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 you’re feeling it, go ahead and throw on those blinky light earrings or dreidel scrubs.
  • Grinch proof your interactions. A lot of people are stressed out during the holidays and it can be a sad time for many. Sometimes this can be reflected in their behavior at the clinic. Channel the spirit of the inhabitants of Whoville and show grace and kindness to all.
  • Bring on the good cheer! Remember to notice and celebrate all the tiny wins and small miracles that occur every day in practice.
  • Size up on your scrub pants. Veterinary practices can hold an army’s worth of holiday goodies in their break rooms. Enjoy! 
Relief Rover sends a giant thank you to all the relief professionals covering shifts this holiday season. Wishing everyone the happiest of seasons no matter which holiday(s) you celebrate!