Veterinary Receptionist
Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Job Summary

Occupation Clerical and Administrative
Specialty Receptionist
Location 08505, Bordentown, New Jersey, United States
Visa Sponsorship No

Job Description

Last Update: 4/15/23
Responsibilities include scheduling appointments, answering the telephone, setting up new clients
and patients, preparation and maintenance of medical records, admitting and discharging patients,
filling some prescriptions, over the counter sales, mailings, computer operation, financial transactions,
filing, and front office and reception area maintenance. Receptionists will assume the responsibility
for acquiring the medical and legal information necessary for the performance of their duties.
OYVH offers paid Holidays and vacation after one year of employment. We have a 401(k) for our
employees which OYVH matches 4%.
Other duties:
1. Make a good first impression on clients, smile, be professional. Set a positive tone
2. Maintain a professional appearance (clothes and attitude)
3. Greet clients and pets warmly
4. Be professional, ethical, and friendly at all times, even if clients are being difficult
5. Answer phones, send faxes, get/sort/deliver mail to addressee
6. Make all appointment and then confirm them the day prior or as needed via phone
7. Remind owners to fast patients prior to surgery
8. Contact No-Show appointments to reschedule
9. Promote the practice by attending events, word of mouth, business cards
10.If clients are waiting for an extended period of time, offer refreshments, magazines, or other
things to make client more comfortable
11.Enter all data into computer for clients as we are a paperless office; scan faxes, paper forms,
etc. into computer
12.Serve as initial source of information to clients
13.Mail or e-mail, brochures and other information to prospective clients
14.Understand vaccinations, basic lab tests, common diseases, and pet behavior
15.Know how to use computer software
16.Take payment for services and enter into record
17.Perform day end closeout
18.Assist clients as necessary to make their visits easier. Whenever possible, identify and prepare
for clients/patients with special needs and make arrangements to assist.
19.Move stressed patients or clients into assigned exam room or quiet room.
20.Carry food to cars of clients who are unable to do so
21.Setup new client records
22.Setup/verify accuracy of invoices
23.Maintain cleanliness of the front of the hospital
24.Assist in maintenance of outside of hospital

Receptionist (continued):
25.Take digital photos of clients pets

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26.Verify medication refills
27.If authorized by doctor, call prescriptions in to pharmacies
28.Assist doctor/technicians with procedures as necessary
29.Understand technician duties
30.Attend staff meetings
31.When in doubt, ask questions
32.Continually strive to improve
33.Make suggestions how to improve hospital protocols
34.Help veterinarian or other staff members accomplish other tasks to make hospital run smoothly
35.Be familiar with other job descriptions
36.Read, sign, and follow protocols from the employee manual
37.Be environmentally sound whenever possible

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $16.00 - $19.00 per hour


Flexible schedule
Health insurance
Paid time off


8 hour shift
Evening shift
Monday to Friday
Weekend availability


Veterinary experience: 1 year (Preferred)
Customer service: 4 years (Preferred)

Shift availability:

Day Shift (Required)
Night Shift (Required)

Work Location: In person

Health insurance