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Chicago Vets earn $127 an hour with Roo

Roo connects veterinarians with hospitals for part-time relief work, empowering you to earn more doing what you love — on your schedule!

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Roo is completely free to use and will help vets and techs earn more
Earn 2x per hour

Make nearly double the avg. hourly wage of a Illinois associate vet!

Create your own schedule with Roo to perfect your work-life balance
Flexible schedule

Work when you want, as much or as little as you like, with no commitments!

Roo is quick convenient and easy to use
Get paid fast

Hassle-free payments via direct deposit in just two business days!

Vet Med’s Largest Veterinary Relief Community

Roo hosts the largest network of hospitals, offering more shifts and variety than you'll find anywhere. This means more options so you can find your ideal shift!

So far, we've paid out over $100 million to vets like you, helping thousands of talented DVMs achieve their financial goals!  

Quickly find veterinary relief shifts in Chicago, Illinois, or anywhere you're licensed!

How Roo Works for Veterinarians

The Career you Love, On Your Terms
Create your free profile
Search & select shifts
Work your shift & help pets
Rate your experience
Get paid in just 2 days!
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Roo relief veterinarian buys first home financial freedom

Boost Your Income

Chicago Roo Vets earn an average of $127 an hour. That’s nearly double the average hourly wage of a Illinois associate veterinarian!

You can even earn over $1000 for just a single day of doing what you do best!

With Roo, you can have your dream job and your dream life.

"Roo allows me the ability to prioritize my young son. I can build my schedule around his school schedule, holidays, and vacation for his birthday. I’ve never had so much freedom to be able to prioritize my family."

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Dr. Elise Sanchez
Roo Relief Vet since 2023

Take Command of Your Career

Roo was created to maximize your flexibility and autonomy. You’re in complete control of where, when, and how much you work so you can make time for what’s most important.

We believe transparency is the only way to give you TRUE freedom to decide what shifts are right for you. We’ll always let you know what you’ll be paid and other important details before you commit.

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We’re here to support you

What makes Roo extra special is the incredible personalized service you’ll receive from our passionate team.

Many of us are former veterinary professionals, dedicated to making your relief career a success. We’ve been in your shoes, and we’re here to help.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Roo cost anything?

No! It’s completely free for vets. It costs nothing to join, and there are no membership fees or other costs. You’ll only make money with Roo.

Is there a minimum amount of hours or shifts I need to work?

No! You have complete control over your schedule. Only work when you want, period. Take as much time off as you like, Roo will always be here for you.

Does Roo require a non-compete?

No! Roo stands for the freedom of vets everywhere. Therefore, Roo does not require vets to sign a non-compete to work through our platform.

When and how do I get paid?

Getting paid with Roo is fast and easy — immediately after you work a shift, you’ll be paid via direct deposit in just two business days!

When you first join Roo, you’ll be prompted through a one-time setup where you fill out a W-9 form and link your bank account. After that, all payments are sent to you automatically, no waiting around and no chasing it down!

Does Roo withhold taxes from my paychecks?

No. As a relief veterinarian, taxes are not taken out of your income, so you’ll get paid every cent you see listed on the shift card. However, you will be responsible for paying taxes on this income at a later date, so we recommend setting some of your Roo earnings aside for tax payments.

Roo provides a number of resources and significant help with your taxes as an independent contractor, which you can find in our Tax Center. Roo's platform automatically keeps track of your earnings and milage to help you file taxes each year.

If I'm already employed full-time, should I still sign up with Roo?

Yes! Even if you're employed full-time, you can always pick up relief shifts to earn extra money. Relief work is also a great way to try new hospitals and specialties and learn from other doctors. Roo is free to join with no membership fees and no penalties for inactivity so you have nothing to lose!

Can hospitals see my search activity or contact info?

Hospitals have no visibility into your profile, contact info, or search activity until you request a shift. Hospitals also have no way of seeing who is on the platform. Your activity is hidden from all Roo hospitals until you reach out to them.

Does Roo require liability insurance?

While Roo does not require you have personal liability insurance, we highly recommend getting your own coverage as you won’t be covered under the hospital’s policy as an independent contractor. Roo has teamed with the AVMA to offer PLIT plans that are affordable and convenient. You can get covered for a whole year for less than half of what you’ll make working just one shift!