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Learn how can help your veterinary business. Whether you’re a veterinary clinic or an animal hospital, our live answering service can provide great value to your practice. We'll address your questions about in general, whether you're interested in our 24/7 phone receptionists, live chat, or both.

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Keeping up is impossible

Incoming calls are unpredictable

Calls come in and there isn't always someone available to answer. Pet emergencies happen at all times of the day and night. When a pet owner is searching for a vet clinic to service their 4-legged companion at midnight, they expect someone to answer their emergency phone call. If their call is left unanswered, they don't have time to leave a voicemail— they're going to call the next veterinary office on their list. While your staff is busy doing what they do best, you can be confident that our virtual receptionist will be there to answer emergency and non-emergency calls. Our veterinary answering service can help with capturing and screening incoming calls, appointment scheduling, and logging details in your systems.


Take care of the animals while we handle the calls

Your team only has so much time. And you can't delegate working with animals. Hand off "the rest" to our receptionists. We can screen calls, schedule appointments, and take payments. With our professional answering service, you can be confident that you won't miss any urgent calls while you're taking care of patients.


Outbound communications yield superior results follows up with your leads for fast, effective screening. We call-back website leads who complete forms and we can take and process payments so you can focus on your veterinary practice.


Capture more business with Live Chat, texts & Facebook

Pet owners come to your website with questions. With 24/7 Live Chat, we respond in seconds and turn web visitors into customers. Even if it is outside normal office hours, potential customers can get their animal care questions answered. We answer texts & Facebook messages, too.

integrations integrates with your software.

Calls, chats, appointments, and payments are automatically logged in your systems. We directly integrate with over 30 programs, including Salesforce, Hubspot, and Zapier.

Calls, chats, appointments, and payments are automatically logged in your systems. We directly integrate with over 30 programs, including Salesforce, Hubspot, and Zapier.

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Everything You Need to Know About Veterinary and Pet Answering Services

The best veterinary and pet answering services do much more than pick up phone calls and take messages for vets. At, we provide virtual receptionists capable of a wide range of services from calling handling, to scheduling, to lead intake, to website chat, and more. Whether you need a virtual receptionist for full-time call handling, overflow support only, after-hours, or triage, here are the answers to the most common questions we receive from veterinarians, pet trainers, and animal sitters

What are the benefits of a veterinary and pet answering service?

Veterinary practices and other pet-related businesses are quite often busy treating pets and providing quality animal care so they usually can’t be expected to answer every call that comes in. Providing quality customer support through a reliable veterinary and pet answering service, however, can help veterinarians and pet providers connect with customers without sacrificing their time. Here are a few of the benefits veterinary practices and pet businesses experience with us:

  • Expanded availability

With a phone answering service that’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, your clients will always have a real person to talk to, whether your business is busy, closed, or on holiday. Your clients’ questions always receive a thoughtful response.

  • Increased leads captured  

Missed calls mean missed opportunities. Don’t miss out on leads just because you’re not always able to pick up the phone. Answering services provide 24/7 availability so your business will never miss another call.

  • Increased work productivity

Through outsourcing call handling to an answering service, you’ll be able to spend time where you need it most and focus on more important work to build your pet business.

  • Enhanced client satisfaction and business reputation

At, we know great customer service and how to deliver it for a range of business types and industries. Our virtual receptionists are trained in customer service and hospitality, so let us put best practices to work for you and deliver an exceptional and professional response that represents your pet business well every time.

  • Save money and time

No need to allocate limited time and money towards hiring an in-house receptionist when you can get all of the services you need and then some with an answering service for a fraction of the price. Pet professionals who sign up for save upwards of $30,000/year.

  • Stay up-to-date with leads and clients

Phone answering services can send your veterinary practice or pet service business detailed call summaries after each call and even provide your clients with chat, social media, and text messaging so your team can keep in contact with your most valued clients.

A veterinary and pet answering service can provide your business with the assistance it needs, whether your team is on a budget, overwhelmed by overflow calls, or simply looking to enrich your company’s customer service. With’s answering service, your pet business can receive even more benefits to help your company accomplish its goals, whatever they may be.’s answering service can provide veterinary practices and pet businesses with…

24/7 availability

After-hours & overflow answering

Bilingual answering

Outbound call-backs

Spam blocking

Appointment scheduling

Sales development

Payment collection

CRM Integration

Lead development

And much more…

With nearly limitless features,’s answering service is guaranteed to grow your company’s productivity, revenue, and outreach. has offered quality service to veterinary practices and pet businesses for years and our clients place their trust in to provide their business with premium support. Read our 5-star reviews to learn why veterinarians and pet professionals prefer

How much money will I save by hiring an answering service for my veterinary practice or pet business compared to an in-house receptionist?

