Dogs and Cats Veterinary Referral and Emergency
3.2 out of 5 stars.
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Dogs and Cats Veterinary Referral and Emergency Careers and Employment: Working at Dogs and Cats Veterinary Referral and Emergency

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  • Company size
    51 to 200
  • Revenue
    $5M to $25M (USD)
  • Industry
    Hospitals & Health Clinics
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Rating overview

Rating is calculated based on 13 reviews and is evolving.



Staff in Bowie, MD
on July 29, 2021
A typical workday is starting without being prompted and then being bombarded with so many phone calls and people pulling you in many directions. I have learned that the "Culture Contract" that they stress sometimes apparently doesn't apply to the supervisors. Many very hard working techs and front desk staff get overlooked and are definitely underpaid. If you have the time to create new positions, that time should be set aside to take care of the current employees first.The hardest part is being in an environment that doesn't always come through for their staff where it counts more, which contributes to the turnover rate.The best parts of the job are many of my co workers, the pets and the wonderful care provided to them 24/7. In my opinion, there isn't an establishment that doesn't have issues, however how you manage them makes a huge difference. Maybe it will get better, but by then my guess is I'll be elsewhere.
Technician Assistant in Bowie, MD
on November 8, 2021
Management does not care about you, your goals, your happiness, anything…They take hard working individuals and crush them. There is no incentive or praise for good work and no punishment for poor work. They will completely take advantage of your good spirit and care for the animals. By the end I didn’t even care about my work and that’s sad. They made me feel bad for caring about the well-being of the animals and my coworkers. Some of the Dr.s I really really liked and could tell they were passionate but unfortunately they don’t see how the techs and assistants are treated. They won’t train you or let you grow. I’m good at my job and I know that so I went somewhere were I’m appreciated. Dogs and Cats just doesn’t get that concept apparently.
Registered Veterinary Technician in Bowie, MD
on August 18, 2021
So hard to really put into words politely. But, this place is riddled with issues. First, being management.... the worst I have ever had the displeasure of working with. Condescending, rude, immature, and by far one of the most passive aggressive group of unprofessional individuals I ever witnessed. You will see it unfold if you get a job there. I want to give benefit of the doubt to the practice manager and say she is too busy to see the toxicities of her "leaders"... Who, because they have been there since the ribbon cut, feel they can act, do, and say what they want and receive no push back for that. Being at any work place for a long time doesn't equate to being qualified... That's a myth. The practice manager needs to start fresh, and I hope she wises up to the stuff happening right under her nose. I almost feel bad for her. The "culture contract" is weaponized against you. You will also see this happen if you get a job there. That will be unappreciated, and underpaid. Turn over is ... well, look at these reviews- these truthful reviews- and ask yourself "why?" that's all I have to say about the staffing situation. It's a free for all, and a hypothetical UFC match everyday there amongst staff. Some doctors, feed into it as well. Just run. There are other better, more reputable veterinary hospitals that pay better, are better staffed, and have leadership that are actual leaders, who like to lead, who uplift and empower their team. I also still did not provide the correct start and end date: Because witch hunts and banter are common with negative reviews with DCVR and trying to figure out who wrote it so they can be confronted and fired for no reason other than free speech. The last few reviews have been the most truthful and aren't orchestrated like the other "5 star" reviews which are total fibs. good luck.
Assistant in Bowie, MD
on June 28, 2021
Disorganized, micromanaging, weird lll micro aggressions rampant, nightmare of a supervisory team. Idk why you would want to work there, unless your goal was to gain some experience for something better. The floor staff is wonderful- but the supervisors ruin it immensely. Worst trio I’ve ever witnessed.
Technician in Bowie, MD
on May 1, 2021
I have been with DCVR for quite a few years. Seen really great employee come and go. It is sad to see relatively new people quit, not show up, or become unmotivated so early on in the hospital. I guess, working there as long as I have..... You kinda ask yourself... When is it not the new peoples problem but the problem of a poor supervisory who cant keep the people they hire? Turn over... ok.... fine..... but its out of control. as quick as they come, they go. the leadership team has a pretty "ohhhh well, not my problem" attitude towards it and lack the actual soft skills needed to retain techs, customer service reps, or anything else that walks through the door. No actual upward promotion pipelines.. You sort of get a made up role if you are liked. very high school throughout the years, but has gotten worse probably in the last year and a half or so. You can also see the people that have been there a long time be pretty hard on new people, passive aggressive childish toned emails are regular, if you are not liked for any reason at all.... you might as well resign. A teaching hospital.. no... you get shown stuff, and then its off to the races. There isn't enough staff and consistency in structure to be a legitimate teaching hospital.. So if you are an assistant or up and coming tech, don't expect a mind blowing experience. Just prepare yourself if you intend to work at this hospital. Its good... until it isn't and then you just deal with it. I seen so many good talents go.... I hope that drastic changes are made so we can just be a better team.

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