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VCA Animal Hospitals Reviews

Updated August 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Low stress environment working with animals, able to be proud of the work you do, low supervision as long as you do your job (in 20 reviews)

  • Devoted medical team who stick around despite the really rough work environment (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, politics, new hospital administrator made life like a prison ward (in 12 reviews)

  • The regional directors and upper management are HIGHLY focused on profits (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Registered Veterinary Technician"

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    Current Employee - Registered Veterinary Technician in Fair Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Registered Veterinary Technician in Fair Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VCA Animal Hospitals full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Client appreciation, Employee appreciation and Promotion opportunities

    Cons

    Shortage of available experienced technicians


  2. "Lead Vet Tech"

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

    I worked at VCA Animal Hospitals full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers, paid well, benefits, room for advancement

    Cons

    Upper management, clients, not appreciated

  3. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VCA Animal Hospitals full-time

    Pros

    Upper management is extremely supportive and helpful.
    You get to work with animals every day!

    Cons

    It is tough when a client loses their beloved pet.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  4. "RVT"

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    Current Employee - Veterinary Technician, RVT in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Veterinary Technician, RVT in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at VCA Animal Hospitals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The hospital I work in is great and the corporate offices I've dealt with have always been good to work with. I feel like a part of something good. Benefits are good and I have the ability to move up and a lot of great opportunities to learn and grow.

    Cons

    I do feel sometimes that the higher ups make more than they should and do not compensate the actual hospital workers for all the revenue we bring them. We do get some perks but even when revenue goes up, staffing still does not match what we produce in my opinion. Corporate workers seem to get better pay and perks than hospital workers.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate hospital staff better for all their hard work and provide better staffing to meet the needs of the hospital so we don't feel so overworked and underpaid!


  5. "front desk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at VCA Animal Hospitals full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great co workers and hours

    Cons

    not enough hours to live on


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at VCA Animal Hospitals full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fast Pace, work with animals, consistent schedule

    Cons

    Clique-y, medial pay, no formal training supplied, management disconnected from employees

    Advice to Management

    talk to your employees, don't promise them stuff.


  7. "Vet Tech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at VCA Animal Hospitals part-time

    Pros

    I was able to work with exotic pets

    Cons

    Low pay
    Upper management
    Very corporate and sales driven

    Advice to Management

    Pay more

  8. "Slow progression"

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

    Pros

    great discount to current employees over 30 hours

    Cons

    poor middle management
    Hospital attitudes can be sometime juvenile


  9. "Some good, some bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at VCA Animal Hospitals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Co-workers
    Discount veterinary services
    Discount on penn foster veterinary technician program
    Flexible schedules

    Cons

    Short staffed
    Low pay
    No program for hands on training
    High deductible/ high cost health insurance


  10. "Assistant/receptionist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at VCA Animal Hospitals full-time

    Pros

    I had an amazing hospital manager who did the best she could with difficult doctors.

    Cons

    Worked in the same hospital for almost 8 years and never had one raise in pay. I was never written up and had excellent attendance. I also never received a single review.


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