For Veterinary Professionals

Partner Perspective: How Dr. Echols Became the Boss of His Career

In the fast-paced world we live in, balancing our work and personal lives effectively is more important than ever before. The ability to take charge of your schedule and become the boss of your time is a skill that can significantly enhance your productivity, reduce stress, and help you enjoy your free time. As a veterinarian with demanding clinic hours, prioritizing your personal life can be a challenge.

We spoke with Dr. Echols to learn about how making the switch to work relief with Evette has improved his personal life and has given him greater control over his career.

1. What led you to becoming a relief DVM with Evette?

After an internship, I was burnt out and thought being an associate would be a good option. However, I ended up being even more burnt out due to being at the clinic way too much. In 2020, more people than ever before had the opportunity to get a pet which caused clinic demands to increase significantly, and for veterinarians, the demand was overwhelming. At one point, I even had my salary lowered so I could have less hours at the clinic. I then started looking into working as a relief DVM. I researched Evette in addition to other companies and thought Evette was too good to be true. I talked with a recruiter and STILL thought it was too good to be true. The more I listened, I felt like working relief would give me more free time and freedom, and less time dealing with internal clinic issues and responsibilities. Once I signed with Evette, it ended up being the best decision I ever made!

2. How has Evette enhanced your life?

It’s been great! I’ve been able to take more trips and spend more quality family time. I also have weekends off, my ideal work schedule and less administrative work. I’m able to do so much more in my free time and can actually prioritize my personal life. Now I have time to focus on my competitive bodybuilding, powerlifting and training my golden retriever puppy Jendrick.

3. How has it been working with your Staffing Manager Rob?

I love Rob, he’s the best! He has to deal with so much from me, but he always makes sure I’m informed with my busy schedule. Because of him, I have become an in-demand DVM amongst clinics in my area. That’s also a big reason why I decided to work with Evette because, truthfully, I didn’t want to deal with the administrative work that comes with doing relief coverage on your own. I’m super grateful for everything Evette does.

4. What advice would you give someone interested in Evette?

The most important thing I would say is be open-minded with new clinics and take time to understand how the clinics operate. I view it as an amazing learning opportunity and experience to grow their professional and personal skills. I make sure to be open about my clinic experiences so that Rob can better tailor my schedule. I would also stress how great my schedule has been and that I’m usually booked months in advance. I’ve never experienced issues with payroll or my benefits. Evette truly handles it all. 

Don’t let a demanding work schedule keep you from living your life how you want to. Let Evette help you become the boss of your career and take back your personal life. Take the leap today and work relief at Evette!