Q&A: Samantha Benasutti
Samantha Benasutti is the Chief Scribe for both Care Center Centerville and Care Center Cincinnati veterinary providers in Ohio. She has a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and is a mom of two rambunctious boys. We asked Samantha about her experience working with ScribeAmerica:
How did you get started with ScribeAmerica?
A year into Covid and 1.5 years of being a stay-at-home mom, I was ready to re-enter the veterinary world. I was a Veterinary Assistant for 9 years, but was not sure I wanted to return as an assistant due to the compassion fatigue and burnout I experienced. As an assistant, I was able to witness and experience the vast amounts of recordkeeping the providers are required to maintain. I was ecstatic to find ScribeAmerica and learn they were hiring scribes for a new veterinary program. Becoming a scribe has allowed me to continue my love of veterinary medicine, while at the same time help the veterinarians and staff provide the best care possible to their patients.
What is it about ScribeAmerica’s culture that keeps you engaged?
I love that ScribeAmerica pushes its scribes to constantly obtain new knowledge. The program really encourages its scribes to learn something new every day. While some scribes are in school and may only be with the company short term while in school, there is also room for growth within the company.
What advice would you give to future scribes?
I would advise future scribes to ensure they are able to communicate efficiently and effectively with the veterinarian and staff. Communication is key when it comes to providing the best care to patients. I recommend to all scribes to obtain feedback on a daily basis from the veterinarians so they can continue to grow and develop as a scribe.
Would you recommend being a scribe to others? Why?
I do highly recommend being a scribe to others. Even when one is not in the veterinary field, becoming a scribe allows one to learn how to communicate effectively with others, experience teamwork, and gain valuable experience within the medical field. This can also help one decide if the veterinary or medical field is the right fit for them.
Interested in entering the animal healthcare field? Learn more about ScribeAmerica’s new Veterinary Scribe program at scribeamerica.com/veterinary-scribes.