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A veterinary receptionist performs various office duties at a veterinarian's office including answering phone calls, opening mail, setting appointments, dealing with patients and often collecting and processing payments from clients when their office visit is over. A veterinary receptionist must also be comfortable working with animals.
Veterinary receptionists typically work in a veterinary office, clinic, kennel or hospital. Their duties include:
Veterinary receptionist tends to be an entry-level position, but there are significant opportunities for advancement. With time and experience, you can eventually be promoted to office manager or veterinary technician.
Because this job is at a doctor's office, it may involve evening, holiday or weekend hours. The schedule will depend entirely on the hours of operation of the office as well as the need for after-hours care of patients.