Utilize part-time veterinarians to fill your long-term need for extra help. Use relief veterinarians on a temporary basis to fill your need when you are away at CE or vacations. (See FlexVet book for tax tips on the differences.)
Welcome your Flex-Vet as part of your team. Express enthusiasm to your entire team about the role of the part-time or relief veterinarian.
Provide pro-rated benefits to every part-time veterinarian.
Make an effort to educate clients about the time-availability of each veterinarian. The entire team must express positive support of every veterinarian so that clients feel confident about their pet’s care, no matter which veterinarian sees them.
Create standards for service and medical approaches to ensure consistency. Medical record keeping must be outstanding!
Create a time to talk with your Flex-Vet, both individually and with the team (team meetings must be coordinated).