Running Start for Veterinary Receptionist

Have a passion for animals and customer service?

The animal care industry is growing and needs you! These two pathways provide an excellent overview of the veterinary occupation.

  • Learn the fundamentals of animal medical terminology, customer services, and an overview of the veterinary profession.
  • Opportunity for paid internship following successful completion of the program.
  • Textbooks for this course provided by your high school see step number 9.
  • Students are required to get a CNM Student ID.

Registration Information

VT 1005-502 (Reception Basic Skills)

CRN: 84165

Dates and Time

  • January 17 – April 9
  • Monday 3:00 – 6:45 p.m.


South Valley Campus (map)
5816 Isleta Blvd. SW
Albuquerque, NM
Building II, Room 105

VT 1011-502 (Intro to the Veterinary Profession)

CRN: 84166

Dates and Time

  • January 17 – April 30
  • Wednesday 3 – 5:45 p.m.


South Valley Campus  (map)
5816 Isleta Blvd. SW
Albuquerque, NM
Building II, Room 105


Must have transportation to class and internship location(s)

Career Pathways Covered

Veterinary Receptionist Veterinary Assistant Veterinary Technologist Veterinarian
Entry Level Salary $21,890 $18,060 $21,890 $53,210
Average Salary $32,760 $25,940 $31,800 $88,490
Education Required Certificate Certificate Degree Degree

Source: New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Andrew Mathis

Executive Director Running Start For Careers


Amanda Glennon

Outreach Services Office Central New Mexico Community College


Evelyn Selva, RVT

Industry Partner| VESC

505-224-4222 ext. XXX


Complete the online admissions process by going to Be sure to select Dual Credit as your application type and you won’t be charged for tuition or registration fees.