Veterinary Surgeon in Kendal, Cumbria
Challenging, fun, part of a team
We work as a close team which helps us all through tough and stressful times. Reception and nursing staff are brilliant and well trained. There is an ethos of learning and support within the complete team. Whilst we work for a corporate, most decisions are taken locally, they are more support in the background. There is clinical freedom and a great attitude to CPD.
Negatives outweigh the benefits
Too much work for such little pay. The workload became unmanageable and when raised with senior staff, it was not listened to. Their solution was to essentially make us work harder throughout the month so our month end process was easier. No......we were understaffed and overworked. It became very obvious that they care more about profits than they do their staff.The progession within the company is also pretty much non-exist despite their false promises. Very easy to get stuck in a role where the work is monotonous. My advice is to approach with caution - it suffices for short term, but not for long term
Clinical Director in Blue House Veterinary Centre, Biddulph
Great support and environment
IVC seem to be able to retain the individuality of a veterinary practice whilst improving many of the "backstage" aspects. I am pleased with how they have treated our staff, and with the CPD offered to the whole team.
Receptionist in Worthing, West Sussex
Avoid at all costs
Always short staffed and a stressful place to work. IVC head office do not care about you so it is lucky if you have a decent line manager. If you don't then you get zero support from anyone. I spoke to head office and it was a complete waste of time. This practice used to be a good place to work but for the past 3 years the staff turnover has been so high that I cannot keep up with who is leaving or starting. Avoid!
Receptionist in Halesowen, West Midlands
Dont work for this company
Management are terrible. Pay is nothing compared to the work they expect you to do with little support. No job security and certainly no progression.