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VCA Reviews

Updated August 5, 2017
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Pros
  • Great employee discount, good medicine (in 20 reviews)

  • Generous employee pet discount, quality medical ethics (in theory), state of the art facility, great dental insurance (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay compared to doing the same job other places (in 12 reviews)

  • Upper Management is disconnected from the ground operations (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Excellence in Veterinary Care."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hospital Administrator in San Pablo, CA
    Former Employee - Hospital Administrator in San Pablo, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company strives to provide the best veterinary care and does not cut corners to provide such care. Excellent facilities and equipment are provided as well as continuing education, mentoring, and ongoing training. Set protocols ensure high level and continuity of care.

    Cons

    Nature of the business, long hours. Sometimes stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Pay range for Technicians should be higher.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great company and great culture"

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    Former Employee - Receptionist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Receptionist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Room for growth. Great pet beneifts

    Cons

    Vacation/PTO/sick benefits could be better

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great balance of hard-working and casual environment & people."

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    Current Employee - Corporate Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Corporate Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I'm in the tax department, so my experience is limited to that area:
    - Folks in other departments are by-and-large very responsive.
    - The environment is fabulous to work in: dogs hanging around, but not causing a nuisance, beautiful offices from the inside, casual attire and interactions.
    - My boss has been fabulous to work for. She's a great blend of giving guidance while still allowing for my own decision making.

    Cons

    - Very poor benefits, but this is hopefully getting better since they've hired a VP of HR in just the last few years.
    - Pay seems a little below the average.
    - Parking for employees is pretty bad. Although I got lucky and have a good spot, many employees have to find parking on the street or in a nearby structure. This also makes life difficult when you have a guest coming to the office and can't park anywhere.


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work atmosphere, friendly co-workers

    Cons

    Hours can be long during quarter close


  5. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Receptionist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Receptionist in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    The veterinary staff is nice and very knowledgable.

    Cons

    I do not like dealing with disgruntled clients.


  6. "Good benefits, decent wages"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Could have better hours offered


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Loved working with staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 Management

    Stay nice and honest with all associates.

  8. "Senior Financial Reporting Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Working Environment, Managers, and colleagues.

    Cons

    I can't think of anything bad.


  9. "Student Professional Relations Representative"

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    I don't have any cons to list yet


  10. "Kennel Attendant - loved it!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Kennel Attendant in Clifton Park, NY
    Former Employee - Kennel Attendant in Clifton Park, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I loved this job! I was able to care for and play with dogs for a good portion of my day. My coworkers were wonderful, my managers were understanding, and everyone was there to help one another. The techs were always eager to teach and assist you whenever needed.

    Cons

    There was a lot of cleaning involved, sometimes not for those with weak stomachs. What can you expect, you're in an animal hospital!


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