Veterinary Receptionist

What Does A Veterinary Receptionist Do?

In general, a receptionist assists customers who call on the phone and who walk through the door. Carissa, the receptionist featured in the video, works in a veterinary clinic.

How Do I Become A Veterinary Receptionist?

A high school diploma or equivalent is required to work in this position. Completing a two-year college program in office administration or a related field might make an applicant more competitive.

What is the Average Salary For A Veterinary Receptionist?

High – 44,000
Median – 29,000
Low – 19,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Veterinary Receptionist?

  • English – As much as possible!
  • Writing
  • Communication
  • Typing

What Is The Work Environment For A Veterinary Receptionist?

Receptionists primarily work in doctors offices, dental offices, other health-related offices, and veterinary clinics.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Veterinary Receptionist?

The job outlook for receptionists (in general) looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist. Opportunities are likely to be best in healthcare-related positions.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

What Degree Should I Consider If I Want To Be A Veterinary Receptionist?