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.
I just finished reading a New York Times article on chronotypes. In other words, your natural biological clock. Your innate sleep / wake cycle. Studies have shown that this hard wired mechanism dictates when you are most alert, active, and creative and when your body insists that you must wind down, sleep, and recharge your
It was a combination of unpleasant smells I’d oddly grown to love. Heavy cream, dead fish, rubber, poop. I’d just finished blending cream, whole frozen fish, and vitamins in industrial sized blenders then loading the shakes into giant syringes. Working at a marine mammal rehabilitation center, my fellow volunteers and I tube fed elephant seal
Many relief vets set the charge for their services by finding out what the going rate is in their area. This is certainly a quick and easy way to decide on your fees and to make sure that you aren’t over or under charging. However, this information may be difficult to find if you don’t
An effective relief vet has the medical, surgical, and communication expertise requisite of all vets in their particular scope of practice. But there are additional skills and mindsets required to thrive in this niche. We are more than just warm bodies with veterinary degrees that will “baby sit” the clinic… In order to do our
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I love to be helpful. One of the dictionary definitions of relief is “a means or thing that relieves pain, distress, anxiety, etc.” As we’re all aware, the unique stresses of this career can take a toll on our psyches and bodies. Regular breaks allow rest, renewal, and rejuvenation leading to increased job satisfaction and