GENERAL

How much does it cost to join for vets and techs?

Relief Rover is free for relief veterinarians and technicians.

How much does it cost to join for employers?

All hospitals and affiliates can now enjoy the benefits of membership through an easy to understand subscription.

What is the value of our membership for employers?

  • Post attractive, searchable jobs and hospital profiles so relief professionals searching for work can find and contact you.
  • Search for and reach out to relief professionals who live or travel to your area for work.
  • Connect with those relief vets who may be looking for a place to settle as an associate.
  • Locate that relief vet who works ER, overnights, and sees birds. Or any other combination of skills and availability that you may need.
  • Access resources to help you build the best working relationships with relief vets and increase productivity on relief days.

Who started Relief Rover?

Relief Rover was founded by Dr. Cindy Trice in an effort to support and encourage relief veterinarians. You can read more about Cindy and all the vibrant professionals behind Relief Rover on the R team page.

What if I don’t find an answer to my question on this list?

We’ve created several support documents to help our users understand how to use the site. You could check those out. Or you could just fill out our contact form.

FOR RELIEF VETERINARIANS + TECHNICIANS

How does Relief Rover work?

1. Complete your profile
Like online dating, the more info the better. In a few quick clicks, upload a resume that will attract your perfect match.

2. Search or be searched
Professionals can search our exclusive job listings and list of practices. Vets and techs, if you post your resume, employers can find you in search. When employers post a job, the entire community of professionals is instantly alerted.

3. Book jobs
After relief professionals and employers make contact, you determine pay rates and schedules together. No middle man. No pay cut for vets or techs. No upcharge for employers. Easy peasy. Fair and square.

4. Learn + grow as you go
So many resources to help you! Webinars, wage calculator, licensing directory, exclusive discounts on continuing education, forums, community and more.

Will Relief Rover help me find relief work?

Yes! We have an active job board specifically for relief positions. You can search the job board based on a number of criteria, including location, practice type, species, and more. To view current jobs, sign up and then click this link.

What should I charge for my relief vet services?

We’re so glad you asked! We have created a simple way for relief veterinarians to calculate exactly many days to work, and how much to charge based on your personal expenses, business expenses and savings goals. It takes just a few minutes to finish and it’s completely free of charge.

Access the relief vet wage calculator now.

I’m a relief vet and I have plenty of work. Should I still join?

Absolutely! Relief Rover is much more than just a job board. We are a full-on social network of relief veterinarians that help each other by sharing our knowledge and expertise. You’ll find lots of information in our member area that’s not available to the general public.

Can employers see any of the member areas of the site?

No. All of our community pages – including our member directory, sitewide activity, forums, and groups are completely off limits to employers. If you’d like to be found by employers on the site, you can add your resume to our database, which is searchable by employers. Whether or not you do so is completely up to you.

Are you going to send a bunch of junk to my email address?

Nope. We won’t spam you. However, you may get notifications of activity on the site, such as when somebody requests to be your friend, or you get a message from another member. If these get to be too much, you can always turn off all or certain notifications in the settings area of your user account.

Are you going to use my information in some nefarious way?

Of course not! Next question please…

Can I join Relief Rover even if I don’t have relief experience?

Absolutely! If you’re considering becoming a relief vet, or taking on relief shifts, Relief Rover is an invaluable tool to help you get started on your journey.

What’s the difference between my Profile and my Resume?

Your profile is only available to be seen by other relief vets in our member area. Your resume will be visible to both relief vets and employers. If you don’t want to be found by employers, don’t fill out your resume.

Can I have my cake and eat it too?

We think you know the answer to that. 😉

FOR EMPLOYERS

How can employers sign up?

Who is Relief Rover NOT for?

those expecting immediate success

We created our jobs platform to help vets and techs connect with employers like you. Just like a dating app, sometimes matches happen quickly. Other times, building relationships takes time. We can’t guarantee immediate success.

Be sure your job posts highlight the special qualities of your practice. Each time you post, give it some time. We promise to keep expanding our network to increase everyone’s chances of a successful connection.

those only interested in old methods of staffing

We want you to be successful, so our philosophy is based on the new reality. Many vets are no longer interested in the old process of apply > interview > accept full time job. Instead, many vets are using relief work to try different practices before eventually accepting positions.

Here’s how to successfully increase hires and decrease turnover: form relationships with relief vets early and often, treat relief vets as part of your team, and maintain an enthusiastic practice culture. If this doesn’t sound feasible for you, Relief Rover is not for you.

those who want to negotiate our pricing

Our pricing structure is the absolute lowest in the profession. We designed it that way because our overall goal is to increase quality of life, not to make boatloads of money. Thank you for understanding that we cannot offer further discounts on our ridiculously low pricing.

Do I have to post a job?