The expenses of a receptionist is one of the most important factors to consider when deciding on whether to hire an answering service or a traditional, in-house receptionist. Let’s look at the usual cost for an in-house receptionist.

The average salary nation-wide for an in-house receptionist is about $37,000 and they often come with hefty, additional fees, such as:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance, costing about $11,000/year
  • Life and disability insurance, costing about $2,000/year
  • 401K’s, retirement and pension plans, costing about $2,000/year
  • Paid sick leave, holidays, and vacations, costing about $5,500/year
  • Commuting reimbursement, costing about $5,000/year
  • Child care subsidy and parental leave, costing about $3,000/year
  • Health and wellness programs, costing about $1,000/year
  • Bonus pay, costing about $2,000/year
  • Company retreats, team bonding events, and employee outings, costing about $4,000/year
  • Free lunch, snacks, and drinks, costing about $3,500/year

Total Cost, Including Salary: $77,000/year

If your veterinary practice or pet business is located in a highly populated area, that price could be even higher. In-house receptionists can add to that cost when they inevitably come in late, call in sick, request time off, take personal leaves of absence, go on vacation, and so on. Contrarily,’s virtual receptionists can accomplish the same tasks as an in-house receptionist and then some, barring coffee runs and supply restocks, of course, and are much more affordable, as your company doesn’t have to pay for any time off, benefits, or salaries.’s answering service costs as little as $140/month, with no hidden or unexpected fees. Your business could save over $35,000/year, not to mention up to $42,000/year in benefits beyond salary payments, by opting to hire an answering service instead of an in-house receptionist. Not only will your pet business or veterinary practice save money, but your business will also be able to optimize productivity and revenue like never before. Unlike in-house receptionists, virtual receptionists can answer calls outside of normal operating hours, which is far more important than you might recognize, as 27% of leads call after hours.’s agents can answer live chats, texts, and social media messages. SMS answering can be overlooked, but over 46% of customers prefer communicating with businesses through text.

It’s critical for businesses to respond promptly, as over 67% of clients base their decision to hire a business on the initial responsiveness to their call or email. Long waiting periods encourage leads to take their business elsewhere and you may not have the chance to explain why you’re the right veterinary practice or pet business to hire. Virtual receptionists can act as a sales representative on behalf of your team by making outbound calls to convert more leads and make more sales. With’s veterinary and pet service answering service, your business can receive all the benefits of an in-house worker without the unnecessary cost. Read our article to learn more about the differences between an in-house vs. a virtual receptionist.

What common scenarios do veterinary practices and pet businesses use virtual receptionist services for?

Running a veterinary practice or a pet business can get hectic, from managing projects and tasks to overseeing company development and growth. Businesses like these constantly face issues that impact their ability to succeed. The most common scenarios that veterinarian practices and pet service businesses use virtual receptionist services for are:

  • I can’t afford to hire staff, but still need “front desk” support

“Front desk” support is an invaluable way to provide veterinary practices and pet businesses with regular administrative assistance that can help operations run a lot more smoothly. When businesses have a limited budget, however, they may not be able to afford pricey in-house receptionists, especially when they already have to pay for pet supplies, medical tools, marketing, and advertising.

  • I need time to focus without constant interruptions from calls

Calls come in whether your veterinary practice or pet business is available to answer them or not. When pet care professionals have to answer phone calls in addition to their regular duties, they may lose focus and fall behind on important tasks. On average, it takes about 23 minutes to get back to a task after being interrupted by a phone call.

  • My business is growing and my team can’t handle it all

Businesses grow and it can be difficult to keep up. With calls that need to be answered, appointments that need to be scheduled, and invoices that need to be sent, it’s easy for teams to feel overwhelmed.

  • I can’t offer around-the-clock availability to answer calls

When the work day ends, employees want to go home and enjoy their free time away from clients, but calls don’t stop coming in and leads can often be missed, as over 27% of leads call outside of normal business hours. Businesses may not be able to provide after-hours availability, but may still want to offer accessible customer service.

If your veterinary practice or pet business is experiencing one or any of these scenarios, an answering service can help by allowing you to outsource these tasks directly to a professional live agent. An answering service will take on some of the more time-consuming responsibilities, addressing and alleviating the tedious issues your business faces.’s virtual receptionists can accomplish the same, whether your pet company needs extra support handling phone calls, blocking spam, or qualifying leads. By eliminating the need to dedicate time to screening calls and answering clients’ questions, your veterinary practice or pet business can get back to focusing on more important work without dismantling your client relationships.

What are the common problems that indicate my veterinary practice or pet company needs a virtual receptionist service?

