Dr. Ben Sweeney

Dr. Ben Sweeney

In This Episode

The Covid-19 pandemic has been difficult for everyone. Locums, or relief veterinarians, may have been the hardest hit, as they are external staff that may work at multiple veterinary clinics. They are an essential piece of the modern clinic, so how can we best support them during this challenging time?

This week on the Veterinary Innovation Podcast, Shawn and Ivan speak with Dr. Ben Sweeney, former Founder and Managing Director of Simply Locums, about the challenges that the pandemic has brought upon locums, the barriers that young locums face, and how providing locums with a payment vehicle can help create trust while maintaining their flexibility.

Dr. Sweeney recommends Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products by Nir Eyal and Measuring What Makes Life Worthwhile by Chip Conley.

Topics Covered

  • The Barriers Young Vets Face With Locum Work
  • Innovation Within the Locum Model
  • The Impact of Covid-19 on Locum Work