No. If you’d rather, you can look through our database of resumes to try to locate a relief vet for your practice. Our recommended method is to post a job in order to increase your visibility on the site, and then do searches in our database for ideal candidates.

How can I increase my chances of finding a relief vet on Relief Rover?

Be sure to post a job as completely as possible. Include a rich description of your practice, and what you’re looking for in detail. This will help our relief vets understand your position and apply to it.

Is the price a monthly fee or an annual fee?

We offer both. Our best value is the annual membership. For both monthly (basic level) and annual (elite level) memberships, there is a fee for each practice location that needs Relief Rover.

If you have more than 9 practices, we offer special pricing (email [email protected]).

Can I pay for one practice location, but find staff for multiple locations?

No. Our pricing is just too low for that! If we allowed that, our business would become unsustainable and our platform would cease to exist.

If you want to staff multiple practices, each practice will be charged its own subscription fee. Each practice location will enjoy unlimited Relief Rover privileges — unlimited job posts, unlimited candidate outreach, unlimited shifts, and unlimited hires. Never any additional fees.

If you have more than 9 practices, we offer special pricing (email [email protected]).

After I sign up, will you try to upsell me later?

Absolutely not. We always feel gross when others try to upsell us, so we didn’t want to do that to you.

The only thing to remember is that we charge a subscription fee for each of your practice locations that needs Relief Rover. Each of those locations enjoys unlimited privileges.

Your Relief Rover membership includes absolutely everything you need. You’ll never be charged a dime more than your subscription fee.

To be clear:

No fees when you contact one of our members.
No fees for job posts.
No fees when you book a shift.
No buyout fees when you want to hire a member part time or full time.
You can go through any of those actions as MANY times as you want and you will NEVER get charged an additional fee.

Do you offer individual job posts or candidate searches separately for a discount?

Not at this time. Most of the time, practices have trouble finding and hiring staff because they are using old methods of staffing like single job posts targeting full time positions and specific dates.

We would be doing you a disservice to sell you job posts and candidate searches a la carte. That’s why we started a ridiculously low-priced subscription model that includes unlimited perks. That means unlimited job posts, unlimited candidate searches, unlimited shifts, and unlimited hires.

Can I make posts for full time positions?

SHORT ANSWER: Absolutely!

LONG ANSWER: We recommend posting for relief positions to start off your relationships. After you’ve worked with a vet or tech you like for awhile, ask what kind of job offer would entice them. This is the new, more productive method of veterinary staffing.

Remember, many vets and techs are traumatized by previous work experiences. They may be using relief work to secretly test drive practices before considering employment. Some vets and techs have lost faith that happy, healthy practices are out there at all. They need to experience a positive work environment to believe it.

So build relief relationships while proving how amazing your practice is. That way is better for you, too — you will only offer employment to your favorite vets and techs. It’s a recipe that’s more likely to lead to great fits and long term satisfaction for everyone.

What should I do if I don't find any vets or techs in my area?

Don’t worry! Every month, roughly 100 vets (or more) join Relief Rover. We gain about 20 techs a month.

Also, some vets and techs choose to hide their profiles from time to time. Their schedules may be temporarily full, or they may have decided to keep their relief work private from their current employers. That’s why it’s important to keep using your unlimited job posts so they can find you in job search. (See also the FAQ below: “What does it mean to be visible on your site? Are all your members visible?”)

Imagine you were fishing for potential matches on a dating app. What tactic would be more successful: Giving up after a day or a month? Or patiently continuing to put yourself out there and sorting through any promising matches that come your way?

If you don’t find matches right away, be patient. We’re constantly working to expand our network to increase everyone’s chances of success. : )

What does it mean to be "visible" on your site? Are all members visible?

For employers: After you post your first job, you’ll automatically be visible in our practice directory as long as you’re a member.

To be found in our job search, all you have to do is post a job.

For vets and techs: They can show or hide their profiles at any time. They may hide their profiles if they don’t want to be found by their current employers, or if their current schedules are fully booked. That’s why we recommend posting for relief positions frequently so that vets and techs can find you on our job board.

Do you screen your vet and tech members?

We don’t screen the vets and techs on our site, nor do we screen the employers. It’s an equal opportunity platform.

Instead of “one size fits all”, we operate with a “there is someone for everyone” mindset – both when it comes to vets and techs and when it comes to veterinary employers.

We’re proud to have veterinarians that practice on every species, from small animal to large animal to exotics and more. We have vets that cover every scope of practice, from general practice to emergency medicine to specialty medicine. Our relief veterinarians have varying levels of experience and skills.

We hope you enjoy finding the vets and techs that “click” with your practice!

What if I struggle with technology?

Our platform is extremely easy to learn. It’s just a few clicks to log in, post a job, or search for vets and techs. If you can send an email, you can learn our platform.