VIP PetCare Reviews
66% would recommend to a friend
(125 total reviews)
59% approve of CEO
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Updated Apr 27, 2022
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- "Pay is good" (in 11 reviews)
- "Friendly coworkers" (in 6 reviews)
- "paced, scenery always changing, cute animals, rewarding work, lots to learn, professional training" (in 5 reviews)
- "good money for the little days you work" (in 5 reviews)
- "Great staff, always got the hours I wanted, who doesn’t love working with dogs every day?" (in 3 reviews)
- "Long hours (sometimes 12+ per day)" (in 12 reviews)
- "management is horrible." (in 12 reviews)
- "There's a long tradition of hiring sketchy and incompetent managers; the latest is the latter." (in 5 reviews)
- "Occasional long hours on the weekends." (in 5 reviews)
- "No benefits and they don't really want you to be full time." (in 4 reviews)
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- 5.0Nov 16, 2021SupervisorCurrent EmployeeLakeland, FL
- lots of opportunities to get raises via accolades - most of your day is in the van driving -great co-workers -Awesome management
-Always work weekends -high turnover
- 3.0Nov 26, 2021Rig Supervisor/Clinic AssistantFormer Employee, more than 1 yearCranberry, PA
Pay is good, by the time I left I was making 18 an hour and could have made around 20 if I stayed a bit longer. Only work doubles on the weekends so you have your whole week to yourself
Horribly mismanaged. One HR representative for the entire company. It's a long day and you spend the whole day in a van driving around with your coworkers, so it's important you can get along with your coworkers. Multiple complaints filed against one employee, most supervisors refusing to work with them and explaining to management why. (misogyny, bad attitude, lazy, and the likes) I asked not to work with them, so obviously I worked with them every weekend for 6 months before I finally left. Nothing was done about it during the time that I worked there. Very difficult to avoid your coworkers at this job. A lot of drama as a result.3
- 2.0Aug 12, 2021Veterinary AssistantCurrent EmployeeMarietta, GA
- Management and coworkers are generally nice and easy to get along with except for a select few. - Employee’s pets and their friends/family pets can get all of their shots and micro chipping for free if you bring them to in-house training (no rabies tho) - Employees get a discount for services and purchases for their pets - If you enjoy driving, it’s pretty nice to have breaks in between clinics through driving.
- People call out unexpectedly all the time, so our schedules and locations get changed very often - Very few opportunities for raises - Inconsistent training - Salary isn’t very great considering how much other clinics pay. - High turnover rate - Management seems to be VERY inconsistent with some of their policies and routine. - Vet Assistants are at constant risk of injuries from fractious dogs. We get a lot of fractious dogs from owners who just don’t care. - They’ll be implementing a new system that is used for full time clinics around October 2021, which has severely negative reviews all around from coworkers who have tried it. - They require you to use a quiz program that tests your knowledge every time that you’re at work, which is somewhat exhausting depending on the day. - We all take turns driving the van, but some coworkers will go FAR beyond the speed limit or drive crazy to the point where I’m very uncomfortable and nervous. - Doesn’t count as an externship for vet programs1
- 4.0Oct 17, 2021Clinic AssistantCurrent EmployeeWilkes-Barre, PA
- This company is great to start out in to be in the veterinary medicine field - Working with different veterinarians shows you how style can vary - Great environment for growth - Teaches you the basics on animal restraint, vaccinations, blood draws, and some tests!
- The company is very sales pushy - The company also seems to make things happen before thinking them entirely through
- 3.0Apr 27, 2022Vet AssistantFormer Employee
Hours were ok and has weekends off. Former vet and staff were great when I started off working there.
No support from management and benefits weren’t the best.
- 2.0Oct 11, 2021Clinic AssistantFormer EmployeeLong Beach, CA
Pros only for customers no benefits for PT employees Late start i guess if your not into working mornings or am shifts .
Management was horrible at her job ,rude and had favoritism w/in clinic staff Training makes no sense they expect you to learn their whole tablet system in 2days then get upset when you have some questions or wifis slow Definitely do not recommend if you love working in veterinarian medicine. I came from an all service hospital and here at vip safety wasnt the 1st priority was bit at the job several times due to the management “recommending” different holding /restraints for patients . Dr was amazing but definitely not management. Avoid this location.
- 3.0Aug 23, 2021Clinic AssistantFormer Employee, more than 1 year
Pretty easy job with an ok pay
Management does not know what they are doing. This is a beginner job and can max out of learning opportunities within 4-6 months.1
- 4.0May 29, 2020Rig SupervisorCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsRaleigh, NC
You are compensated very well, and can get raises every year pretty easily. Flexible schedule being it's only on the weekends making it perfect for students. They train you, so no experience is needed which was hard for me to find. When they opened the wellness centers they gave us first pick if we wanted to work at them. They also paid us 2/3 of our pay during the entire COVID-19 thing even though we weren't working so that definitely deserves to be recognized.
Long hours, but its only 2 days a week so you fit more into those days. Dealing with coworkers for that long can be stressful, but like I said you are compensated for it. Sometimes management has its problems like with any company (favoritism, misinformation, etc..). No benefits and they don't really want you to be full time. The job is hard on your body and can be dangerous, I've seen lots of injuries on the job from dog bites, cat scratches, etc, but that is what you sign up for when you take the job. It is a travelling clinic so sometimes the drives can be super long like 4+ hours.1
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VIP PetCare has an overall rating of 3.4 out of 5, based on over 129 reviews left anonymously by employees. 66% of employees would recommend working at VIP PetCare to a friend and 45% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.
66% of VIP PetCare employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated VIP PetCare 3.3 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.2 for culture and values and 3.1 for career opportunities.