Associate Relief Veterinarian | Relief flexibility with Associate Stability
Location: Portland, Maine
Type: Full Time
Salary: 125,000 - 165,000
DVM or equivalent
2 openings available.
It’s not relief work. It’s a whole new way to work!?
Insane hours, office politics, and little-to-no support have been the status quo for far too long. So, IndeVets set out to create a totally new way to practice. Everything we do is to make the industry better for veterinarians like you. Because we are veterinarians like you.?
Here’s how it works:
Choose when, where, and how you work.
Don’t let practice managers dictate your shifts. As an IndeVet, you’ll decide exactly when you work. That means you’ll never have to work another weekend again (unless you want to!). You set your own schedule and choose shifts from our thousands of partner hospitals. You decide when you work, and when you don't.
Never feel stuck at a bad clinic again. With thousands of fantastic hospital partners, you’ll have plenty to choose from (usually within a 45-minute drive). Feel free to jump around or stick with a couple of spots. It’s totally up to you.
We’re all about you doing the type of work you love. Choose from GP exam shifts, ER, urgent care, dentistry, or surgery. Mix and match or choose your fave. It’s totally okay to be picky, and it’s also okay to try new things. We’re here for it all.
Thrive as a vet.
Every IndeVet has her own Area Medical Director (AMD). Think of them like your wing-person. They’re your advocate who can speak to clinics on your behalf, lend support after hard days, and give high fives after great ones.?Our Veterinary Social worker is there to complete the circle of care by partnering with you, your AMD, and the rest of IndeVets to give support in those times where we question why we ever wanted to do this in the first place. He provideseducation tohelpnavigate impossible situationsand connection to others that together will prolong your life not only in Veterinary Medicine but on this Earth as well. Anything that is mentionable can be manageable.
You’ll be amazed by what your fellow IndeVets can teach you. We have vets in-residence at leading institutions, and vets with backgrounds in acupuncture, rehab medicine, herbal medicine, chiropractic care, palliative care, and more.
We partner with all different types of hospitals, from corporate groups and private practices to spay & neuter clinics and shelters. Most IndeVets work across many hospitals to experience different kinds of cases, develop new techniques, and grow as a vet.
Your time is valuable. Get paid for all of it.
As an IndeVet, you’ll be paid hourly. We believe hourly compensation is the best way to offer a high standard of care, while also making sure you’re always paid for any additional time you work. It’s the fairest, least stressful way of working.
Full time at IndeVets starts at just 34 hours per week and our FT Associate IndeVets start out with a base that’s over six figures before taking shifts that offer additional compensation.
All of the benefits, none of the burnout.
You'll be part of the ever-growing IndeVets team. This is no traditional relief gig. When you become an IndeVet, you're a W2 employee with full benefits.
A variety of medical insurance options, including two that are fully paid by IndeVets (Yes, free to you!)
Dental and Vision Insurance
Company-Paid Short-Term Disability Insurance
Generous Paid-Time Off
Paid Parental Leave
Continuing Education allowance (Plus additional PTO for CE)
401(k) and Roth 401(k) contribution with 100% employer match up to the first 4% with no vesting period
IndeVestment Revenue Share Plan
Choose Your Own Adventure™ Stipend
Company-Paid Professional Liability Insurance (Just like your PLIT, but free to you.)
Membership Perks: deeply discounted memberships to VIN, VETgirl, Fear Free certification, and more!
Guilt-free leave of absences
Sounds too good to be true? We hear that all the time.
Texas - Austin-Round Rock, Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, San Antonio-New Braunfels, College Station-Bryan
Virginia- Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Richmond
Washington, DC - Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, Hagerstown-Martinsburg
We grow with great vets.
Don't see your area listed? Don't sweat it. Just send us a message letting us know where you're located, and we'll work on bringing IndeVets to you.
Here are the basic clinical requirements every IndeVet must have:
You’ll need to have the experience in general practice to handle working alone on occasion, the confidence to help guide the hospital clinical team, and the personality to get along in a collaborative environment. We do have a strict No Jerks policy after all.
Here’s the checklist:
High quality, independent post-grad hospital experience including any or all of the following:
Small animal GP or ER experience
Completion of a contemporary and challenging internship program
If less than two years in practice, experience must include an active mentorship
Established confidence with ability to work independently in our hospitals while being actively supported by the IndeVet community
Ability to work a minimum of 25 hours/week
Active veterinary license/DEA license/CDS license (if applicable) or ability to apply for a license in the state you’re applying to work in
Strong clinical skills
Excellent client communication
Internship training is a plus
Founded in 2018, IndeVets is on a mission to bring balance, fulfillment, and joy to veterinary medicine. We have created a whole new way to practice veterinary medicine that puts vets first. We provide the freedom of relief work, the stability of an associate position, and a team dedicated to helping vets thrive. We unite thousands of hospitals with the nation’s top veterinarians to deliver what matters most in animal care—happy, healthy doctors performing at their best. Officially certified as a Great Place to Work®!
At least two years of small animal GP experience or completion of a rotating internship.
Able to work a minimum of 25 hours/week.
Active veterinary license for the state you’re applying to work in.
Ability to get licensed in any additional states you want to work in (with our support).
IndeVets is on a mission to bring balance, fulfillment, and joy to veterinary medicine. We have created a whole new way to practice veterinary medicine that puts vets first. We provide the freedom of relief work, the stability of an associate position, and a team dedicated to helping vets thrive. We unite our nearly 3500 partners hospitals with the nation’s top veterinarians to deliver what matters most in animal care—happy, healthy doctors performing at their best.