A typical day would be hectic, interesting, and fulfilling. I learned how to manage staff, gave employee support for interoffice issues.
I learned how to effectively coach people at their positions and helped both clients and employees feel included in the process of keeping their pets healthy.
I learned bookkeeping skills, payroll, accounts payable.
The – more... most enjoyable part of the job was seeing the puppies, kittens, adult pets, and geriatric pets get well. The most difficult part was the inevitable passing of clients beloved pets. – less
Productive and Fun environment with great co-workers
Veterinarian Technician (Former Employee), Hattiesburg, MS – September 23, 2014
Pros: free lunches every other week, interaction with animals
The management was very kind and the team was very accepting. Working nightshift was very hard, but I was able to begin a routine after a few weeks. The veterinarians were very professional, and the atmosphere and equipment is top notch.
Veterinarian Assistant (Former Employee), Traverse City, MI – September 11, 2014
Pros: free pet care, discount on animal suplies
Cons: no healthcare
Able to learn a wealth of information on how to care for your pet. The most enjoyable part of the job was when I was learning new things like how to run blood work to identify medical problems or assisting in surgeries.
Time goes by very fast because there is always something to do.
Customer Service (Current Employee), Sauk Village, IL – March 5, 2014
Pros: get first had info on new products for pets.
Cons: there is no healthcare coverage because the business is a small facility.
I love working with the animals, and helping their owners understand illnesses or care issues. The Doctor I work for is very knowledgeable and likes to explain things. No day is the same and I like the flexibility of the job. The hardest part of the job is when an owner has to put a pet to sleep. Many of them I have had contact with since they were – more... puppies, so it is like loosing my own pet. Most enjoyable part is when an illness is cured or a new pet is brought into a family. We also delivery puppies by C-section so when a liter is born healthy it is very enjoyable. – less
Able to help people and their beloved pets under a harsh work environment.
Veterinary Technician (Former Employee), Hesperia, CA – January 21, 2014
Pros: we had a break room
Cons: they took away our paid vacations and healthcare benefits when bought out.
This company was ran by money driven owners with a horrible financial adviser. Rude and uncaring of their staff. A typical day consisted of me caring for hospitalized animals assisting the doctor in and out of surgery, checking patients into rooms, making prescriptions going over estimates with clients in the exam rooms, radiology and performing blood – more... work on pets as well as placing and removing IV catheters, dental hygiene on cats and dogs, sedating pets and preparing them for surgery. Assisting the receptionist at the front desk and at times being the receptionist. Cleaning and laundry. Hardest part was getting in trouble for laundry not being caught up while I was up to my eyeballs in patient care. My co workers were great, we all stuck together as a team and supported one another. I would say my most enjoyable part of the job was seeing our patients come back in to our hospital healthy for a recheck with the doctor. And then watching them leave with their happy owners. Management did the best he could under harsh and unpredictable ownership. – less
Working for Animal Medical Center has allowed me to learn the skills I need to be a better manager and employee.
Hospital Administrator (Current Employee), Anniston, AL – January 1, 2014
Pros: helping pets
Cons: this can be an emotional atmosphere.
A typical day at Animal Medical Center is usually pretty busy. We are blessed to be able to help people and their pets. The hardest part would have to be when someone has to make a decision about their pet's medical treatment that may end the pets suffering.
Kennel attendant, and general assistant (Former Employee), Indianapolis, IN – October 21, 2013
Pros: solid work hours
Cons: no room for advancement
I tended to all the healthy animals,walking, feeding and cleaning. I learned how to deal with customers and animals. The managment was ok but I was there six years and could not get a promotion. I loved the other people. The hardest part was seeing the sick and dieing. the best part is playing with the puppies and talking to clients about the animals.
Working at the animal medical center of new england and animal hospital of nashua, has been a great learning experience. I have been taught how to take my skills as a general practice technician and use them to care for more critical animals. I am extremely thankful for the learning experiences I have gained from this company.
Technician/Technician Asst., Receptionist, Kennels (Current Employee), Mission Viejo, CA – July 16, 2013
Pros: location, scheduling, discounts on pets
Cons: no paid vacation, no 10 hour work shifts
I like that throughout the day I work in all of the sections of the hospital. I like the constant change of place and duties. All the co workers get along with one another which creates a peaceful environment. Hardest part of the job is watching people loose their pet. Most enjoyable part is all the fun faces and wagging tails
Great veterinary clinic with excellent DVM staff and technician staff
Veterinary technician (Current Employee), Murfreesboro, TN – April 27, 2013
Pros: great staff and location, and 24 hour availability
At Animal Medical Center it is clear that patient care comes first. All doctors and staff approach their job with the utmost professionalism and character. After working there I have learned a great deal about emergency care of patients as well as the effect of different treatments and/or medications to ensure further life