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High turnover, high burnout, average pay

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It is listed as the responsibility of assistants to train new assistants because the turn over is extremely high. Still new people will be training slightly newer people before probation is even over. There is virtually no support from your supervisor and problems don’t get addressed. Burnout is very high, the pay is not worth the stress. It is cliquey and management picks favourites, you will not advance in your career if HR does not like you personally. This job can ruin your mental health and then they will blame you for it.


meaningful work with animals in need


management, Hr, burnout, poor staff retention
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Awful, don’t work there

Awful place to work. They don’t care about your well being or mental health. Shifts were not split fairly. If you are competent you will spend your time on overnights.
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Not the best job for a vet assistant

Unfriendly staff, management doesn’t care about problems going on, hierarchy between techs and assistants, assistants are basically kennel attendants and cannot do most of the things taught at school, pay is not enough for how we are treated and you cannot even afford to live when working 40+ Hours a week


Free lunches sometimes and cute animals


Pay, staff, Hr, 30 min break on 10.5hr shift
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Great Place to learn and grow

If you are seeking a future in the Veterinary Industry Canada West is a great place to work. Everyday is a new learning opportunity and the company really supports growth with their Veterinary Technician Junior program. Everyone I worked with is friendly and supportive.
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Hard to have mantain a life balence

-4 days on, 3 days off is nice -irregular hours -good people -lunch and supper are sometimes provided which is nice. -Caring staff -room to move up




open 24 hours, low pay
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2.1 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.5 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.5 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.2 out of 5 stars for Management
2.5 out of 5 stars for Culture

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