VCA Antech

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VCA Antech Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
151 Reviews
2.0
151 Reviews
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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 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 is without morals or professional judgement , they have no soul (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    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.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Loved working with staff

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    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.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    There alright

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    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
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  5.  

    Good benefits, decent wages

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    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
  6. 3 people 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 a 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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    typical corporate america!

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    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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's not about the animals

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Consistent hours and generally well-supplied facility.

    Cons

    The bottom-line is the amount of money pulled in for corporate -- if your individual hospital is successful, staff isn't compensated, instead you're asked to perform even better to increase profit (i.e., work with less staff but please increase revenue!!)....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that all of the people working in the animal hospitals are truly there for the pets and their owners... Remember that a RAISE goes a long way to increase employee satisfaction and decrease employee turnover. Remember that QUALIFIED staff members are valuable assets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hospital Accountant

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    Former Employee - Hospital Accountant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Hospital Accountant in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Great environment
    bring your pet to work
    benefits were ok.

    Cons

    No work-life balance
    Management especially supervisors are iffy
    Bad training procedure
    personal growth not so much that what you can think

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why dont you give a little though on work-life balance.
    Not overwhelm your employee and share the work load equally and do do favorites.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    They are expensive and they do not pay well.

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    Current Employee - Veterinary Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Veterinary Assistant in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Pet discount is great at 75% off.

    Cons

    The rate of pay is terrible even for the amount of experience I had. There is not really an opportunity to move up in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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