This is the second in a 3-part series about veterinary locums – either working as one or hiring one in your clinic. 

If you’re thinking of chucking in your day job to pick up the Instagram-glamorous lifestyle of the footloose and fancy free, high rolling life of the locum, then this episode is for you!

Here are 11 considerations I recommend you take into account before you rush to hand in your resignation:

#1 – unpredictability 

#2 – admin

#3 – follow up and follow through

#4 – have lots of referees

#5 – >3 years post grad experience

#6 – you need to be a people person

#7 – travel & nights away

#8 – you need to be able to say “no” 

#9 – money in the bank – Rainy Day Funds

10 – nowhere to call home

#11 – test drive a new job

Other episodes in this series:

Episode 002 – is being a locum for you – are you cut out to be a temp / locum / independent contactor or is being an employee better suited to your personality style?

Episode 003 – Why do locums earn more than employees? If you’re working with locus at your clinic and you’ve heard they earn stupendously high hourly rates, then this episode is for you.