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Meet a Relief…Tech! – Sasha Zitnick

It was a matter of time, really.  One cannot speak of veterinarians without including their counterparts, their partners in crime, their two-legged Swiss Army knives. In the often-tough team sport of vet med, we help keep one another’s equilibrium steadfast. Veterinary technicians, veterinary nurses – while a bit more elusive than veterinarians – also exist

Meet a Relief Vet – Dr. Julia Campbell

With an eye for efficiency and dedication that runs deep, Dr. Julia Campbell proves that determination knows no bounds. Her adoration and passion for animals began when young and propelled her into a career she loves. An adventurous spirit, she is currently traveling across the country with her husband, so it may be easier to

Meet a Relief Vet – Dr. Michele Donathan

It began with a bird…and ended up with cats! With an avian adoration igniting her career, Dr. Michele Donathan soon realized her love for all things feline. Being both Fear-Free and Feline Friendly certified, her ability to adapt shines. This fulltime Florida relief veterinarian has sound advice for those just starting out in the relief

Meet a Relief Vet – Dr. Elisabeth D’Agosto

Covid may have put a damper on Elisabeth D’Agosto’s involvement in local sports leagues (i.e., beer socials), but her relief work lets her shine. Branching into the relief world has taught her volumes about herself while also providing nifty tips and tricks. With a solid comprehension base of French and Spanish in her toolbelt, please

Meet a Relief Vet – Dr. Frieda Hottenstine

Four-year-olds will say anything…right?! Frieda Hottenstine, however, followed through unwaveringly with her childhood exclamation to be “an animal doctor” when she grew up. With over twenty years of experience, Dr. Hottenstine thoroughly appreciates the delicate balance of loving what you do while loving where you work. Client handouts ready in hand, Florida clinics, please open

Meet a Relief Vet – Dr. Amanda Clouser

“In this role, I am the teacher and the student, always!” Recognizing the increased need for relief during the pandemic, Dr. Amanda Clouser went about doing just that. From general practice to emergency, she steps in so you can step away. Dr. Clouser can be found hiking, beaching, boating, or riding horseback throughout the Bay Area.

Meet a Relief Vet – Dr. Brij Gupta

Consult. Advise. Assist. Lead. Learn. Being a veterinarian is rewarding, yes, but being a relief vet opens up doors that you may not have even thought of. Amidst a career in veterinary medicine (to which destiny played a part), Dr. Brij Gupta is passionate about making financial freedom possible, about utilizing passive income to allow

Meet a Relief Vet – Dr. Deborah Hirschmann

Soft tissue surgery. Kayaking. Iceland. Craft fairs. Dentistry. Cooking. Cross-country skiing. Biathlons. Medical oncology. Genetics. Cytology. Knitting. Reading. Intrigued?  It is definitely safe to say that Deborah Hirschmann has just a few interests up her sleeves. Pick one…possibly two? Licensed in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Virginia, Dr. Hirschmann welcomes expansion. Let her help you out by taking over for

Meet a Relief Vet – Kanwarjit Singh Boparai, DVM

Olives?  Check.  National park road trips?  Check.  Always ready with camera in hand, Dr. Kanwarjit Singh Boparai loves his job.  Whether he is honing his skills as a relief veterinarian or working on his olive oil production, life is never dull.  Invite him into your practice, California, and if you are in Nevada, Hawaii, Arizona,

Meet a Relief Vet – Dr. Ericka Carroll

Is there anything that dogs love more than peanut butter?  One of the most essential tools of trade, this edible icebreaker has a permanent home within Dr. Ericka Carroll’s supply bag.  Whether in California, Pennsylvania, or New York, this freelance consultant, relief veterinarian, and previous Veterinary Corps Officer for the U.S. Army brings more than