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What is a Relief Veterinarian?

Relief veterinarians fill in at veterinary clinics when a regular practitioner is on leave or can also be used to supplement a facility’s existing staff (anywhere a temporary veterinarian is needed.)

Relief veterinarians provide services on an as-needed basis when vets are in need of assistance with their practice (often due to situations such as illness, maternity leave, family obligations, or a scheduled vacation, etc.).

Working with RSVP you can enjoy the access to our widespread network of clinics working closely with an RSVP manager who creates a personalized network for you.  Enjoy the flexibility that relief work offers and gain experience with premium pay. Contact a rep today to learn about all our opportunities.  800-256-4078

Does RSVP offer relief work to support staff?

Yes! RSVP is currently offering relief shifts to support staff Texas.

How much is the pay?

Doctors make anywhere between $500-650 per day and up to $1000+ for an ER shift.

Techs are between $13-$16 per hour, up to $17 for ER

Is there a minimum number of days that a required to work?

No, there are no obligations to work, RSVP just provides the opportunities to work.

Are we exclusive or can they you work for other clinics I already have a rapport with?

The only restriction is if RSVP initiates contact between you and a clinic you can only work there through RSVP. Clinics are aware that if they like you they can pay a placement fee and move you from temp to perm if that is what is agreed upon between both parties.

How am I paid?

               RSVP uses a bi-monthly direct deposit payroll system. Doctors send in invoices before the cutoff dates and are paid accordingly. Detailed instruction are included in your welcome packet. Techs fill out time sheets. 

RSVP is dedicated to paying in a timely manner.

Am I an employee or independent contractor?

As a veterinarian you will be considered an independent contractor, we provide you with one 1099, unlike working independently of a relief service.  Technicians are employees and receive a W-2 tax form.

Can I sustain on relief alone, is there enough business to keep me working?

It depends on your area, and willingness to travel, and skill level. There is a good possibility to live comfortably working only relief, many of our doctors do just that. They enjoy the flexibility and control over their schedule. They also enjoy the new and exciting experiences provided to them. We have enough work for you to work every day if you are willing to.Currently, we have many doctors/technicians working 5-6 shifts a week, year round.

Again there is no obligation to work, but we do have enough work for doctors to work as much as they want.

How do I sign up?

Signing up is easy, you can either log on to the website and submit an application (http://reliefvet.com/joinourteam/) or give us a call Toll Free: (800) 256-4078.

How am I notified regarding shifts?

  After you complete your paperwork, you will be notified by your preferred communication method; the common method is via email. All shifts are sent and you pick and choose which ones you want and respond. Sometimes we have last minute needs that are sent out, urgency is important to get the shifts you want.

What happens if I don’t like a clinic?

We understand that not everyone fits with every clinic. Let your manager know and they will be sure to remove you from that clinic and provide you with better-suited matches in the future. We act as a buffer helping cut down on any awkwardness or unpleasantness that may arise when dealing with clinics.

Our goal is to find the perfect environments for you, the more we get to know you, and the more you work, the better our analysis will be.

Do you offer referral bonuses for veterinarians?

 Yes, we do! The average bonus is around $300 for a qualified veterinarian. Refer someone today.

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