Rates & Policies

Dog and Cat


My current rate for veterinary relief work ranges from $80-85/hour. The rate is determined on a case-by-case basis depending on the work, days, and travel involved. The rate is negotiable and will be discussed in more detail before work is arranged.

Please note that as an independent contractor, I pay my own share of medicare and social security tax (commonly known as the self-employment tax). I also cover the cost of my own workers’ compensation, malpractice, general liability, and health insurance. I am also responsible for my own continuing education, office supplies, and travel/accommodation expenses. My rates take these expenditures into account as well as my overall experience in veterinary medicine.

Minimum Booking

My current minimum booking is 6 hours. However, this can also be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Cancellation Policy

I understand that sometimes circumstances denote that scheduled work needs to be cancelled. Any cancellations made outside of 30 days prior to the booked date will not incur a fee. However, any cancellations made within 30 days of the agreed upon schedule will levy a 6-hour minimum charge per day unless that date is rebooked. A good faith effort will be made on my own part to rebook any cancelled dates. However, it can be difficult to book specific dates on short (less than 30 day) notice. This policy is discretionary and will be applied on a case-by-case basis.


You will typically receive an invoice within 24-48 hours of work being completed. Invoices are typically due within 2 weeks of receiving the invoice. This can also be timed with your payroll.