The Veterinary Receptionist certificate prepares students with entry level, reception / front office related skills to serve as receptionists or in customer care for veterinary offices, pet stores, feed or agricultural stores, or at grooming or boarding facilities. Students will explore the basics of a variety of animal health professions, acquire skills for reception / front office service, understand veterinary professionalism, and gain skills to excel in veterinary customer service. Veterinary medical terminology and vocabulary supporting animal care fields are included in the certificate courses.
Although the program is not eligible for Federal Financial Aid, there are some possible outside funding options (i.e. VA, DVR, institutional funding, etc.). For more information go to http://www.cnm.edu/depts/financial-aid.
The courses for the Veterinary Receptionist certificate may be applied toward the Veterinary Technology Associate of Applied Science degree. Graduates may decide to continue their education to become a Registered Veterinary Technician by applying to and completing the Veterinary Technology Associate of Applied Science degree.
Employment opportunities are available in veterinary offices, pet stores, feed or agricultural stores, or at grooming or boarding facilities, and other animal related businesses serving in receptionist / front office positions, with an emphasis on customer care and service.
Ten Year Rule for CTE Courses
Career and technical education courses in this program will qualify for credit for a period of ten academic years. Due to changing technologies, trends, and professional demands, courses completed ten or more years in the past will satisfy program requirements only if they are approved by the instructional school in which they were offered. Cohorted programs may have additional restrictions.