Veterinary practices and pet businesses, like any business, often find themselves in compromising situations that require outsourced assistance to resolve. Some of the most common challenges are:

  • I don't have the time to answer every incoming call

With a limited staff and an endless list of assignments, pet businesses frequently struggle to answer phones and respond to messages from clients in addition to their regular duties. Running a pet business and providing quality customer service simultaneously is understandably difficult and lead to poor performance in both.

  • I’m spending my whole day on administrative tasks and can’t get productive, real work done

With the cost of in-house receptionists being as high as it is, veterinary practices and pet businesses are regularly left to delegate daily tasks themselves. Despite spending a large portion of their day performing administrative duties, teams often struggle to balance their important projects with their regular office tasks.

  • I’m missing calls from new business leads and it's costing me money

Responding to each call can feel unrealistic and unmanageable for veterinary practices and pet businesses that have higher priority assignments to address. Businesses can easily fall behind on responding to new inquiries so potential leads can be frequently missed. Leads don't wait for call-backs. They call the next pet business or veterinary practice in the search results. If businesses fail to pick up, they not only lose a lead, they lose ROI, money on marketing campaigns and ad spend, as well as conversion rates from ads.

  • My competition is beating me to new clients

With the crowded marketplace for veterinary practices and pet businesses being what it is, it can be a major obstacle for businesses to distinguish themselves and stand out amongst other similar businesses. Providing quality customer service through quick and thoughtful responses can place businesses above their competitors, but many pet professionals don't have the time to do so.

  • I’m struggling to find and keep new clients

One of the most vital, yet challenging aspects of growing a successful business is obtaining and keeping new clients. With so much time and effort being dedicated to existing clients, pet businesses and veterinary practices may not have the opportunity to seek out and nurture new clients. Veterinarians and pet care professionals who spread their workload too thin may not be able to deliver quality customer service. Slow response times may frustrate customers and hurt client loyalty and retention, as well.

  • I can’t keep track of all of my clients’ data

Maintaining detailed phone records and call summaries can be overwhelming for pet businesses and veterinary practices who disperse client data across a multitude of software platforms. Knowing how, when, and why clients call is significant for any business hoping to successfully navigate client relationships, but unfortunately, is not always easy to accomplish.

If your veterinarian practice or pet business is facing any of these challenges, a virtual receptionist service may be useful. One of the many great things about is that our services fit your business needs, not the other way around. Our virtual receptionists can allocate time where you need it most and address the specific issues your business face, whether you need help qualifying and intaking new clients or sending invoices and collecting payments. Sign up for a free trial today and see how’s virtual receptionists can alleviate the problems your pet business faces.

What do I need to prepare to get started with a veterinary and pet virtual receptionist service?

Determining which services are important to your veterinary practice or pet business is a good place to start. To figure out which services would be best for your business, ask yourself what problems or opportunities you face that a virtual receptionist service can address:

  • Does your veterinary practice or pet business need some additional help nurturing leads?
  • Does your veterinary practice or pet business struggle to answer phone calls and social media messages?
  • Does your veterinary practice or pet business have difficulty sending out payment reminders?

Whatever it may be,’s virtual receptionists can adjust their service to better suit your business needs.

After that, contemplate what services would best fit your company’s activity level:

  • Does your business receive hundreds of calls a day or just a few?
  • Do you receive more online messages than calls?
  • Would your business benefit from 24/7 phone answering or would you prefer a particular time frame, such as 9-to-5, for answering calls?

Whether you get fifty calls a month or five, can customize your virtual receptionist service to fit your business activity so you only pay for what you need.

All you have to do next is sign up. Getting started with’s virtual receptionist service is simple and fast. No annual contracts, no setup fees, and no need to supply scripts.

Follow three simple steps:

  1. Complete a new client form – Just answer a few, quick questions about your pet business and the preferences you have and we’ll get you started. We’ll use your answers to customize the way our virtual receptionists answer your calls and your clients’ questions.
  2. Get a 14-day/20-call free trial – Experience our fully-featured service first hand for free and learn how’s virtual receptionist can fit into your company. We’ll collaborate with you throughout to make sure you’re getting the most out of your risk-free trial. No credit card required!
  3. Pick a monthly plan – At the end of 14 days or 20 relevant calls – whichever comes first – we’ll recommend a plan based on your company’s usage during your free trial and you get to choose what plan works best for your business. If you end up not liking the plan you chose, you can change it at any time.

Whether your veterinarian practice or pet business is looking for a full-time virtual receptionist or an occasional phone answering service, can offer customized assistance to your team with quality customer service, lead screening, and sales development. When you sign up with, you won’t just be gaining a virtual receptionist service, you’ll be gaining a professional, reliable, and friendly new team member who’s guaranteed to transform your business.

Learn more about how to get started with’s virtual receptionist service.

" is our inbound sales team. Having a trained and personable voice has transformed our ability to answer the phone and convert callers to clients."
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CMIT Solutions of Downtown Chicago
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