Practice Manager Pet Medical Center of Pasco Pasco, WA, United States
Practices often engage relief veterinarians when what they really need are part-time employees. While sometimes this arrangement is agreeable to both parties, it is not always technically permissible in the eyes of the IRS and can even have some consequences when it comes to workers’ compensation insurance. It is best to look at your practice circumstances and decide if the best fit is a relief vet, part-time employee, or even a full time doctor. Strategically and temporarily utilizing the services of a relief vet can help you assess your needs and make the right long term choice.
Decide if they need a part time employee or a relief vet.
Understand the risks and potential IRS consequences of misclassifying a “regular” relief vet as an independent contractor.
Understanding workers’ compensation insurance as it relates to relief practitioners.
Understand how to use relief practitioner to assess the need for a full or part time doctor.