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
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
Work-life balance – the phrase is as synonymous with vet med as is the word understaffed. So how do we meld the two for a positive outcome? Relief staff, of course! Enter Tayla Grace – technician/nurse extraordinaire. New England area – I know you’re just as overwhelmed as the rest of the regions. ECC. Exotics.
If the words “burnt out” are on your mind either because you feel that way or you see it in your teams, you’re not going to want to miss this dynamic discussion. We learn the stats about burnout in the veterinary profession, the symptoms, and share both personal and organizational strategies for combatting this insidious
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
Ever wish you could have a dermatology brain nearby to pick? Well, you, my friend, are in luck. I know one such veterinarian – and she can be lured with Sour Patch Kids and coffee. Derm aside, Dr. Jennifer Lopez also has an affinity for surgery and emergency care. She knows the value that having