What does a veterinary office manager do?
Veterinary office managers are responsible for overseeing and coordinating administrative procedures in veterinary clinics or hospitals. In this role, you will ensure that the daily operation of the veterinary office runs smoothly and efficiently by scheduling appointments, billing pet owners for services provided, ordering office supplies, and helping supervise other office staff. In addition, the professional in this role will run the veterinary business to allow veterinarians and clinical veterinary staff to focus on caring for animals instead of the details of running a business.
How to become a certified veterinary office manager?
The typical career path for a veterinary office manager involves earning a high school diploma or GED (although this is not required), then enrolling in a certificate course to learn the job's specifics. Generally, 1-2 years of veterinary and office management experience is preferred by employers. The Veterinary Office Manager course will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in your future career, in addition to putting you on the path to finding employment as a veterinary office manager upon successfully earning your certificate of completion.
How much does a veterinary office manager make?
According to ZipRecruiter, the median salary for veterinary office managers in the United States is just over $41,000. However, you may be able to command a higher salary upon entering the profession by possessing a certification to prove to employers that you have what it takes to run their veterinary offices efficiently. This course also serves as preparation for three certification exams, including the Microsoft Word, Excel, and the QuickBooks Certified User exam.
How long does it take to become a veterinary office manager?
The Veterinary Office Manager course is self-paced and offers open enrollment, so you can start whenever you are ready and finish at your own pace. When you register, you will receive 18 months to complete the course. Employers generally prefer that applicants possess 1-2 years of experience in veterinary and office management, which means this course is a great way to show potential employers you have the fundamentals and skill set needed to perform the duties required in this profession.
What is the difference between a veterinary office manager and a veterinary practice manager?
A veterinary office manager's role is similar to that of a head veterinary receptionist with additional responsibilities. The veterinary office manager does perform management duties where other veterinary office staff are concerned, such as scheduling, inventory orders, accounts receivable, and ensuring consistent application of patient or client services.
On the other hand, a veterinary practice manager is one step above the veterinary office manager on the organizational flow chart. The person in this role spends at least half of their time performing management duties strictly and has some formal professional practice management training. Veterinary practice managers will have all the responsibilities of a veterinary office manager and be responsible for marketing, budgeting, staffing, accounting, fee structures, and equipment and facility management.
Does this course provide a veterinary assistant certification?
The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America has a certification course that began in 2012. Currently, this requires attending a college that also has a veterinary technician certification course. Once NAVTA creates a way for online courses to lead to certification, we will be exploring this avenue.
How do you become a veterinary assistant?
The typical career path for a veterinary assistant involves earning a high school diploma or GED (although this is not required), then enrolling in a certificate course to learn the specifics of the job. Upon earning a certificate, the graduate finds employment as a veterinary assistant. The Veterinary Assistant course from ed2go is a great start; you'll get a professional reference from your instructor that you may use to find a job.
Does this course prepare for a certification?
Yes, you will be prepared for the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User (QBCU) exam and the Microsoft exams MO-201 and MO-211 (Excel) and MO-101 and MO-111 (Word). For students using Microsoft Office 2019/2021, we recommend the MO-201/MO-101 exam and the MO-211/MO-111 exam for Microsoft Office 365 users.
Can I register for a course if I am an international student?
Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.
When can I start the course?
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
How long does it take to complete this course?
This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive eighteen (18) months to complete the course.
What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
What kind of support will I receive?
The course instructor will be available by email to answer any questions and provide feedback on your performance. Occasionally, your course may be supported by a team of industry experts. You will also receive support from the student advising team.
What happens when I complete the course?
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
Am I guaranteed a job?
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
Can I get financial assistance?
This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more about financial assistance.
How can I get more information about this course?
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