Veterinary Receptionist Program

Be a V-I-P at the V-E-T. (And get paid for helping animals.)

You'll always speak with a real human.
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A Tiny Investment for Infinite Success

You’re busy. You’ve got bills to pay. And you need stability. With one small investment in our veterinary receptionist program, you could find the peace of mind, salary, and job satisfaction you’ve been looking for. And guess what? You could have it all in just a few short months.

  • 328 Hours of Study

  • 4 Month Program Completion Time

  • $35,000 Average Annual Salary*

  • 19% Predicted Job Growth Through 2028*

This Could Be the Perfect Job for You

If you have a big heart (and a soft spot for animals) you’ll make a great veterinary receptionist!

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6 Reasons to Complete Your Veterinary Receptionist Training With CareerStep

Study on your schedule.

24/7 web access means you can learn whenever and wherever you want—fitting study time in and around your other commitments.

Ask for help anytime.

Your training is online, but you’re never alone. Real people support you every step of the way by phone, live chat, and email.

Get in and out quickly.

You can complete your training and be ready to start working at a veterinary clinic in as little as four months from now.

Kickstart your critter career.

You’ll gain diverse knowledge and skills that enable you to work as a veterinary assistant and/or receptionist, or even as a medical office manager.

Help animals every day.

Be the person those big sad eyes see in their hour of need. It’s a good feeling to be trained and able to give pets the TLC they require when injured or ill.

Earn dependable income.

The median annual wage for a veterinary receptionist is $35,760.* That, plus the potential for health benefits, buys you peace of mind.

Our Happy Learners Say It Best

"Loving CareerStep so far! I started the vet office manager/vet assistant course last month and I'm enjoying the course. I love that it's self-paced. Whenever I have a question to ask my advocate or need technical support, they're always quick to respond and resolve the issue same day. I'd recommend CareerStep to everyone!"


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Program Details

Our veterinary receptionist training online has two simple goals: 1) adapt to your life and 2) help you succeed. So yep, you can totally do this.

  • 4-Month Completion
  • Self-Paced Study
  • Anywhere, Anytime Learning
  • 1:1 (Human) Support
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What You'll Learn

Our elite veterinary receptionist training courses prepare you for a wide range of medical jobs—for pets and even people too. So you can begin working from day-one with total competence (and confidence).

Standard Procedures

Become familiar with standard procedures and management of hospitals, exam rooms, and offices (for four- and two-legged patients), including documentation and finances.

Small & Large Animal Nursing

Get to know more about all the animals you’ll likely encounter, as well as how to do surgical preparation and assisting.

Communication & Client Relations

Master the lingo and learn to speak like a medical pro. Discover how to handle yourself in a range of situations for all our tail-wagging friends.

Laboratory & Pharmacology

Learn about animal pharmacy and pharmacology, plus radiology and ultrasound for imaging and treating your shaggy patients.

Your Questions—Answered

Our unique program prepares you to become a veterinary assistant and medical office manager. Your combined veterinary medical receptionist skills will make you a critical part of any vet clinic or medical office.

As a veterinary assistant you’ll work with animals every day, helping to care for their injuries and treat their illnesses.

As a veterinary receptionist or medical office manager, your day is all about keeping the administrative side of the practice running smoothly.

Salaries vary by employer, location, and experience. But the U.S. Department of Labor estimates the median annual wage for a veterinary receptionist is $35,760. Half of veterinary receptionists in the U.S. earn more than that and half earn less. In addition to steady pay, you may also qualify for invaluable healthcare and employee benefits.

Pretty easy. No specific skills or experience are required. Just be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) certificate. Optionally, you can pass the CareerStep Pre-Training Assessment Test. Then, sign up for—and complete—our veterinary receptionist courses online. Finally, use our career assistance to help land your first amazing job in healthcare.

Good question. Certification is not required to work as a veterinary assistant or medical receptionist. But employers often prefer to hire well-trained staff. And professional training sets you apart from other job seekers. It also looks great on your resume, proves your passion, and helps open doors. Our veterinary receptionist courses prepare you for an industry-leading credential, the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA). We even pay for your exam with a free test voucher, a $117 value.

Training People Trust

Get Trained. Get Hired.

This program includes unparalleled training, career support, coaching, and a free exam voucher ($117 value). It’s a faster, cheaper alternative to traditional schooling.

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Make Small, Easy Payments

We’re flexible and totally committed to working with you to find affordable down and monthly payments.

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Let the Government Pay Your Way

My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) funds for military spouses are available now and may cover up to 100% of your program cost!

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