Veterinary Receptionist

Reception | Palatine, IL

   Seeking an independent, compassionate Part Time Receptionist to join our team!

No weekend hours!

Why Loving Care Animal Hospital in Palatine, IL?
Loving Care Animal Hospital was proudly awarded DVM Insider's #124 of the Top 500 Veterinary Clinics in the Country! ​Our goal is to provide the highest standard of veterinary care in a compassionate manner, to develop an open, honest alliance with our clients and to celebrate the human animal bond. We realize that your animal companions are beloved family members and we strive to treat them with special attention.
Our Commitment to Diversity:
We are dedicated to establishing a culture that celebrates all forms of diversity and allows us to be an inclusive service provider in this community.
Who are we looking for?
Applicants must have a professional work ethic, positive personality, excellent communication skills, the ability to multi-task efficiently in a fast paced environment, provide a calm demeanor and have a passion for delivering exceptional care to clients. Prefer applicants to have veterinary experience, but will consider front desk experience over two years in any other field.
Requirements & Responsibilities:
  • Greet clients and their pets and complete the appointment sign in process which can include: inputting and retrieving information from the computer, confirming the reason for the appointment, receiving and confirming the client's contact information, letting the medical team know the patient has arrived and escort the client to the exam room with their pet.
  • Assist clients with check-out including, but not limited to: ensuring services and product sales are correctly accounted, using the practice management software system, handling money, processing credit and debit cards, accepting and recording various forms of payment, and setting future appointments for follow-up visits.
  • Answer phone calls from clients requesting appointments, asking questions about the hospital, requesting medication refills and call into pharmacy if needed as authorized by a veterinarian.
  • Make outbound phone calls to remind clients of upcoming appointments as well as reminding owners to fast their pet for surgery, set appointments for pets due for services, etc.
  • Understand common vaccination protocols, basic lab tests, common diseases, veterinary terminology and pet behavior.
  • Assist in cleanliness and maintenance of the hospital to ensure a great client experience.


We’re dedicated to your well-being and offer a comprehensive package and professional development opportunities to support your work and home life. These include:

  • Competitive salary - $18 - $20 per hour, determined by the candidate's skills, experience, and qualifications.
  • 401(k) plan
  • Guardian voluntary benefits
  • Generous pet benefits!

Next steps:
If your application seems like a good fit for the position we will contact you soon to schedule a phone interview. Please do not call the office directly to follow up on your application. Thank you for your understanding!