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Associate in Applied Science

Veterinary Receptionist Certificate

MCC Campus(es): 
MCC-Maple Woods

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

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

Veterinary Receptionist Certificate

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)
COLL 100 First Year Seminar 1
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
BSAD 221 Business Communications 3
Program Specific Requirements - summer Classes and Evening Classes (See Details Below)
ANHS 130 Veterinary Terminology 2
VETT 100 Veterinary Practice Management 2
Following courses require a "C" or better in BIOL 101 or 106, and ANHS 130
ANHS 140 Animal Diseases of Canine, Feline, and Exotic Pets 2
ANHS 150 Animal Care and Sanitation 2

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
Last Modified: 1/15/20