As you may know, I frequently fill in at a few vet clinics in the area when a vet goes out of town, is sick, has a baby, etc. Working this “relief vet” job lets me:
- Keep in practice with reading x-rays and performing ultrasounds
- Maintain my surgical skills by having a few surgery days a month
- Get with other veterinarians and exchange ideas
From Feb 12 – May 1, I am filling in at Northgate Small Animal Hospital in Collinsville, IL for a classmate from vet school who is having a baby. I will be at the clinic every Friday, most Saturdays, and every Wednesday afternoon. I will also be there some Mondays and Thursdays.
For housecalls, I will be available every Tuesday, some Mondays & Wednesdays, and every Thursday morning. On a personal note, I’ll also be training for a 10K race in March and a Duathlon (run-bike-run) in late April. My goal is to survive until May 1 with some semblance of sanity!