Super stressed, verbally abused and under appreciated
Employee (Former Employee) – Nashville, TN – June 22, 2018
This veterinary clinic - all locations- treats all the staff as if they are expendable. It is very profit driven, which understandably has to happen in a small business, but these profits are obtained by the management micromanaging the staff and forcing the doctors to practice in a certain way. Doctors and technicians at Value Vet are not respected by the management staff. There is a high employee turn over rate and clients will usually see a new DVM at each visit. This clinic is looked down on by all other veterinary clinics and staff in the middle TN area.
Value Vet (Current Employee) – Value Vet – June 17, 2016
The management is fantastic, You fill like part of the team and that makes working fun. You can go to the management with a concern or questions in confidentiality and know that it would be dealt with in positive productive manner. Value Vet is a fantastic learning environment for new/young veterinarians and the senior staff is always helpful and encouraging.
Receptionist / Vet Assistant (Current Employee) – Canoga Park, CA – January 12, 2015
Typical day at work would be answering phones, making estimates for clients, check in patients and help assist vet tech with any procedures. I learned a lot of vet terms and medication along with procedures. Management is okay. Not really as organize as they should be. Co - workers are awesome, always fun to work with. Looked forward to working with them! Hardest part of the job was dealing with coworkers different personalities. Most enjoyable part of working at value vet was working with clients and their animals.
This is a great company if you are looking for a place that pays well. They offer no benefits, no vacation or sick days. The 401k they offer is only offered after a year and not really worth it. The employees are amazing but management can be difficult to get a hold of at times. The hours are long with not a lot of flexibility. Its either 7-6 or 9-6. You will work hard at these clinics. They don't turn much away even if it's a pet that wants to rip your face/hand/arm/leg/genitals off.
Animal Care Expert/Vet Tech (Former Employee) – Nashville, TN – May 14, 2013
The good: The veterinarians, the technicians, and knowing you're helping people that probably wouldn't have gone to the vet otherwise because they couldn't afford it.
The bad: Everything else. Management and the owner are slowly killing what good the company has left. Increased revenue is the only thing they care about. Pay is either hourly up to $12/hr for good techs and commissioned rates for revenue production for "super techs". Even with that, the hourly rate fluctuates between minimum wage and $17/hr. Two or three techs that may or may not get along, one doctor, no receptionists makes for an extremely stressful 12+ hour day. Most employees end up leaving or getting fired.
semi-decent pay, great veterinarians
management, the owner, no benefits, high turnover, zero job security
I was impressed by pricing and care but concerned with the areas cuts were made to meet pricing. Some staff were undertrained and processes and policies varied depending on staff which made me uncomfortable. I was terminated because of a difference in procedure/standards of care.
pricing for services rendered
questionable ethics with regard to policy and process
Animal Care Expert (Former Employee) – Nashville, TN – July 2, 2012
It seems like a good idea (low cost vet services, expanded tech role), and it seems to make money for the boss, but is poorly managed and techs get the short end of the stick - all the work and responsibility with terrible pay and zero benefits. The employee turnover is constant because of poor management and non-existent training. They play up the "team" but are quick to scapegoat an individual rather than deal with protocol issues. Very disappointing!