Veterinary Client Service Representative — MedCerts

$4,000

Tuition
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12 Weeks

Program Length

CMAA, CSC

Certifications

$35,000

Avg. Starting Salary
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What does a Veterinary Client Service Representative do?

As the face of the veterinary hospital, the customer service representatives are the first person the pet owner encounters on the phone or in person. The primary role of a veterinary client service representative (VCSR) is to provide excellent support to pet owners. They also provide assistance to the entire veterinary hospital or pet care team. VCSRs handle all aspects of the veterinary hospital's front desk, managing the flow of client visits and assisting to educate clients on general health topics and medications. They also prepare estimates and invoices, schedule appointments, handle financial transactions, manage medical records and are an essential part of any veterinary hospital team. 

249,821
Entry Level Jobs Available In The US
According to Burning Glass jobs data, Veterinary Client Service Representatives will see available jobs grow 29% over the next ten years

Veterinary Client Service RepresentativeMedCerts Tuition Options

We believe everyone should have access to higher education. With the option to pay in full, break down payments or utilize government grant funding, we help expand that access.

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$4,000
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$357
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Training OptionsVeterinary Client Service Representative

MedCerts programs are one of the fastest and most affordable ways to receive a quality education that leads not only to a credential, but also a career

MedCerts Two and Four Year Colleges Other Online Programs
Program & Tuition Cost $4000 average Up to $20,000 $3000 average
Exam Fees, Books & Materials Included Up to $750 Up to $750
Career Ready In 3-6 months 24-48 months 3-6 months
Schedule Flexibility On-demand 24/7 Set Class Schedule On-demand 24/7
Travel Requirements None - 100% online On-Campus Classrooms None - 100% online
Curriculum Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit hour requirements Exam-specific only
Student Support Personal Student Advisors, Subject Matter Experts & 24/7 support Professors - scheduled office hours Support Inbox
Career Coaching 1-1 Coaching + Career Toolkit to prepare for a lasting career Access to Career Services Dept. None
Content Delivery 3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning Professor lectures Typically videos & presentations

This table is for reference only. Actual prices, durations and features may vary. Pricing is based on full-cost tuition for a Medical Assistant or similar program before any financial aid.

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VA 4000 Veterinary Client Service Representative

If you love animals and are inspired to play a part in helping keep them healthy, a career as a Veterinary Client Service Representative is a great starting point. 

This program prepares graduates for employment at private and chain animal hospitals or clinics, humane societies, boarding kennels, pet grooming centers and retail pet supply stores. Students learn about the veterinary healthcare team, medical records, medical terminology, medical office procedures, administration, basic pharmacology, proper animal handling, Microsoft Office basics and the principles behind providing top-notch customer service. 

While VCSRs primarily work with human customers, they may also be called upon to provide basic animal care. To best prepare students for these responsibilities, our students learn the basics of animal nutrition, bathing, wellness, breed identification and animal restraint.

Graduates of this program will be prepared to take the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam sponsored by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) and will attain the status of Customer Service Certified (CSC) as designated by the Professional Association for Customer Engagement (PACE). The CMAA certification, while primarily purposed for traditional human medical office administration, still aligns to an animal care environment and will give graduates a leg-up on their competition. 

*Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and have a High School diploma or GED. Many employers will require that you have suitable vision and hearing (normal or corrected), suitable psychomotor skills, hand-eye coordination, finger agility, and be able to stand for an extended period.

skills gained

  • Gain knowledge and skills in preparation for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) credentialing exam
  • Demonstrate ability to identify a variety of dog and cat breeds commonly seen in the veterinary hospital
  • Demonstrate an understanding of veterinary preventative care and common medications
  • Gain knowledge of basic dog and cat handling and restraint techniques
  • Discuss patient scheduling and related tasks for provider scheduling, diagnostic testing and procedures
  • Distinguish between office logistic tasks related to medical records, financial procedures and mail processing
  • Demonstrate ability to utilize core Microsoft Office products to effectively contribute to the office environment
  • Recognize proper office opening and closing procedures, patient communication, computer skills and telephone etiquette
Enrollment Requirements
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Web browser with internet connection
  • Course registration & payment
Materials Included
  • Expert-led video based training
  • eBook: Kinn's The Administrative Medical Assistant by Niedzwiecki, Pepper and Weaver
  • Competency assessments
  • National Certification exam fee
Student Services
  • Dedicated Student Success Advisors
  • Tailored support based on performance & behavior
  • Exam preparation process
  • Career Services Advisor

