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I'm a level 2 cva how many techs does Banfield have on staff

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It all depends on your experience level, and what the area pays for assistance/technicians.
To get a good idea research what you're area is paying average for someone at your level of experience and credentials in your area; then add about 1.50 to that. If your registered/license/certified technician you'll get an additional 5 on top of that!
Banfield is a corporation and can afford to pay their employees better than privately own practices. They can also offer better benefits.

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I worked here for 1.5 years and in that time I was treated so horribly. I was always singled out. One instance was right after I started, not even fully done with my training, I got written up because a client complained that "the girl with brown hair and a nose ring", which was most of the staff at that location, was rude during a surgery discharge. I was not even at the point of taking rooms by myself yet and had never done a surgery discharge before. I tried to explain this to my manager but of course they didn't listen. Later I found out who it was and it came out that I was written up for said occurrence because the girl who did it and the manager were friends. On many occasions that other girls on the staff would talk about everyone going out after work but get quiet when I came around. I decided to transfer locations thinking ii just got a bad hospital and even at my new location I WAS TREATED HORRIBLY. One of my doctors went as far as saying "let me explain this to you so a child could understand it" simply because I asked her to teach me how to calculate a drug dose because I was genuinely interested in learning all that I could. I was paid a very low wage and my manager would even give me very low part time hours for 4 or 5 weeks in a row with only 1 week after that as full time to keep me at my full time status without having to pay me like I was full time. They never truly cared about the animals and on many occasions I saw very sick pets turned away with no treatment because the owner could not afford the hundreds or thousands of dollars in treatment. Even when the owner said that they would pay what they could they were turned away. This company is all about numbers and if you go to a hospital where people have already picked their friends you will be considered the dog they can do anything to. Many times we closed at 7 but I would not get out until 9 or even on a couple of occasions 11 at night due to that fact that no one would do anything on the afternoon or closing lost and leave me with such a huge mess that it took me hours. I finally got fed up and left to work at a private clinic and am treated s much better. It is very family oriented and I get paid what I believe I have earned. I got my full time hours even with my work schedule and they are very flexible and understanding when I am sick or having something I have to deal with outside of work. DO NOT WORK FOR BANFIELD THEY WILL RUIN YOU AND TEAR YOU DOWN!!!

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Took about 2 months between the start of the hiring process to my first day.

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For a full time employee: Health/Dental/Vision insurance (don’t bother getting the health insurance it is a waste of hard earned $), $750 yearly Health Savings Account, 401K, Life insurance, 3 free wellness plans, Petsmart discount, Banfield employee discount, free proheart injections for employee pets, Royal Canin discount, & Hills Science Diet employee coupons for discount or free food.

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I was attacked by an employee on my first day at canoga park banfield

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Banfield pays biweekly.

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How long do you need to be with the company before you can transfer locations ?

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