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Emergency Veterinarian Mentorship Training Program

BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Closing date
May 18, 2024

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Practice Area
Small Animal
Position Type
Veterinary Internist / Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Veterinary Hospitals / Corporate
BluePearl Pet Hospital in Philadelphia is proud to offer an Emergency Veterinarian Mentorship Training program called EmERge. Our EmERge program helps you obtain the skills and the confidence that you need to be a successful Emergency Veterinarian at one of our state-of-the-art hospitals through one-on-one guided mentorship.

  • 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, but 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 beginning in January and June. The first four of these weeks will be spent in boot camp held 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 two 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

About BluePearl, Philadelphia

BluePearl Pet Hospital in Philadelphia, PA is part of the BluePearl Greater Philadelphia Network that consists of six multi-specialty and emergency hospitals and one emergency only hospital that provides high quality, compassionate patient care in a collaborative environment. Our multi-specialty locations in the network include Philadelphia, Langhorne, Levittown, Conshohocken, Malvern, and Christiana.

You can have the best veterinary medicine has to offer with this unique opportunity to experience multiple hospitals within a such small radius. Along with busy emergency services, the network includes 9 Criticalists, 12 Internists, 14 Surgeons, 3 Neurologists, 11 Oncologists, and multiple specialists in radiation oncology, dentistry, dermatology, ophthalmology, radiology, and anesthesiology. There are 3 MRI and 6 CT units available. In addition, we are fortunate to be able to provide radiation therapy with both a linear accelerator and Cyberknife to the surrounding communities.


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.

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 own BluePearl University for training, and our clinicians have access to over 2,000 medical journals.

We also value your health and well-being and as a full-time associate we offer the following benefits:
  • Comprehensive Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance plans; depending on individual elections and utilization of our benefits offerings, the average total value of benefits offered at BluePearl is $30,000.
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with company match.
  • Parental Leave plans.
  • Company-paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability.
  • DVM stipend - an annual stipend is provided to participate in continuing education, short courses, associated travel, and registration fees.
  • We provide outstanding technician support. Because we encourage associate growth, you will be surrounded by a group of dedicated, experienced team members. 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.
  • Mars Veterinary Health and BluePearl are dedicated to making a better world for pets and the people who care for them. We believe that starts with equity, inclusion & diversity, and taking a holistic approach to supporting our 70,000+ Associates' health and wellbeing, particularly combatting inherent mental health challenges faced by veterinary professionals.
    • Regional Social Workers to assist with stress management, mental health awareness, compassion fatigue, burnout, communication, and conflict management skills.
    • LYRA - confidential care for your emotional and mental health, how, when, and where you need it. Whether you're feeling stressed, anxious, or depressed, support from Lyra. All associates regardless of benefit eligibility (includes full and part time) have access to 12 sessions at no cost to you. Relief associates are not eligible.
  • BluePearl Library - clinicians can access more than 2,000 veterinary and health science journals.
  • BluePearl Science - participate and learn, and earn, from ongoing clinical studies happening at BluePearl.
  • BluePearl University - our own built-in learning management system that houses resources for system training, continuing education, compliance, and personal development. Learning communities exist for all our training and mentorship programs.
  • Mars Center for Veterinary Excellence - medical learning opportunities as well as leadership development for clinicians who may envision people leadership in their long-term career path.
  • RECOVER CPR certifications - FREE continuing education and Basic and Advanced Life Support certifications are available.
  • Trupanion pet insurance and BluePearl discounts for pet treatments, procedures, and food.
  • Additional Discounts including pet supplies, Royal Canin pet food, Mars candy products, cell phone discounts, car discounts.
  • Company store allowance - annual allowance to purchase BluePearl swag and scrubs throughout the year.
  • Employee Referral Bonus program
  • Plumb's Veterinary Drugs - readily find dosing information for the drugs you prescribe every day. FREE for all Associates.
  • VETgirl - Receive a FREE membership on the subscription-based multimedia service that offers RACE approved online continuing education for veterinary professionals. Veterinary students and veterinary technician students also receive a free membership to VETgirl.

Why BluePearl? Because it is an exceptional place to work!

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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