courses taken

CS 1011

Customer Service Professional I

16 hours
Length
1 Week
Duration

This module is a unique and entertaining course designed to prepare individuals across all job titles with the core skills needed to satisfy customers of all types.  Each customer, patient, or client is critical whether you work within a call center, retail store or pharmacy, medical office/clinic, or business office.  No organization can afford to overlook or neglect the power of customer service skills.  The course includes six (6) modules on topics such as Why Customer Service Matters, What Customers Want, Essential Customer Service Skills Part I and Part II, Handling Complaints and Dealing with Angry People, and Customer Service as a Strategic Marketing Tool.  These modules are the components of the “Through the Customer’s Eyes” course that has been used to train a variety of front-line service providers across many industries and disciplines.  Within each module, students are assessed on the topics covered.  Students completing this course will attain the status of “Customer Service Certified” (CSC) as designated by the Professional Association for Customer Engagement (PACE).

  • Appreciate why first-rate customer service adds value to every organization
  • Understand how to determine what the customer wants and provide confidence in your product
  • Know how to deal with complaints and apply the four core skills for high quality service
  • Create value and play a part in profitability through performance and productivity
  • Enhance your company's market position by demonstrating what differentiates your company from the competition
HI 1011

Medical Office Procedures and Administration

96 hours
Length
6 Week
Duration

This course will introduce the student to the Health care industry, its environment along with the day to day skill set and knowledge required to fulfill a position as a Medical Administrative Assistant. Modules include Professional Behavior, Communication, Law and Ethics, Law and Medicine, Daily Operations, Telephone Techniques, Appointment Scheduling, Correspondence, Computers, HIPPA Regulations, Records Management, Information Management, Basics of Coding, Health Insurance Basics, Professional Fees, Accounting and Bookkeeping, Banking and Financial Management, Practice Management, Marketing and Customer Service. 

  • Follow HIPAA & HITECH Compliance Laws
  • Understand the different kinds of insurances and plans
  • Perform Medical Front Office Procedures
  • Schedule Patients
  • Provide Patient Education
MS 1000

Microsoft Office Basics

16 hours
Length
1 Week
Duration

This set of courses includes basic (Level 1) training on the 3 core applications within the Microsoft Office Suite. Students learn the range of skills needed to create professional-quality documents and spreadsheets, and are trained to effectively use email communication tools in the office environment. The content covered includes how to create, edit and enhance documents in Microsoft Word, how to organize, calculate and analyze information in Microsoft Excel, and students will learn the basics of using email within Microsoft Outlook.

  • Prepare, edit, and enhance documents in Microsoft Word
  • Apply methods to organize, calculate, and analyze information using Microsoft Excel
  • Prepare and send professional email messages from within the Microsoft Outlook environment
VA 3010

Veterinary Office Fundamentals

64 hours
Length
4 Week
Duration

The Veterinary Office Fundamentals course prepares students for an exciting career in animal care or an administrative role in veterinary medical healthcare. Students gain a fundamental understanding of how a veterinary office functions, and include core topics such as Veterinary Hospital Basics, Veterinary Front Desk, Basic Animal Care and Handling and Basic Pharmacology. Additional topics include Medical Terminology, Safety and OSHA Standards, and animal/breed identification. 

In this course, students are exposed to a variety of eLearning elements that allow for hands-on interaction with the screen for an engaging education. An immersive environment and interactivities will provide the student opportunities to practice key skills performed as a central service technician. In addition to video-based instruction and 3D environments, a variety of other learning methods are utilized for engagement, entertainment and inspiration throughout training.

  • Gain knowledge of veterinary hospital office procedures
  • Gain knowledge of veterinary medical terminology
  • Gain an understanding of veterinary medical record management 
  • Identify a variety of dog and cat breeds commonly seen in a veterinary hospital
  • Gain an understanding of veterinary preventative care and common medications
  • Gain knowledge of basic dog and cat handling and restraint techniques 
COURSES DURATION
CS 1011 1
HI 1011 6
MS 1000 1
VA 3010 4
Total Program Duration 12 Week

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