Medicine is not the focus
vet (Former Employee) – Georgia – January 28, 2018
Gave my life to this practice and after VCA bought it out they completely destroyed it. Went from $2.3 million/year to less than $1million, with about 1/4 the staff. Payroll is a joke. Where industry average is roughly 23-25%, VCA mandates an average closer to 16-17%! Insanity! The only good thing is the pay, usually. But it isn't a guarantee and they are always pressuring both vets and staff constantly to improve sales, sales, sales. They push client satisfaction but give you little tools or talent to achieve it. The people themselves, the staff, etc, work hard and are good, but the corporate environment is NO place for medicine, especially veterinary. Corporate medicine has forced veterinarians to become the highest suicide rate among professionals, has destroyed the publics trust and perception of the veterinary field and talk out of both sides of their mouths. Sadly, it will not get better but worse. Veterinary medicine in the classic sense of client/patient/vet relationship is dead. Corporate greed wanted the golden egg so badly they've killed the goose and are trying to pilfer its corpse for monetary greed.
staffing, hypocrisy, cut-throat corporatization