Veterinary Relief
Lorna Sifford DVM
It's my philosophy that your patients and clients come first. I strive to work within established hospital protocols to maximize efficiency and meet/exceed client expectations. Your team knows your clients best; their input and advice is always welcomed.  My goal is to provide quality care that is consistent and uninterrupted, despite the regular doctor's absence.  I strive to work closely with each clinic to learn its individual policies and practices, allowing me to treat clients and patients in a way that is familiar and reliable. I work well with a wide variety of personalities and can adapt to various protocols. I'm comfortable working on my own, as well as alongside the clinic owner or associates. As a former owner and manager of a profitable clinic, I understand the economics of running a veterinary practice.

Locum services at your clinic are available a daily or weekly basis. I can help your clinic by providing the following services:

   Office calls and examinations: I enjoy client-patient relationships
   Basic soft tissue surgery: I am quite comfortable performing routine soft tissue                 surgeries, but do not perform cosmetic ear crops, orthopedic surgeries.
   Thorough medical work ups: I love the challenge of internal medicine
   Basic dentistry
    First visits for puppies and kittens
   Complete and legible medical records: keeping detailed medical records to                         facilitate transition of care to other veterinary team members

As an independent contractor I have:

   Illinois veterinary and controlled substance licenses
   DEA license
   Professional liability insurance
   Federal Identification Number
    Personal health insurance
   Taken care of all State and Federal taxes

Services are charged on an hourly basis, with a 6 hour daily minimum. I don't have a maximum number of hours per day that I'm willing to work.  I am available on weekends and some holidays. Accommodation and travel expenses will be covered by the clinic.  I would be comfortable with either private housing or a hotel.  A mileage charge is assessed from home base.