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Since 1988 we have provided services to more than 850 practices in the Midwest. Unlike other "relief services" that merely broker names, we have assembled a large staff of professional relief veterinarians. These doctors are hired only after positive interviews and reference checks. Initial training is reinforced through ongoing mentoring and performance feedback. 

 Relief veterinarians are an excellent resource for any of the following:

  • Vacation

  • Preserving family time 

  • Maternity leave

  • Continuing education

  • Sickness

  • Long term illness/surgical recovery

  • Routine days off

  • Appointment or surgical backlog 


Please see our forms and FAQ page for more information on our policies and how to best utilize relief veterinarians.  

Please note, we require a signed work agreement and a client information sheet before we're able to begin working on your relief requests.

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“I own a small GP veterinary hospital in the Cincinnati area. Our hospital is family operated so we have a close relationship with all of our clients, and for this reason searching for relief work is very scary. We decided to give Lighthouse a try and are so glad we did! Dr Sarah was fantastic! We were very pleased, and our staff and clients were as well. We can’t say enough wonderful things about how positive our experience with Lighthouse has been. It is so comforting to know that there is an option for us family vet med practice owners!” -Tara Gallardo, Gallardo Family Animal Hospital
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