Dear Practice Owner, We are both small business owners, colleagues, community members, and as veterinarians, stewards of public health. We have a wonderful symbiotic relationship and I rely on you for my livelihood. You keep me in business by trusting me to care for your practice as needed, and I help you take breaks or keep up with extra
I know I’m a relief vet, but I’m going to say it anyway. The relief vet community is amazing. And this coronavirus situation is proving the truth of this statement. Relief vets are well suited to handle this moment with grace and professionalism. It’s a moment that requires flexibility – got it, collegiality – yep,
I received a text yesterday from an awesome relief vet friend of mine who lives in a COVID-19 hot zone. Taking into consideration frequent contact with her elderly grandparents, she was flirting with the idea of canceling her scheduled relief shifts for the next few weeks to socially distance herself from the pet-owning public and
We have a stray gray tabby to thank for giving the veterinary profession the gift of Dr. Lorin Lawrence. From multi-doctor practice owner to relief vet, read on to learn about his journey and get some interesting ideas on what to carry with you on relief gigs! *** What inspired you to become a veterinarian?
I just returned from the VMX conference in Orlando, FL where Relief Rover was one of 26 companies invited to display a booth in the exhibit hall’s Start-Up Circle section. Of those 26 companies, 5 were picked to participate in a pitch competition sponsored by Leap Venture Academy and NAVC. The contestants had the opportunity
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,
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
“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