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one question in Millbury, Massachusetts

53 months ago

Are veterinary receptionists required to sweep/vacuum and scrub floors?

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linda in Stanfordville, New York

51 months ago

Yes, we all pitch in for helping the team I've mop, sweep and vacumed , cleaned feces from the waitng room, wiped down doors and glass, On the other hand an assisant, will come up and file charts,a vet tech will put notes in the computer, team work makes our day flow easier .I work in a crazy plase because we are all "Fu-----G idiots who are getting no raises and are lucky to just have a job.dealing with real mental issues on the part of bosses, Techs who stroll in 15-25 Minutes late when their start time is 8 AM . Clients in a hurry to drop off animals for Sx( they themselves have to go to work ) and having questions regarding the Sx procedure and I have no vet tech to address any of their concerns Works out well for the doctors, they work part time , make a decent amount of money for what few hours they work Hire Young kids who don't know how to stand up for themselves re verbal abuse .An office manager who wants to be everybodys friend , NO DISIPLINE, Shady doings- writing a letter stating that an animal is not aggressive when it just attacked and put 2 women in the hospital, and we hadn't seen the dog in THREE YEARS!, however our protocol states Dr /Patient relationship is defined bt 1 visit per calander year.To me unethical Comments?

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danielle d in des moines, ia in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

40 months ago

linda in Stanfordville, New York said: Yes, we all pitch in for helping the team I've mop, sweep and vacumed , cleaned feces from the waitng room, wiped down doors and glass, On the other hand an assisant, will come up and file charts,a vet tech will put notes in the computer, team work makes our day flow easier .I work in a crazy plase because we are all "Fu-----G idiots who are getting no raises and are lucky to just have a job.dealing with real mental issues on the part of bosses, Techs who stroll in 15-25 Minutes late when their start time is 8 AM . Clients in a hurry to drop off animals for Sx( they themselves have to go to work ) and having questions regarding the Sx procedure and I have no vet tech to address any of their concerns Works out well for the doctors, they work part time , make a decent amount of money for what few hours they work Hire Young kids who don't know how to stand up for themselves re verbal abuse .An office manager who wants to be everybodys friend , NO DISIPLINE, Shady doings- writing a letter stating that an animal is not aggressive when it just attacked and put 2 women in the hospital, and we hadn't seen the dog in THREE YEARS!, however our protocol states Dr /Patient relationship is defined bt 1 visit per calander year.To me unethical Comments?

this makes me not want to be a receptionist anymore... :(

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loriikiinzz in Jersey City, New Jersey

37 months ago

That's horrible I wanted to do this job tell I read that

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Veronica in Los Angeles, California

37 months ago

loriikiinzz in Jersey City, New Jersey said: That's horrible I wanted to do this job tell I read that

I would not let that discourage you from applying. Being in the vet field is a lot of work, but we also work together as a team. With that being said, we all do have to pitch in and help out when needed. I'm a front desk supervisor and I still clean up poop, vomit, and bathrooms when needed. Just because we work up front doesn't excuse us from doing some of the less appealing jobs.

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Cimawr in Elkton, Maryland

10 months ago

Yes, and more. I've worked in four different clinics, and in every one of them the receptionists are responsible for keeping the waiting room clean during the day AND for cleaning it at the end of the day.
During the day, if an animal eliminates, vomits, or bleeds in the waiting room, the receptionist is responsible for immediately cleaning it up, as well as for sweeping up, vacuuming and "sticky rollering" the floor, rugs, and furniture any time there's visible animal hair. Front desk staff is also responsible for wiping down the windows in the front door several times a day to remove hand and nose prints.
At the close of day, the front desk staff sweeps the floor, then vacuums the rugs, then MOPS the waiting room floor with disinfectant.
In some practices, receptionists then help the tech staff with cleaning cages, litterboxes, and so forth, and nobody leaves until ALL the chores are finished.
In one practice where I worked, front desk staff was also expected to come in on Saturday nights and Sundays and assist the tech staff with cleaning cages and feeding animals.

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eagertofly in Belfast, United Kingdom

10 months ago

I have to laugh at some of the people who apply to work at a Vet office as a receptionist and think it is like any other office job please. It is far from working at any other position. You will clean shyt, blood, vomit and other unidentifiable things on a daily basis. You will deal with incredible smells and puss and all kinds of nasty crap. Why would anyone apply for this and not be prepared is beyond me. I am a Vet at this point. But I started as a Vet Assistant Equine Assistant and grew up on a horse farm.

I also handle HR for every company I work for as I am a specialist. You had better be prepared to enjoy animals and people. Also can you handle multi tasking and short tempers and ignorant attitudes and still keep a smile on your face. One day at a Vets office can be a true eye opener. Also many receptionists as mentioned should be prepared to clean kennels, cat litter boxes, horse stalls it depends large/small mixed. If you are fearful or timid this is not the place to work. Be prepared to muck in and work extremely hard. I love it and would not change my career path. But Assistants, Vet techs, helpers, receptionists all pitch in and that is how it is.

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eagertofly in Belfast, United Kingdom

10 months ago

Bumping

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