“Carpe per diem – seize the check.” – Robin Williams Check out this blog post I wrote for VetPartners and learn more about what gets factored into a relief veterinarian’s fee structure. https://www.vetpartners.org/blog/ Ideas, comments, and questions are always welcome! What goes into your fees as a relief veterinarian? We’d love to hear from you!
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
Seriously, What’s the Deal? This is what my dog looks like when he sleeps. Mouth agape. Eyes half-open. Checked out. This is similar to how my face looks when I’m trying to understand my insurance policies and where I have coverage lapses. Relief vets who work as true independent contractors (in tax speak, a
Converting Confusion to Clarity in Florida If I had a crystal ball, I would evaluate my future life and based on the upcoming challenges, I would knowledgeably decide which insurance products to purchase, how much coverage I needed, and how much to pay in premiums. That way, I would only spend as much money on
“Jobs fill your pocket. Adventures fill your soul.” But what if you could have both at the same time? Relief Rover member Dr. Kelly Zier has figured out a way as she travels the United States in her RV saving lives, soaking in the magnificent scenery, and creating memories. Kelly is open to practicing in
Check out this interesting vacation gig in Lake Placid, NY on Relief Rover’s job board. The message popped up on my LinkedIn notifications. Would I be interested in coming to Lake Tahoe, California to cover maternity leave at a single doctor practice? Although I was living in Florida, as a UC Davis graduate I was
As he finished his 1 minute exam his exact words seared into my brain and are as clear to me today as if they’d just been uttered. “Oh honey, if this is dysplasia I’ll be very happy for you. But in my experience this is cancer. Get dressed and come to my office.” I’d graduated
At 31 years old, you don’t expect the cause of your cough to be a thoracic liposarcoma. In fact, most 31 year olds don’t think that much about being sick or visiting the doctor. Careers are blossoming, families are being planned, and travels are being anticipated. Dinner party conversations never veer to discussions of disability
Can’t decide if you’d rather be in Florida or California? Neither can Dr. Margaret Little, a.k.a. Maggie. Relief Rover is excited to introduce this cross country flying, GDV fixing, daytime sleeping ER veterinarian in the first of our series “Meet A Relief Vet.” Read on to learn about Maggie’s thoughts about relief practice. Q: What
The notification vibrates my phone. “We met at a conference and I’m writing to inquire about relief coverage. I haven’t had a vacation in over 3 years.” Although this is text communication, I can feel the emotion behind the request. Because I’ve been there. Giving so much of myself to support my clients and patients.