St. Francis Animal Clinic

Client Relations/Receptionist

May 2018 • Santa Barbara, CA

What I liked

St. Francis is a small vet clinic with a lot of opportunities to get firsthand medical experience (charting, becoming familiar with medications, medical terminology, etc) in a veterinary setting that can translate into the necessary experience in human medicine I need to move forward in terms of applying for medical school, which i ultimately plan to pursue.

What I wish was different

This job is oriented more toward the clerical side of medicine and I would have liked more duties in terms of patient care and working one on one with the patients rather than the pet owners (clients). However, still this position is still extremely beneficial for experience.


Initially, I did not realize how demanding this job would be. The clinic is very fast paced and documents, medications, and paperwork is just as important in animal healthcare as it is in human healthcare. I hadn't ever realized this prior to working at the animal clinic. i would advise applicants to research the requirements and expectations for positions like these, and make sure you understand how important these things are in any medical setting.
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