Poor management in ER but great staff
Veterinary Technician Assistant (Former Employee) – Carlsbad, CA – September 30, 2014
4, 10 hour shifts, multiple emergency cases throughout the day, more when general practices were closing. The ER doctors are nothing but helpful, kind and honest, always willing to lend a hand. There is constant room for hands on learning, no two days are the same.
The ER management is very tight with the schedule and the overall policy for missing days is absurd. Getting a weekend off is a miracle and a month or two notice is needed. Management is not really willing to move the schedule around either, make sure there is someone you can trade shifts with.
The ER staff, veterinary technicians in general, are very helpful, friendly and efficient. Hardest part of this job would be losing patients after putting days, sometimes weeks, of effort trying to help them recover. Most enjoyable would be seeing those who were once sick, go home happy and healthy. I have seen some amazing results come out of this place, but I also know there is a lot of internal headaches that are ignored.
Friendly techs, 4 day work schedule, good pay, clients bring treats
Short lunch, tight schedule, poor ER management