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Veterinary Technology Program

Veterinary Receptionist Certificate

MCC Campus(es): 
MCC-Maple Woods

Vet Tech Department, 816.604.3235
Email: Chris Morrow Joan Gorman | Natalie Short

Important: MCC recently updated the BSAD course designator for its business courses to either BUSN or ACCT. Please refer to the Business Course Crosswalk (PDF) to determine the name of the new BUSN or ACCT course that will fulfill the BSAD requirement on your degree plan.

Certificate and degree requirements may change! Please consult an academic advisor before enrolling.

Veterinary Receptionist Certificate

Veterinary Assistant Certificate (PDF)

A receptionist in a veterinary office must be able to work with both humans and animals in a caring manner. The receptionist greets patients and their owners, making them feel welcome and safe. Receptionists may answer phones, schedule appointments, collect payments, and dispense medications. They communicate client and patient information to the veterinarian or veterinary technician to aid in patient care. Veterinary receptionists must have great communication and customer service skills, as every person who comes into the office will come in contact with the receptionist.

To start on your path to becoming a Veterinary Receptionist, enroll today!

General Education Requirements (Any MCC Campus)
ENGL 101 Composition & Reading I 3
BIOL 101
BIOL 106
General Biology or
General Zoology
COMM 100
COMM 102
COMM 223
Fundamentals of Speech or
Fundamentals of Human Communication  or
Interpersonal Communication
BUSN 221 Business Communications 3
Program Specific Requirements
ANHS 130 Veterinary Terminology 2
VETT 100 Veterinary Practice Management 2
ANHS 140 Animal Diseases of Canine, Feline, and Exotic Pets 2
ANHS 150 Animal Care and Sanitation 2
Total Credit Hours Required 22

The General Education courses can be taken any semester at any of the five Metropolitan Community College locations.

You have two options available for the Program Specific courses.  They are offered as summer classes on our MCC-Maple Woods campus and as evening classes on our MCC-Blue River campus.

VETT 100 Veterinary Practice Management

  • MCC-Blue River:  Spring Semester evenings
  • MCC-Maple Woods:  Summer Session 

ANHS 130 Veterinary Terminology

  • MCC-Online: Spring, Summer, and Fall Sessions
  • MCC-Blue River: Summer Session evenings
  • MCC-Maple Woods:  Summer Session daytime

ANHS 140 Animal Diseases of Canine, Feline, and Exotic Pets; and ANHS 150 Animal Care and Sanitation

  • MCC-Maple Woods:  Fall Semester