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Hagyard-Davidson-McGee Associates Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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  1. "Veterinary Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Veterinary Assistant in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Veterinary Assistant in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Hagyard-Davidson-McGee Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Networking by meeting new people in many facets of the industry
    Something new and different each day
    Outdoors in fresh air

    Cons

    Long hours and time driving from farm to farm
    (not many cons if you are interested in learning)


  2. "Pharmacy Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hagyard-Davidson-McGee Associates full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pays 100% medical and dental benefits, and you get discounted pet meds. Sometimes there's free lunch. The horses are nice to look at and sometimes people bring their dogs in.

    Cons

    Co-workers are rude and unwelcoming, unless you are a horse owner you will be treated as an outsider. My manager didn't even make it a point to meet me until after several weeks after my start date, and even then never made an effort to know about me. Training is little to nothing, yet you will be held accountable for mistakes.

    Advice to Management

    Pull your head out of your horses rear and learn how to communicate with the humans around you.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Elite equine veterinary hospital, but employees are largely unappreciated."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hagyard-Davidson-McGee Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -You will be exposed to some really great equine experiences. (Working with top-class vets, going to Keeneland, horse shows, farms, etc...)
    -Most coworkers are excellent.

    Cons

    -There are no performance reviews, and you will RARELY receive any sort of raise.
    -Workers are largely overworked and underpaid for what is asked of them.
    -The business model is very poor.
    -Certain supervisors have very poor management skills and act unprofessionally.

    Advice to Management

    My best advice to management is to thoughtfully consider why good employees are leaving the company. Value your employees, monetarily and otherwise. Even a simple acknowledgement of hard work goes a long way.


  4. "Job Review"

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    Current Employee - Veterinary Technician
    Current Employee - Veterinary Technician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I get to work with some of the top racehorses in the country.
    You get a lot of experience working with horses.
    I enjoy working with my co-workers.

    Cons

    Not much advancement throughout the company
    No raises
    Management does not care how hard you work


  5. "Stay away if you're a man. This place is very cloak and dagger."

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    Former Employee - Veterinary Technician in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Veterinary Technician in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hagyard-Davidson-McGee Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hagyard knows how to party. They throw an annual shindig that really boosts morale and tickets to local events at the horse park are nice.

    Cons

    If you are a man, you are incompetent. It never matters how well or how hard you work, you will never be rewarded because you are a male technician. When learning a new skill, you will have to wait until all the women who work with you are signed off on it before you. If you make the same mistakes as a female tech, it will be much worse in consequences. Even some of the clinicians make it clear that they prefer a female tech to care for their cases. Unless you are a veterinarian or a Hispanic stall cleaner, there is no place for men at this institution.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize hard work and reward it so regardless to gender. If an employee wishes to remain anonymous while making a complaint about unfair treatment, don't give the guilty party all the personal details of the victim employee; it makes him or her feel alienated. Perform a driving test to those who want to drive the ambulance before you hand the keys over and send them downtown.


  6. "Review of Hagyard Equine Medical"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great people whom are friendly both inside and outside the office. Management acknowledges the hard work of others. Company works hard to ensure employees are satisfied.

    Cons

    In office positions there were individuals whom were not knowledgeable about the horse industry and horses in general, making it difficult to effectively communicate with them.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to ensure promotions or bonuses to those that truly work hard for the company. Ensure that office personal actually work when they are being paid to work, not socialize excessively throughout the day.