Weekends only are great, but that is the only perk.
Veterinarian Assistant (Former Employee) – Marlborough, MA – June 3, 2016
Worked for 5 years with company and never got a single promised raise. Was expected to do jobs of a higher pay grade without the pay. Management only cared about money not well being of employees or pet parents. If a customer couldn't afford the vaccinations, employees are instructed to guilt the customers into buying the larger packages. Employees need to reach a certain average of sale prices based on number of pets seen per clinic and if that average is not reached, they are threatened with demotion or termination which was not an original agreement upon employment. If an employee got hurt on the job no matter what the severity, they are expected to continue working through the day. If a hospital visit is required (due to animal bite which is very common), the employee needs to find their own ride home from wherever they are located. 'Company polices' are only used as guidelines even those put in place to protect employees. IE, no dog over 50lbs should be lifted on a table however most veterinarians demand all dogs on the table causing the employee to risk injury lifting a 80-100lb dog on the table and then restraining said animal. Most veterinarians ignored the warning signs of aggressive animals and just wanted their end of day paycheck. Most hired employees are smokers and despite the 'no smoking' policy, I was subjected to many car rides with both tobacco and Marijuana smoke. Highly recommend to avoid this employeer. Oh, and once hired, don't ever expect a single day off. No matter how many weeks in advance you ask, you will be denied.
12-hour days, down-time between clinics, working with animals
Horrible management, no hazard pay, no vacation or sick time