I have been employed at Banfield as a Pet Nurse for about 1 1/2 years so far and walked out on the job as of today. I am a licensed Registered Veterinary Technician who graduated in 2005 from a very well established accredited RVT program that taught me extremely well. This is not Western Career College.... I've been working in the veterinary field since the age of 16 so I have worked with my doctors, nurses and hospitals in many parts of California. I decided to try Banfield because I noticed some of my classmates were obtaining internships at certain locations and I thought, "Why not?". Little did I know that I was in for a rude awakening!
This particular Banfield hospital I worked for consisted of a greedy, money hungry head DVM that would always end the day with, "How much production did we make today? Did we make it to our goal?". I will not name her or the location for I fear complete retaliation as this company will seek out those that have blown the whistle on them with unpredictable consequences. This DVM would push for abortions of pregnant animals instead of giving prenatal care like most owners would want to have their litters. The other DVM's were ok but not fantastic due to their unclear explanations of treatments and estimates to clients with outstanding bills that were hundreds of dollars when they initially came in for vaccines! The management treated me personally like I was a piece of garbage. My office manager that I actually liked left as well as the Director of Pet Nurses and two other nurses that would help train me in areas that I needed to refine prior to graduating from my RVT program. The office manager we got was a complete horror. The to-be Director of Pet Nursing was another train wreck. When I worked with this Pet Nurse that was up for promotion (who had only been there for less than 2 years), I would take all of the examination rooms myself and clean the entire hospital on my own while she just left without asking me if I ever needed help. There was NO TEAM EFFORT at all with this hospital or for any other locations that I worked at for that matter. I worked at 4 other Banfields and it was all like this. I felt so used coming home from work and cried many times thinking that I cannot put myself through this type of work enviornment. This Pet Nurse would come to work angry all the time and didn't bother to help anyone except herself.
Product or Service Mentioned: Banfield Pet Hospital Pet Medical Service.