VCA Antech Reviews

Updated August 10, 2015
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VCA Antech Chairman, President, and CEO Bob Antin
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Pros
  • Good employee discount, a lot of encouragement for staff involvement (in 16 reviews)

  • Pet discounts, surrounded by people who love animals all day at the hospital level, so most are dedicated and really care (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • As a hospital manager or medical director, you have to bend the rules to keep good employees and clients (in 7 reviews)

  • Upper management thinks so highly of themselves they fail to remember they are also human beings (in 7 reviews)

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  1. manage and review sales and purchase agreements

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contract Administrator in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Contract Administrator in Southlake, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VCA Antech full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    integrated team aids productivity close knit unit with proactive management.

    Cons

    Assigned projects to benefit top management VIP's often contrived and unrealistic.

    Advice to Management

    Analysis of cost benefits of potential agreements.


  2. Working at Murphy Road

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at VCA Antech full-time

    Pros

    Great place for learning. Very professional, everyone is kept to high standards.

    Cons

    So many renovations! Not all of which were wanted by the staff...

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up with regards to training!


  3. AP Admin

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    Current Employee - AP Clerk in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - AP Clerk in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VCA Antech full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Simple tasks to be performed, and the people are easy going.

    Cons

    Not any significant ones. Seems like a great company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Difficult Change From Private Practice to Corporation

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Animal Care Attendant in Flower Mound, TX
    Former Employee - Animal Care Attendant in Flower Mound, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at VCA Antech full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -good benefits -overall postive work environment -flexible hours

    Cons

    -clients are unhappy with change and company is unsympathetic -extreme price increase

    Advice to Management

    none


  6. Helpful (2)

    Not much different than most other hospitals in the area.

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    Current Employee - Certified Veterinary Technician in Cheshire, CT
    Current Employee - Certified Veterinary Technician in Cheshire, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at VCA Antech full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    job security working for a large corp, pet benefits, decent health insurance, multiple job opportunities in other locations,

    Cons

    management that doesn't listen, and is non-complaint with its own rules and regulations, no raises or performance reviews for years at a time, will work employees until they drop with no care about work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    I have a lot to say, but they wouldn't listen...


  7. It was a great team, although sometimes we were stretched thin.

    Former Employee - Veterinary Medical Technician in Saratoga, CA
    Former Employee - Veterinary Medical Technician in Saratoga, CA

    I worked at VCA Antech part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very good about paying overtime, decent time-off policies, schedules were, for the most part, accommodating to your personal life.

    Cons

    Felt short staffed at times.

    Advice to Management

    More staff!


  8. Helpful (3)

    Great for DVMs. Support staff is underpaid.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Veterinary Assistant in Delaware, OH
    Former Employee - Veterinary Assistant in Delaware, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VCA Antech full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fair employee discount. Good training. Ability to advance.

    Cons

    The veterinary departments rely on the not certified vet assistants to do a lot of grunt work, but they are also expected to do many tasks that only certified techs should be doing. That's a lot of free/ discounted labor for VCA .

    Advice to Management

    Pay your vet receptionist, vet techs assist, and kennel techs more. The turnover rate is crazy.


  9. Pleasant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends

    I worked at VCA Antech as a contractor

    Pros

    The staff is great and everyone gets along/tries to help each other.

    Cons

    Sometimes it gets frustrating with scheduling/not enough staff, but for the most part the shifts are staffed adequately.

    Advice to Management

    none at the moment


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good company for performers

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A good place to work if you're a type-A personality with good performance to back up your work. Company definitely rewards those who can demonstrate value.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be challenging at times, but the rewards are there for those looking for them. This is definitely not a place where you can hide. Benefits are below average for a company of this size.


  11. Helpful (1)

    It's not Disneyworld

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VCA Antech full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Hospitals have access to high quality equipment Company invests in employees through continuing education Company matching funds for 401k

    Cons

    Company rolls out too many 'programs' at one time making it very difficult to execute each one well. Each support office department does not seem to know what another is doing so there is often a funnel effect on the hospitals.

    Advice to Management

    Some peopler are "more equal than others" - George Orwell. Sadly, this is part of the culture at VCA.



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