A lot of room for a lot of improvement
Veterinary Assistant (Former Employee) – Santa Cruz, CA – May 15, 2017
If you are looking for a job that will give you a fair stepping stone that will make a nice entry in a resume, this might be for you. If you are looking for a career that compensates you well and makes you feel valued and makes you feel like your time is respected, this might not be the job for you.
A typical day at work consists of doctors' appointments followed by procedures that take place during lunch time.
I already a lot of experience doing blood draws on animals, but for some reason was hardly ever trusted to do bleeds, so this basically stunted my professional growth. I did, however, learn how to restrain animals very well and it's a skill that I still have and use today at my current job.
The hospital can be pretty horrific in the summer because there is no AC. The pay is pretty abysmal, but I learned that they now pay benefits, so that's some progress. The second hardest part of the job is being treated like you aren't as smart and competent as you are. I felt frustrated about being in a position in which I wanted to do more, but was being held back. The first hardest is having a shift that goes from 10-6, it flanks your day very awkwardly- and the management will often insist you take an extra long lunch when business is slow.
The most enjoyable part of the job is that the workers are comrades and have your back. Also getting to see corgi puppies and french bulldog puppies.
Good employee discount on procedures
Unlikely place to grow