Meet a Relief Vet, Dr. Julie Liu!

Cats. The word in and of itself embodies an entire sentence. It is both an explanation of feline behavior and a question…and intimidates many. Despite the vast unknown that is, well, cats, we are drawn in by those lovely little floofs and their absurdly adorable toe-beans. Enter in Dr. Julie Liu, relief vet extraordinaire. Feline

Meet a Relief Vet – Dr. Colleen O’Brien

What do you get when you combine an absence of artistic talent with a vertically challenged individual? A veterinarian. An acupuncturist. A pocket pet enthusiast. A GP practitioner. New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Colorado, welcome Dr. Colleen O’Brien. Go ahead, challenge her to a soccer game. ~~~~~~~ Name your niche: large animal, small animal, pocket pets,

Meet a Relief Vet – Dr. Sheila Newenham

It’s a new year, and the internet is ablaze with affirmations and resolutions. Our veterinary world continues to emphatically chase a healthy work-life balance to the ends of the earth – both for ourselves and those whom we meet. Variety. Appreciation. Travel. For small animal GP and HQHVSN clinics in Illinois, Idaho, Washington, Georgia, Texas

Happy New Year!

I’m the type of person who loves new beginnings. It’s not so much starting over, because that sounds like there’s no forward motion. Rather, it’s taking a fresh perspective with the benefit of all the insight previously gained. And although I’ve traversed a few rough patches where I couldn’t wait to press the reset button,

Happy Holidays!

Tips for working relief during the holidays. Schedule fun time early! We know it can be hard for relief vets to say no when we’re in such high demand – especially at holiday time! Be sure to build in some celebratory events for yourself and your family and keep that time sacred. Decorate yourself! If

The Gratitude Feedback Loop

As I do every November, I’ve started thinking a lot about gratitude. I realize this should be top of mind every day. And it is, to some degree. But I’m susceptible to seasonal messaging so I obsess about candy in October, ramp up my gratitude in November, focus on generosity in December, and energize on

Meet a Relief Tech – Tayla Grace

Work-life balance – the phrase is as synonymous with vet med as is the word understaffed. So how do we meld the two for a positive outcome?  Relief staff, of course! Enter Tayla Grace – technician/nurse extraordinaire. New England area – I know you’re just as overwhelmed as the rest of the regions. ECC. Exotics.

Burning Out to Burning Bright Webinar

If the words “burnt out” are on your mind either because you feel that way or you see it in your teams, you’re not going to want to miss this dynamic discussion. We learn the stats about burnout in the veterinary profession, the symptoms, and share both personal and organizational strategies for combatting this insidious

Spooky Relief Vet Jobs

How to Handle Scary Relief Gigs. Not all relief jobs are smooth sailing, and part of being a relief vet is dealing with uncomfortable situations in unfamiliar environments with strangers. It comes with the territory. In the spirit of Halloween, I present some scary relief vet scenarios. The Scary Practice It happens. You agree to work