Whether it’s the collaborative efforts of area colleagues who put competitive pressures aside; a clever rotation schedule that allows for a four-day work week in a multi-doctor practice; or the use of a relief veterinarian to provide support, the structure of this core service is transforming so that equine veterinarians can both successfully ensure after-hours client care and enjoy life outside of veterinary medicine.

The Emergency Coverage Subcommittee has developed the following resources to help veterinarians implement new after-hours policies in equine practice.

Toolkit Emergency Coverage 2.0 - Innovative Strategies to Revolutionize After-Hours Care

More solutions are available than ever before to reduce the burden of 24/7 client care. The Emergency Coverage Subcommittee developed this toolkit to offer practical guidance and success stories about six models for providing after-hours care: emergency cooperatives, haul-in emergencies, partial emergency care, strategies for solo practitioners, establishing an emergency-only practice, and working as a relief veterinarian.


NEW: AAEP Practice Life Podcast (July 26, 2023):

Strategies from the Emergency Coverage Subcommittee

Haul-In Emergencies Model

Success Story - Reagan Equine

Partial Emergency Coverage

Success Story - Fredericksburg Equine