“I love my job!” When was the last time that you said or thought that about your work as a veterinarian? Too often, vets are overbooked, overworked, and overwhelmed with paperwork.
We entered veterinary medicine to care for animals on the deepest level – to maintain the health and save lives of animals. As we move through our careers, we attain more knowledge and experience. With each step, we often take on more responsibility for the practice as a whole. We become not just doctors, but managers, and that's a whole different job. Instead of caring for pets and animals, a manager cares for the health of a business.
Often, we're so focused on moving up in our career that we miss what drove us there in the first place. If you miss the practice part of your work, then a career as a relief veterinarian might be right for you.
As a relief veterinarian, you help out clinics when they need it most – during maternity or medical leave, or to cover when a vet goes on a well-earned vacation. You're not tied to any one clinic, so you have full control over your schedule. You choose when, where and for how long you want to work. And the clinics you help will love you for it!
This incredible flexibility lets you truly balance work and the rest of your life. If you want to spend a few weeks in the mountains skiing, Holiday Vet can help you find a practice that needs assistance in your favorite winter playground. You can subsidize your vacations with a relief veterinarian opportunity.
Maybe your family needs you at home, but you don't want to give up your hard-earned career. Some practices need a relief veterinarian just a day or two a week. A relief veterinarian job gives you the time to care for your family but also keeps you active in your profession.
Some relief veterinarians are looking for the next move in their career. You may want to see what else is out there before committing to your next move. Holiday Vet's wide range of clinic partners exposes you to a number of internal processes, so that you can pull together a set of best practices.
Fall in love with your job again as a relief veterinarian. Get back to practicing animal medicine instead of managing a business. Find a true work-life balance, whatever your situation. Holiday Vet has the perfect match for your career.