Veterinarian (CFV), Cat Friendly Veterinary Professional (CFVP), and Cat Friendly Veterinary Advocate (CFVA).

World Small Animal Veterinary Association - One Health Certificate
The program includes multiple aspects of companion animal One Health, including the human–companion animal bond, zoonotic infectious disease, comparative and translational clinical research, domestic violence and animal abuse. Modules on specific One Health issues, such as canine rabies, leishmaniosis and obesity, are also included.

The Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy
Providing outstanding education in companion animal euthanasia to improve the overall experience for the pet, caregiver, and veterinary team.

Virox Learning
Get your Veterinary Infection Preventionist certificate

IVAPM Certification - Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner (CVPP)
The Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner (CVPP) certification is awarded to candidates that have met IVAPM’s standards for education, training, and experience in interdisciplinary pain management. The program is open to licensed veterinary professionals with a minimum of five years in full time practice and at least two years of clinical experience working with animals in pain.

IAAHPC's Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (AHPC) Certification Program
The AHPC Certification Program will standardize and define the skills and knowledge required of individuals and organizations offering animal hospice and palliative care, and will establish a standard of care that will reflect a level of excellence achieved by those individuals who have obtained certification.

Penn Foster's Certified Veterinary Practice Management Program
Whether you're looking to start a new career as a Vet Practice Manager, or you want to start on a path toward certification, our Veterinary Practice Management undergraduate certificate program can help you achieve these goals. For up to $86 per credit, our Vet Practice Management program fulfills one of the requirements to sit for the Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM) exam.

AAHA Diabetes Educator Certificate Program
This comprehensive course empowers Veterinary Technicians to support their patients, clients, and teammates in the treatment of companion animal diabetes.

American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians' Online Certificate Academy
Current AVMA accredited programs tend to focus very little on the academics, skills, resources, and training required for proficiency as an equine veterinary assistant or technician. Because these skills are needed by the equine practitioner and are essential for Assistants, Technicians and other Staff to master, the AAEVT has designed this certification program (hosted by VetStream) for the equine veterinary community outside of the accredited AVMA programs.

PennHip Training & Certification
The AIS PennHIP program is for veterinarians and veterinary technicians and will demonstrate how to position the patient appropriately for the three radiographs required for the AIS PennHIP procedure to determine the measured hip laxity of the patient.Training to perform the PennHIP procedure competently has been one of the principles responsible for PennHIP's success. To become a member of the AIS PennHIP network requires, 1) taking the new online course and passing the exam at the end, followed by 2) successful completion of certification exercises at your practice.

PennVet: Working Dog Practitioner Program
Providing care for working and performance dogs requires a dedicated and compassionate team which is why we have opened the program to technicians and allied professionals. Expand your knowledge and hands-on skills by completing this RACE approved certificate program and become a Working Dog Technician.

Trudell Animal Health: Respiratory Educator Certification Masterclass
Learn all you need to know about asthma, bronchitis, and other respiratory diseases and come away with the clinical practice skills needed to master diagnosis, management, and client counseling for your cat and dog patients!

Virbac: Dental Authority Certification Program
After completing the final session, participants will receive an official Dental Authority program certificate and identifying lapel pin, as well as a Virbac C.E.T.® Dental Authority clinic kit, which includes in-clinic and client education resources.

Neighborhood Cats: TNR Certification Workship
In this virtual course presented by Neighborhood Cats and hosted by The Community Cats Podcast, learn what TNR is, why it works, and how to get started. Our expert instructors will teach you best practices for Trap-Neuter-Return and colony management. We'll cover getting along with neighbors, preparations for trapping, trapping itself (including entire colonies at once), feeding, winter shelter and more.

AALAS Technician Certification Program (ALAT, LAT, LATG)
The AALAS Technician Certification Program sets professional standards for the advancement of laboratory animal science. This program was developed to recognize professional achievement and provide an authoritative endorsement of a technician’s level of knowledge in laboratory animal technology.

NarkoVet Veterinary Anesthesia Certifications: Small Animal
The course program is directed towards credentialed veterinary technicians with a focused interest in small animal anesthesia, analgesia, and perioperative care and who potentially pursue a career as a veterinary technician specialist (VTS) in anesthesia & analgesia or as a research anesthetist. The 4-module course combines traditional methods of lecturing and laboratory/workshop teaching with the new technology of on-demand e-learning.

NarkoVet Veterinary Anesthesia Certifications: Large Animal
The course program is directed towards veterinarians and credentialed veterinary technicians with a focused interest in equine anesthesia, analgesia, and perioperative care. The 3-module course combines traditional methods of teaching in the seminar room and workshops with the new methods of learning using computer simulations, demonstrations with the help of digital image and data recordings from the operating room and webinars for self-study at home.

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