Banfield Pet Hospital Reviews

Updated January 31, 2016
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Banfield Pet Hospital President and CEO Vincent Bradley
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Pros
  • Free wellness plans for your pets (in 89 reviews)

  • Opportunity to move up in your position, great learning experience, working with animals, meet new people, make friends, great benefits (in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • Long work hours which can interfere with work/life balance (in 34 reviews)

  • Long hours, little opportunity to learn new things since there is never much time during the day (in 50 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Practice Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Practice Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Banfield Pet Hospital full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good salary. State of the art hospital with new equipment. Freedom. Job security.

    Cons

    Pressure to perform. Need to hit financial targets or else there is hell to pay.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good and bad"

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    Current Employee - Veterinarian in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Veterinarian in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Banfield Pet Hospital full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pretty good pay, decent benefits

    Cons

    Long hours, little opportunity to learn new things since there is never much time during the day. Benefits are good overall, but the health insurance is horrible.

    Advice to Management

    The amount of money that each location is supposed to earn each day should be determined by the location of the clinic. A hospital in a mediocre area will never have numbers as nice as the one in the fancier or busier neighborhood. Just blindly looking at numbers instead of true efforts of the staff leads to nothing but frustration.


  3. "Love my job, though not perfect"

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    Current Employee - Vet Assistant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Vet Assistant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Banfield Pet Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Corporate means security and support. Preventive care is high with wellness place. I believe in wellness plans which are highly cost effective for clients and increase routine preventive care compliance. My personal hospital is my family.

    Cons

    Corporate can also mean new rules that don't always work at the bottom level as imagined at the top.

    Advice to Management

    Always be listen to everyone's ideas, they may just be the best one.


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  5. "Decent company"

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    Former Employee - Veterinary Assistant in Paramus, NJ
    Former Employee - Veterinary Assistant in Paramus, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Banfield Pet Hospital (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good training opportunities, good entry level

    Cons

    Chronically understaffed, many under qualified employees, little room for advancement, small raises if any

    Advice to Management

    Offer more training before allowing employees to perform procedures, update computer system to allow easier entry of referral reports, print double sided to save paper


  6. "Great Learning Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Veterinary Student
    Former Employee - Veterinary Student

    Pros

    Great Learning Atmosphere Wonderful Technicians Encouraging Fun Great Hours Great Benefits

    Cons

    Small Space Limited Caseload Not the greatest reputation


  7. "Veterinary assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    I worked at Banfield Pet Hospital (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Love working with the animals and the veterinarians are great!

    Cons

    Management was not the best


  8. "Fast Paced environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Murfreesboro, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Murfreesboro, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Banfield Pet Hospital (More than a year)

    Pros

    People were great Working with animals Good benefits for your pet

    Cons

    Too Corporate Pushed product too much


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Veterinarian"

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    Former Employee - Associate Veterinarian in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Associate Veterinarian in Baltimore, MD

    Pros

    Good benefits package. Fair compensation

    Cons

    Many levels of management. Micromanaging


  10. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate Veterinarian in Manchester, NH
    Current Employee - Associate Veterinarian in Manchester, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ive been out 10 years and was looking for a place where I could practice good medicine , get back into surgery( havent done for several years) and have an opportunity to have a leadership role. I found the right place! I Practice high quality medicine while working with a great team. Technicians are a great help and do what they were trained to do! I actually get out on time because the technicians help assist with everything including notes. Clients love the care here and I AM able to assess every patient individually and give them individual care based on their risks and lifestyle. Benefits are phenonomenal! Pay is great!! Highly recommend it!

    Cons

    Are opened most holidays but you get many floater holidays a year to make up for it including regular vaca! You can also work with the associate doctor and take a holiday off if needed

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes the staff feel that if they arent in leadership position they dont get recognition for the sucesses that occur. Providing lunch for staff when corporate visit, for ex, would be a plus! Donuts for making top 10 of the country for ex... Things like that would go a long way


  11. "Good not Great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Money, people, patients, cases, teamwork

    Cons

    Hours, turnover, weekends, hours, no specialties



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