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veterinarians at Banfield are paid by bonuses for the amount of treatment and medicines they prescribe. they get paid a lot less than most other veterinarians in the US and have no control over how many patients they are expected to see in a day.

the result is that they can be very busy and may appear to not spend enough time with your pet. It's mostly not their fault, it's the system. Give them a break and take out your frustration on the admissions and nursing staff who are paid in a different way.

ie on how many folk they can get in the door. If you don't like a particular veterinarian, demand to see one you do respect, but if your pet is treated well, thank the veterinarian, as he's probably totally stressed out, tired and overworked, so will appreciate your words!

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Anonymous
#291567

Uhm geez, you are pretty clueless...

Anonymous
#291511

I worked as a Pet nurse at Banfield for nearly two years. It is very true that the vets are paid based on the services they perform.

And yes, I have worked with some vets that are clearly greedy and in it for the money. However, to blame the nursing staff is completely absurd. We were not paid based on production rather we were paid based on an hourly wage. My experience as a PN at Banfield was miserable.

I often times worked 10-12 hours days with no lunch break because the hospital was so understaffed. I did the best I could not to take my frustration out on the clients or patients because it wasn't there fault that I was overworked and underpaid. However it was very difficult at times to keep my frusration under control.

I was often times yelled at by clients because of the lack of organization at the clinic and I always wished that they would take a step back and realize that it wasn't my fault things were the way they were. I was not in charge of the company so I had no control over staffing or productivity.

Anonymous
#287525

So I work at Banfield too.. and I like it. Most vets in the US are paid on some type of production bonus scale as opposed to a flat salary so.. okay.

Banfield is what you make of it, just like any other place. "Wow" thank god you don't work at my hospital because your *** attitude wouldn't cut it.

And vets can see as many patients as they want, I know the doctors that work with me want to stay busy and don't like to sit around twiddling thier thumbs. Vet hospitals are sometimes feast or famine (thats anywhere, not just BAnfield) so most Drs are happy to roll with the punches when we are busy.

I think it just depends on the individual vet. But if they are working with staff like "Wow" no wonder thier hospitals suck.

Anonymous
#287023

SO LET ME GET THIS RIGHT--THE NURSES ARE AT FAULT?? HOW??

THEY ARE PAID BY THE HOUR SO WHETHER THEY SEE 1 OR 20 PATIENTS IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE... ALSO THEY HAVE NO CONTROL OVER THE VETS OR CORPORATE POLICIES..SO NO THE ANSWER IS NOT GOING OFF ON THE NURSES.

Anonymous
#286541

you are a misinformed ignorant fool. The staff isn't paid by a bonus.

they are an hourly wage and they get paid like *** and overworked. The people to blame are the higher ups who require certain amounts of surgeries and appointments made per day and week. The vets are also required to put *** that even they know isn't necessary on estimates because they can get in trouble. So don't blame the people at the hospital cause it isn't all their fault.

as someone who works there believe me....I'm as unhappy with them as you but a job is a job. We are overworked and underpaid. blame corporate who have no idea how veterinary care works. the entire company is macro managed.

We can't even control our temperature in the hospital.

It's controlled vis remote in Seattle. OBTW we are controlled by MARS the candy company.

So please realize, we care, but sometimes big brother breathing down our neck can be hard to handle.

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