Vet Receptionist Appreciation Day – 1st October

The 1st October is recognised as Veterinary Receptionist Appreciation Day; an ideal chance to say a huge thank you to our unsung heroes! From co-ordinating diaries to booking appointments and providing a welcoming smile to our clients and pets, we couldn’t do what we do without them!

Below we have profiled a couple of our wonderful reception team:

Rebecca Reece

I’m Becky, and I’ve been here at Chapel House Vets for 10 years. For the first six years I worked as an animal care assistant (ANA) before moving into the receptionist role. Over the years here I have helped with many waifs and strays and the rehabilitation of wildlife that gets brought in. One occasion that always springs to mind was over Christmas last year, when I helped hand rear a litter of new born dachshund puppies that had been put into the care of our local RSCPA centre.

In my free time I have a pony, Diesel, with whom I roam all over the Derbyshire countryside. I also have an elderly rescue staffy cross called Bailey and a beautiful budgie called Pye.


Jo Smith 

I’m Joanne. I’ve worked on reception for Chapel House Vets for 16 years now!

I really do love working as a receptionist as everyday is different and I get to meet lots of people, and of course, a variety of lovely animals! The best part of working in reception is all of the puppy cuddles we get and it is so satisfying watching them grow up over the years, whilst creating a great bond with the client.

Away from work I enjoy trail running with my cockerpoo, Costa, and I’m a member of a Crossfit gym. I’ve also just started road biking and I have to fit this all in around spending time with my family and two daughters!


Thank you to all of our reception team for the hard work you do!