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Veterinarian - Emergency Training Program (emERge)

BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Closing date
Jul 24, 2024

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Practice Area
Small Animal
Position Type
Veterinary Internist / Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Veterinary Hospitals / Corporate
BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital is proud to offer an Emergency Veterinarian training program called emERge. Our emERge program helps you obtain the skills and the confidence that you need in order to be a successful Emergency Veterinarian at one of our state-of-the-art hospitals.

  • Have you always thought about practicing emergency veterinary medicine?
  • Do you have a passion for working with animals and learning new standard methodologies in animal health?
  • Are you eager to think on your feet and handle challenging cases in veterinary medicine?
  • Do you look forward to learning and leading by example in the emergency veterinary industry?
  • Are you a DVM or VMD looking for "the next step" or "a change"?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, we want to hear from you!

The BluePearl emERge Program is designed to give veterinary school graduates the necessary training to become successful Emergency Veterinarians. It is a full-time job from the very beginning, and we will prepare you for your first solo emergency shift at one of our BluePearl hospitals. The program combines lectures, interactive seminars, labs, mentoring, and hands-on practice experience. Not only will you receive valuable training from experienced Veterinarians, you will also be paid a salary from the first day of your course.

Who is it for?

• This program does not replace or substitute an internship which is required for application to a residency.

• A graduate of an accredited veterinary school

• Individual with a sincere interest in becoming an Emergency Veterinarian

• A current Veterinarian looking for a career change.

Program Structure

emERge is a one-year training program divided into three segments. Your salary will be tiered and increase as you complete each segment of the program.
  • 16 weeks of initial training/boot camp. Four of these weeks will be spent in Clearwater, Florida (lodging & airfare are provided). The remaining 12 weeks will be at your primary hospital.
  • 16 weeks of immersive training, guided by an experienced Veterinarian.
  • 20 weeks of experiential training.

The total commitment is three years, including the initial year of training.

Topics of the Training Program:

• Clinician leadership

• Principles of resuscitation and shock

• Sepsis

• Principles of fluid therapy

• Gastrointestinal and urogenital emergencies

• Cardiac and pulmonary emergencies

• Communication techniques

• Neurologic emergencies

• Hemostasis

• Electrolyte disorders

• Immunologic and endocrine emergencies

• Compassion fatigue/burnout

• Stress resilience

• Surgical emergencies

Click here for a video outlining the program: BluePearl EmERge


  • Our passion is pets. We offerTrupanionpet insurance and discounts to our associates for pet treatments, procedures, and food.

  • We encourage you to grow with us. Our technicians are leveled by their skillset and move up in level as they gain more skills and experience. We are focused on developing our associates into leaders through talent development programs and leadership workshops. As a member of Mars Veterinary Health, our associates have endless opportunities to advance in his/her career.
  • In order to transform and lead the industry through innovative quality medicine and care, we understand the importance of continuous learning. We offer annual continuing education allowance, free continuing education sessions, our ownBluePearlUniversity for training, and our clinicians have access to over 2,000 medical journals.
  • We value your health and well-being as an associate by providing you with the following:

Health, dental, vision, and life insurance options.

Annual company store allowance.

Flexible work schedules.

Time to reset, rewind, and reflect through our paid time off, parental leave, and floating holiday plans.

A regional licensed social worker who can provide guidance, advice, and tips/tricks on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle while working in a fast-paced emergency and specialty care environment.

  • We promote a family-like culture in our hospitals. We are all in this together. We believe in working together to lead the industry by enriching lives through remarkable care for pets.

BluePearlis committed to a diverse work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, sexual orientation or affectional preference, or gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

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