VCA Antech

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3 people found this helpful  

Work at a vca only to gain some experience and then get out

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Current Employee - Certified Technician
Current Employee - Certified Technician

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

Pros

good pet discounts, great coworkers, most doctors are wonderful and great to work with, flexible schedule, some sweet pets among the spoiled and poorly behaved ones...

Cons

poor pay, HORRIBLE health insurance with an unaffordable deductible, insulting pay raises (if any at all), no reviews, lack of recognition, lack of encouragement for technicians, constant feeling of guilt if you ever want to take a vacation. Management never acknowledges any contributions from the team and takes all the credit. Supervisors are put into those positions but then left with their hands tied in many situations but then questioned as to why certain things aren't done because it's "in their job description". Clueless regional team that honestly seems to know nothing about veterinary medicine, inept regional medical director that is unprofessional and unhelpful. Corporate puts money in areas that is wasteful, i.e. branding heart worm and flea and tick products to actually try and compete with internet pharmacies. Our hospital had broken equipment, faucets, kennel doors, cabinets, clogging drains, sharp metal pieces in cages, floors coming up, and nothing was ever fixed. Under-qualified and under-educated staff members were pushed into technician roles and forced into learning tech skills, often to the detriment of patients....it was cheaper to pay these people $11 an hour instead of paying a qualified technician. Technicians forced to do many tasks that are illegal in other states. If you were a qualified technician, VCA would prefer to mold you into a manager and had no interest in you furthering or enhancing your technician skills because they feel that technicians are a dime-a-dozen and are paid as such.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I used to have a positive feeling about VCA and thought I would be with them for a long time...and then recently I realized that they are greedy and do not care about their hard working employees. Offer better benefits to lure good talent, acknowledge hard workers, get rid of bad apples, and encourage professional development.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    worked at hospital 28 plus years, vca takes over, fired in 4 months

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    Former Employee - Veterinary Technician in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Veterinary Technician in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at VCA Antech full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    cannot list any because there aren't any

    Cons

    was promised would be treated as a "tenured" worker, i.e. vacation compensation etc, not true, continuing education not made available, peer elevated to supervisor position, when she clearly was favoring employees (her friends, hiring her cousin) upper managemat agreed not appropriate behavior but sided with her anyway, did not consider legitmate complaint on my part, probably a campaign to push out higher waged workers to get work done as cheaply as possible, they seem to have NO CONCERN FOR MAN OR BEAST, only care about the almighty dollar

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the veterinary business should be one of compassion first, you don't get it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    horrible benefit, no culture, not a happy camper

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - IT Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    middle management is cool. office space is nice.

    Cons

    this company make the employee pay most of the insurance premium! and the coverage is horrible. if you get sick you will pay 10,000 dollars out of your pocket because the policy covers barely anything. it's a joke!

    and they only have 10 holidays per year. and do not allow IT people to work from home. that is STUPID.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    open up your eyes and treat your talented employees with better benefit or they can always leave for a better benefit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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