Veterinary: Medical Scribe

Now accepting applications for summer programs
 

Apply by May 17 to meet the priority deadline. Applications received after the deadline may still be considered if there is space available. 

Important things to know before applying:

  • Students must be logged in to their district account to submit an application
  • Applications take 15-20 minutes to complete
  • Students will be asked to provide contact information for themselves and a parent/guardian
  • Programs have age requirements, please review details before applying

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Veterinary doctor examining a dog with a scribe at her computer.

The veterinary scribe certificate program is an online course that introduces students to basic anatomy and medical terminology associated with physical exams, diagnostics, and pharmacology. In addition, students learn how to navigate a medical record, including documenting and charting the veterinary visit and associated regulations. This certificate is recommended for individuals interested in starting a career in the medical or veterinary field.  

Summer 2024 Program Details

  • Application deadline: May 17 is the priority deadline. Applications received after the deadline may be considered if there is space.
  • Program dates: Summer 2024 (asynchronous/online).
    • Optional hands-on activities at Lincoln.
  • Meeting location: Online
  • Notify selected applicants: early June
  • Approximate hours to complete: 100 to 130 (depending on background knowledge of medical terminology and animal anatomy/physiology)
  • Certifications: Junior Verterinary Scribe Certificate of Completion by Washington State University
  • Completion stipend: $500 (upon successful completion of all program components)
  • Credits toward graduation: 0.5 elective credits
  • Total spots available: 15
  • Special considerations for this program: Must be at least 16 years old to receive certifications. Younger students may apply but are not eligible to earn certifications.
  • For additional information, please contact Jeff Klancke: jklanck@tacoma.k12.wa.us

Vet/Medical Scribe Careers by the Numbers 

*Please note, the information below is for a medical scribe, as a veterinary scribe is not individually listed as a job

Average Salary (as of 3/7/24): $50,699 source (as a remote scribe working in the veterinary field, hourly rates go up to $26 per hour)

Required Education: Proficient typing skills, knowledge of medical terminology, and/or course work/certifications

Job Outlook: Varies based on the support position (which a scribe is often a part of)- The demand for support staff in veterinary medicine is skyrocketing at this time, and will continue to do so for quite some time. The addition of the scribe skill set will increase a team members value within the clinic as an assistant, receptionist or other support staff role. Since scribe

Current Job Postings: On indeedScribeAmerica

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