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Personally rewarding, professionally disappointing

Hospital Manager (Former Employee)

ProsCompassionate and caring individuals
Team-focused work environment
Great discounts on care and medicine for pets of full-time employees
Excellent quality of medicine at some VCA Hospitals

ConsInconsistent in quality of service across hospitals.
"Wage freezes" for all employees despite obvious corporate investment in projects like "Scriptright," "Vethical" and accruing new practices
Non-existent or rarely used training protocols for new-hires
Communication from the corporate office was inconsistent, confusing, and usually hard to reinforce that the hospital level

Advice to Senior ManagementEven after being part of VCA/Antech for nearly 2 years, I am still unable to describe what this company stands for or the public image it wants the consumer to believe in . I know what the mission statement 'says', and while I see the assistants, techs, and most of the vets working compassionately and professionally on the front lines, I never saw that reinforced by management or 'corporate'.
As a company, VCA needs to refocus it's growth internally. Hourly employees are rarely given raises, even after years of hard work and loyalty, and from what I can tell, most can barely afford the cost of living on what they make, let alone afford the sub-par health insurance. In my time with the company I saw a lot of outstanding and talented employees leave for greener pastures (including myself). If this company isn't willing to invest in good-hiring practices, training, and retaining its employees, I don't think it has a very bright future,
Also, I often felt like management was perpetuating this idea that "the veterinary field just doesn't pay well, so you gotta love what you do". I know what the numbers look like, and while we all can't be pulling in six figures, it's wrong not to offer fair benefits and decent annual raises to loyal and dedicated employees because it should be enough for them to feel the 'reward' of helping animals. The reason we chose this profession is because of our love for helping animals, it's manipulative and unfair to use our compassion as a means of denying proper compensation for a job well done.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    1 person found this helpful  

    Frustrating Work place

    Receptionist (Former Employee)

    I worked at VCA Antech


    Pros: Excellent medical care provided by caring Veterinarians. Opportunities for advancement depending… Cons: Obsolete practice managemen systems. Unwilling to spend money for modern phone systems. Failed to deal with conflicts between front-office staff and treatment… Advice to Senior Management: Look at your practice from the eyes of a client… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    can't wait to leave

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at VCA Antech


    Pros: The company is so massive it might be different in what division/office you work at. If you… Cons: HORRIBLE benefits, minimum required by state. 2 weeks vacation and 1 week sick, no berevement, no jury duty?!? No short term disability? … Advice to Senior Management: Improve benefits, improve work/life balance. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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