Kennel Technician (Former Employee) – North Carolina – November 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.
Front Office Receptionist and Supervisor (Former Employee) – Glendale, AZ – June 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.
Kennel Technician (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – June 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.
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.
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.
challenging, great public interaction, fabulous learning opportunity