Mystery Shopping Company Discussion

VCA Animal Hospital Shops


Does anyone know which mystery shopping company is doing the VCA Animal Hospital Shops? A company called Secret Shopper used to list the shops available. The pay was reimbursement up to $100 plus a fee of $10 or $25 to type up the report online.
February 01, 2011 07:48PM

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I haven't seen it in a while.
February 01, 2011 08:19PM

I have- I'll see if I can find it

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February 01, 2011 09:09PM

I get those e-mailed to me several times a week, but haven't paid attention to who they are from. I will let you know the next time I get one.

February 02, 2011 12:51AM

Remember, the confidentiality agreements we sign with most MSPs prohibit giving out the names of clients shopped by the MSPs. Also - note our new forum guidelines to the right of each post. Very good ones, I think. In addition to requesting honesty and positive contributions, the guidelines note: "Do not reveal the clients of mystery shopping companies." While we can share general information with other shoppers, we need to be careful with revealing which MSP shops which client. SteveSoCal explained this well when he commented that PMs and posts in open forum should not contain the MSPs and their client names. []
February 02, 2011 07:50AM

I need their name too. They owe me money and I lost the email from them with their address sad smiley
February 13, 2011 04:40AM

I have done several of these shops and they pay.
February 13, 2011 09:18PM

It hasn't changed.
February 18, 2011 01:38AM

I still cannot find these shops. Anyone see them lately?
March 24, 2011 01:56AM

I have not seen them the last few months. They are not on the board every month, come up periodically.
March 24, 2011 07:29AM

I get these emailed to me every day. There are a lot of vet offices in my area.
March 24, 2011 12:05PM

I have done a couple of these. Mine were thru Secret Sh@@per. They always pay in within 60 days and are a good company to shop for. No problems here.
March 24, 2011 12:53PM

I also live around dozens of those particular vets, so I'm bombarded with shops for them.

I'm willing to take the shop but the cat refuses to do them anymore.....
March 24, 2011 08:38PM

Easy shop, quick payer and I got flea meds as part of the deal.
March 24, 2011 10:51PM

My dawg will go anywhere someone pets him! (LOL!)
March 27, 2011 01:54AM

I too have them in my local. But my dog died of cancer and I am too lazy to borrow a dog.
March 27, 2011 02:16AM

I have done them for the past three or four years through SecretSh00per, but they are gone from Massachusetts now, for about the past 9 months.

I have 5 cats and 2 dogs and these really helped my annual vet budget!

Does anyone know where the VCA shops have gone now (a year and one half after the original post)?


Michelle in Massachusetts
July 31, 2012 12:23PM

Geez, your ICAs, will you? And if you refuse to do so, scroll up a bit and read AustinMom's post.
July 31, 2012 02:16PM

I agree! No client names and MSC names in the same post/thread people!

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July 31, 2012 02:48PM

Have not seen VCA vet shops in the NYC tri state area for several months.

Try contacting the client and ask if they can forward your contact info to their new msc( hopefully there is one).
July 31, 2012 02:56PM

I asked the msc that was doing them if they still were about a month ago. They told me they were. So I waited all last month and did not see any, now I am waiting this month. A while back they were doing them only once every quarter or so. My poor dog is going to get Rabies without her shot if I have to wait any longer. You shoppers out there with dogs, no worry, I am sure as soon as I break down and pay for a vet visit and the shots oop they will show up again the next day. So just hang on a few weeks more as I am giving up on SS soon.
July 31, 2012 10:59PM

Thank you Arch and Sandy for your kind replies!

August 01, 2012 07:05PM

Oh, and Karen, I DID read AustinMom's post - it is nearly 18 months old. I was looking for updated information...which is why I posted.

Sorry I am not familiar with all your "lingo," but I followed the posting style of the original poster. If you were offended, which I infer from your reply, I apologize.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/01/2012 07:11PM by MichelleinMA.
August 01, 2012 07:08PM
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