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Andrew Findlaytor, DVM, shares a tip for veterinary clinics who want to utilize relief veterinarians at their clinic

For relief veterinary professionals, it can be tricky learning a new clinic and understanding policies, creating estimates, and dealing with regular clients who may not be comfortable with a new veterinarian. On the clinic side, although helpful, bringing in a relief veterinarian can mean training them to work a day in your clinic to the best of their abilities. With all the moving parts of relief work, how can it be made easier for all parties?

During an interview at Fetch Nashville, Andrew Findlaytor, DVM, gives one of his top tips clinics can use to help set their relief veterinarian for a great day in their clinic.

Below is a partial transcript of the video.

Andrew Findlaytor, DVM: One [tip] I always recommend hospitals to give me a designated technician buddy, set one technician up for the day and let them know they're gonna be working side by side with me. That helps because now I'm not spending time trying to figure out how to build an estimate or finding out where things are. Another great thing is that gives me a window or access into how your practice operates. I can now ask my technician buddy, 'hey, who's the best at drawing blood?' Or if we have a fractious cat, who's our kitty whisperer for the day? All of that just makes my day so much easier.

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