Ambassador Animal Hospital Employee Reviews

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Kennel Technician (Former Employee) –  North CarolinaNovember 26, 2018
The overall environment is usually upbeat and positive, however there's a lot of room for improvement. Bosses are all great and try to make the best of things, some house cleaning wouldn't hurt. Ever since the company was bought out by a bigger one, things seem to be rougher at times.
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Decent for a job but no career advancement potential
Receptionist (Current Employee) –  Fayetteville, NCFebruary 21, 2018
Long days, few benefits, not much growth potential. Pay was acceptable for amount of responsibility. Management was ok but there was often a shortage of people covering shifts.
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New company
Kennel Assistant (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VAJanuary 17, 2018
Ambassador animal hospital was bought out by another company and they got rid of all their employees(even the manager). Before that happened it was a nice place to work. My favorite job.
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Productive and Fun workplace
Receptionist (Former Employee) –  Greenville, SCJuly 26, 2017
I really enjoy animals so this was the job for me! Plus all my coworkers were the best! I also was taught so many things on the job and I am forever thankful for that !
Pros
Hours and pay
Cons
Lack of rooms
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Family owned and ran business
Front Office Receptionist and Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Glendale, AZJune 16, 2017
Usual work day consisted of a 13 hour day, caring for animals. Was able to learn and assist in many aspects of the veterinary world. Sometimes management didn't allow enough staff. Very friendly and caring staff, from the Vet to the kennel staff. Difficult part of the job is caring for animals and watching their owners make hard life changing decisions. Meeting a lot of people and caring for the animals were truly one of the greatest things I could of asked for.
Pros
Small staff - caring peope
Cons
Sometimes understaffed
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New owner self absorbed
Groomer (Former Employee) –  Greenville, SCMay 9, 2017
Place needs a complete overhaul. Employer's and employees demeanor completely changed from when originally hired. Over worked and under paid. Go back on word or disregard to request all together.

Great learning experience if you have the patience to be treated like a mule.
Cons
Extremely long shifts, Favouritism
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not great to work
Office Manager (Former Employee) –  Silver Spring, MDNovember 10, 2016
horrible place to work, hospital is run by one doctor who does a terrible job with clients and patients. unable to keep employees for mmore than a couple months
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In summary
Hospital Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZNovember 2, 2016
Where I started to realize my potential as a surgical specialist and specialize in various areas of veterinary medicine.
Pros
Lots of experience, self awareness and learning
Cons
I out grew my experiences there and went into research
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Loved the animals
Front Desk Receptionist (Former Employee) –  Hanover Park, ILJuly 7, 2016
Answered phones, scheduled appointments. Maintained patient files for Doctors.

How important it is to love and take care of your animal.

The Doctors were very professional and caring.

Kind and caring.

When the animals came came in sick or had to be euthanized.

All the animal and their owners and the staff.
Pros
Great owner of the hospital.
Cons
No health insurance for part-time.
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Hard work, not worth the pay
Kennel Technician (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZJune 11, 2015
Every day you would walk all the dogs, feed them, clean their cages, pick up the poo, spray the rocks with bleach and clean the whole office. They were so picky about how you clean or how you picked up the leaves. Everything had to be done their way and it was back breaking work for minimum wage. It was strenuous work, bad hours, and bad pay. However, all of the employees were usually nice.
Pros
playing with dogs
Cons
Low pay, little hours
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Fun, fast-paced work environment
Receptionist (Current Employee) –  Silver Spring, MDNovember 7, 2013
Definitely a fun place to work. Was slightly unorganized but since I started, the unorganized mess is coming together quite well. The management could do their job a little bit better and also learn to be more professional but that is the only con.
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Ambassador Animal Hospital Vet Assistant Experience
Veterinary Assistant (Former Employee) –  Fayetteville, NCMay 17, 2013
While most days at work consist of the same routine assisting with preparing rooms for the veterinarians, providing care to sick animals, holding animals for examination, and preparing medications for dispensing, there was ample opportunity to learn more skills on the job. Employees had to seize opportunities to learn and really take interest, but cephalic and jugular blood draws as well as fluid set up, and cytology preparations were an important part of the learning process as well.
Medicine is never exact and is always changing which provided individuals, such as myself, to grasp new concepts and different procedures daily. The employees of this company function more as a family of close knit friends rather then separate entities. While training is usually trial by fire if one asks there is always help nearby. Although there are rough times the employees all support each other and hold one another together.
The most difficult part about this job is the learning curve. Dr.Davis is gracious to hire individuals who are not licensed to be Veterinary Assistants,however the learning curve and the high pace of the practice poses great challenges as does dealing with the general public. These challenges are what keep the job interesting and also what develops ,not only character, but also helps an individual develop vital skills that are needed to work in this field long term. I love working with the animals, learning things daily, and knowing that I am able to help other fellow pet owners keep their pets healthy and make them better when their pet is ill.
Pros
challenging, great public interaction, fabulous learning opportunity
Cons
High Stress, Fast Paced
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