VCA Antech Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
135 Reviews
2.2
135 Reviews
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VCA Antech Chairman, President, and CEO Bob Antin
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Review Highlights

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 7 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 is without morals or professional judgement , they have no soul (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at VCA Antech full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very comfortable and casual environment, but people still get their work done. Interesting and challenging work without being overwhelming.

    Cons

    Benefits/Compensation are pretty poor, the departments are each run independently of each other, which can sometimes be good, but in most cases allows that department to work without any accountability.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Laid back

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VCA Antech

    Pros

    VCA is a company that provides a laid back environment. There is not dress code, and it is animal friendly.

    Cons

    Management have been in charge for a long time. It is very difficult to work with people who does not have vision and who is against changes.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Love the job, hate the pay

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    Former Employee - Client Care Specialist in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Client Care Specialist in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at VCA Antech full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pet benefits, people you come in contact with

    Cons

    Extremely low pay for such an expensive hospital, had friend who worked years and years without raise (some even took pay cuts)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you can keep great staff if you pay better, going years and years without a raise is unacceptable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Becoming too corporate

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    Former Employee - Associate Veterinarian
    Former Employee - Associate Veterinarian

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

    Pros

    Fair pay (only as a veterinarian)
    Good work schedule
    Overall, good standards of medicine

    Cons

    Lack of adequate trained staff (due to poor pay of support staff)
    Increased pressure to use/recommend VCA branded products
    Associate veterinarians have been steadily pushed out of being involved in day to day management issues, even when they are medical based.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay of trained support staff so they will stay long term. This will lead to more efficient and better patient care and increased revenue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Loved working with staff

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at VCA Antech

    Pros

    Seeing sick pets become healthy happy pets again through great medical care

    Cons

    Very emotional when a very sick or severely injured pet has to be put to sleep.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay nice and honest with all associates.

  7.  

    Okay as a starter

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VCA Antech

    Pros

    Lots to learn, well-organization: well system

    Cons

    Overwhelming Workload little salary. Work during weekend with boarding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fair share workload. Please concern to staff health and stress.

  8.  

    Good benefits, decent wages

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at VCA Antech full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good employee discount, a lot of encouragement for staff involvement.

    Cons

    Could have better hours offered

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    There alright

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Kennel Tech in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Kennel Tech in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at VCA Antech full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits really is all I can say

    Cons

    managers are buddy up tight or sleeping whith each other. They do not promote from whith in some hospital managers are noit qualified to do there job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop taking to law what a hospital manger says without talking to the other employees invovled this goes to HR

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    typical corporate america!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at VCA Antech full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    steady pay.
    i know what I am doing
    umm... some people are not totally fake!

    Cons

    ill dish out the dirt later. i have to be poetic about this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get a heart, learn to listen. apply said stuff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrid!!

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    Former Employee - Cvt in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Cvt in Portland, OR

    I worked at VCA Antech full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fantastic staff, I've never worked with such skilled assistants. Good pet discounts (only 4 pets though!), and due to size of VCA, discounts are available at specialty clinics.

    Cons

    Staff members are just numbers to management. "Understaffed" doesn't even begin to cover it. It's scary to think about how much we did with how few people. There were days I worked 14 hours, left after 9pm, back at 7 am. Nothing was appreciated though, no one ever says "thank you", instead we constantly got in trouble for overtime. VCA runs staff members til they drop, then dumps them. Benefits suck - insurance was unaffordable, only 3 holidays. It's very much a corporation and sometimes all about $$$ - there were many days I felt like a used car sales man.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your staff members, the corporation will benefit!! Appreciation goes a long way! At least pay nationally recognized holidays!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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