So "VBMA" is on their resume, what does that mean? The Veterinary Business Management Association (VBMA) is a national organization of students who believe that great veterinarians need more than just medical skills. Washington State University VBMA members went above and beyond their DVM curriculum and spent a minimum of 32 extra hours learning about veterinary practice management, ownership, law, communications, finances, team building, leadership, and other aspects of business acumen. The earning of a VBMA business certificate shows that an individual went above and beyond their colleagues to learn and build skills to become a more effective and productive veterinarian.