Veterinary Receptionist Career Training
CareerStep’s Veterinary Receptionist program provides you with diverse experience and skills to work as a veterinary assistant and receptionist in a veterinary or medical practice. This career path offers many benefits:
You’ll finish with the skills and experience you need to be successful in both veterinary clinics and medical offices.
Competitive salaries and benefits
Veterinary assistants and receptionists enjoy competitive salaries and the potential for traditional employment benefits.
Veterinary assistants earn between $22,000 and $31,000, and veterinary receptionists can earn between $28,000 and $41,000 annually.*
The healthcare industry is one of the largest in the country, and opportunities for receptionists are available in nearly every type of healthcare facility.
Quick completion timeline
The program is designed so you can be trained and working in as little as four months of full-time study with CareerStep’s flexible, online course.
Finish with the skills you need to pass the Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam to help set you apart from other job candidates.
Over 100,000 CareerStep learners can’t be wrong. Choose CareerStep and train to become a veterinary assistant or receptionist to quickly start a rewarding career in thousands of veterinary and medical practices across the nation*Salary figures reported by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Veterinary Receptionist Job Description and Earning Potential
What will I be doing as veterinary receptionist?
With CareerStep’s training program, you’ll gain the skills you need to work as a veterinary assistant or receptionist in any type veterinary or medical practice. This will give you job market flexibility and will position you to move into a veterinary practice manager role as you gain experience. Let’s take a look at each of these roles.
Veterinary assistants help veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and technologists care for animals in clinics and practices nationwide. Responsibilities typically include the following:
- Feeding, bathing, and exercising animals
- Cleaning and disinfecting cages, kennels, and examination and operation rooms
- Restraining animals during examination and laboratory procedures
- Monitoring and caring for animals after surgery
Veterinary receptionists keep the administrative aspects of the practice running smoothly, performing a variety of responsibilities:
- Creating and updating electronic health records
- Managing the day-to-day operations of a medical facility
- Scheduling and coordinating appointments
- Verifying patient insurance
The 24/7 nature of healthcare makes nights and weekend schedules a possibility for professionals in these fields. However, it’s important to keep in mind that most office administration staff work more standard day-time hours.
How much can I make as a veterinary receptionist?
Salaries for veterinary assistants and receptionists vary by employer, geographic location, and experience. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that veterinary assistants earn between $22,000 and $31,000, annually and veterinary receptionists earn between $28,000 and $41,000 a year a year. With experience, you may also be able to move into a veterinary practice manager position where you could earn nearly $46,000 per year according to Payscale.com.
Through CareerStep’s Veterinary Receptionist program, you will also be prepared to take the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam so you are ready to hit the ground running in your new career.