Relief veterinary medicine: A unique career

Date: March 4, 2020

Time: Noon - 1pm CT

Relief veterinary medicine holds a unique position in today’s market. As the pet population grows and workforce trends continue to shift toward independent contract work and flexible schedules, relief medicine is appealing to more practitioners. Working as a relief—or locum tenens—veterinarian allows flexibility, variety, and even travel. Join relief veterinarian Dr. Cindy Trice to learn about the benefits and challenges of this underutilized and underrepresented area of veterinary medicine. Gain a realistic picture of the career path, technical aspects of setting up your own relief practice, and unique skills required to thrive in this niche. If you’re already a relief veterinarian, learn how to elevate your services to provide outstanding support to clinics.

Participants can expect to learn about:

  • Benefits, challenges, and opportunities for relief veterinarians
  • Unique skills required to be a successful relief veterinarian
  • How relief veterinarians help peers by reducing the work load and freeing them up to nurture other talents, responsibilities, goals, and desires
  • Business aspects of setting up your own relief practice, including an overview of business entities, tax and insurance considerations, and marketing techniques