Veterinary Continuing Education, Certificate Programs, and Online Courses

Where all pets have access to quality care and you increase your veterinary practice sales.

Open the Door to Veterinary Care Certificate

Earn your Open Door Certificate and 6 RACE, CAWA, CVPM, and NACA approved CE hours by completing this on-demand, self-paced, interactive online course. Then, stay connected with the Open Door Veterinary Collective to keep growing with this business model.

Cost for the complete Open the Door to Veterinary Care Certificate course is $299.

  • Payment plans and full and partial scholarships are available.
  • The enrollment fee is non-refundable.
  • This certificate requires the completion of 6 access to care chapters. The interactive modules are designed to ensure that you apply what you learn in your practice
  • Complete each chapter, including the 5-question quiz at the end of each, to receive your Open Door Certificate!
This Course is Approved for the Following Continuing Education Units:
  • RACE This program has been RACE approved for 6 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval.
  • CVPM The Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA) has approved this course for 6 CE hours toward their CVPM continuing education requirement (Course ID 23-64, online delivery).
  • CAWA This learning event has been pre-approved for 6 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits.
  • NACA: This course has been approved for Continuing Educational Units by the National Animal Care & Control Association (NACA). National certificate holders can submit for credit consistent with the NACA CEU policy.

Ready to Earn Your Open the Door to Veterinary Care Certificate?

What Are the Chapters Like?

These innovative chapters have been carefully created by our team of veterinary practice consultants and business experts. The course is self-paced, engaging, and designed to help you apply what you are learning as you go. Which means that you can immediately transform the way you practice to help more pets and people in a sustainable way, regardless of your position in the industry.

Why is the Open Door Certificate Course a Great Choice for Your Vet Practice?

If you want to increase your job satisfaction while enabling your practice to provide quality veterinary care for every client, our online veterinary courses are for you. Here is what you get when you enroll:

On demand course

Open the Doors in Your Practice

This on-demand, self-paced, online veterinary course prepares you to increase access to care in your veterinary practice, so pets get the care they need while your team gets paid for your hard work and service.

Veterinary Continuing Education

Veterinary Continuing Education Hours

This program has been RACE approved for 6 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval, and can also be applied toward CAWA, CVPM, and NACA certification renewal.


Open Door Toolbox

Downloadable materials make it easy to implement the Open Door model in your practice, including sample staff training lists, inventory spreadsheets, protocols, signage, and other recommendations for best practices.

open door veterinary consultants private facebook group

Private Facebook Group

You will become part of a national network of organizations working to improve access to veterinary care. Keep the conversation going with our veterinary consultants and the larger Open Door community. Seek advice, share tips, collaborate, and stay current on all things related to improving access to veterinary care.


Mentorship Discount

Receive a discount when you dive deep with one-on-one training through Open Door Veterinary Collective's in-person mentorship program.

Veterinary practice management consultant office hours

Live Office Hours

Mentees have access to live office hours quarterly for the opportunity to network with others and chat live with an Open Door veterinary practice management or animal hospital consultant about topics impacting you and your practice. Ongoing support from experienced Open Door mentors means that your team continues to benefit from increased efficiency and a greater sense of fulfillment from helping more pets and pet families.

Become Open Door Certified

Complete Online Veterinary Courses, Earn Veterinary CE Hours, and Open the Doors to Access to Care in Your Practice!

When You Enroll in the Open the Door to Veterinary Care Certificate program, you will learn about…

  • Using spectrum of care treatment plans to achieve the best possible outcomes for the family and pet in the context of limited resources or client needs.
  • Offering a spectrum of payment tools that meets clients' needs, increases treatment/compliance and increases practice revenue.
  • Techniques to create trust with clients and successfully navigate difficult conversations, particularly around finances.
  • Practical strategies that are equitable, inclusive, and serve a diverse clientele to increase access to veterinary care.
  • Tips for keeping staff happy and engaged.

By the end of this program, you will be able to…

  • Practice in a way that aligns with your original reasons for going into the field of animal care.
  • Know how to meet your clients where they are at. Identify options that work for your clinic and feel prepared for the difficult financial conversations.
  • Provide increased care while still getting paid for your services.
  • Maximize your efficiencies and set up ways to generate more revenue.
  • Create a happier team.
  • Grow your support network with the Open Door online community.
Veterinary Certificate Program and Online Courses

Need More Details?

Our Open Door Veterinary Consultant team has you covered!

Find the course syllabus, FAQs, scholarship application and more.

Thanks to the John T. and Jane A. Wiederhold Foundation and Life of Riley, we are currently able to offer full scholarships to veterinary students.  We also have a limited number of partial and full scholarships available for veterinary team members who need financial assistance.