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EmERge Emergency Veterinarian Training Program

BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital
Portland, Oregon
Closing date
Jul 21, 2024

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Practice Area
Small Animal
Position Type
Veterinary Internist / Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Veterinary Hospitals / Corporate
Experience the Thrill of Saving Lives: Join BluePearl's EmERge Program and Unleash Your Potential in Emergency Veterinary Medicine!

About the EmERge Program: Our EmERge Program offers immersive emergency veterinarian training, propelling you toward becoming a skilled, confident, and proficient emergency veterinarian, equipped to administer life-saving care for pets in crisis.

From day one, you'll be part of our team, receiving hands-on training, lectures, mentoring, and real-world experience. This comprehensive one-year program furnishes all the essential components for a prosperous career in emergency veterinary medicine, encompassing vital hands-on experiences, immersive training, and personalized mentorship crucial for success. Throughout the program, you'll forge lasting connections with peers and create indelible memories, enriching your journey along the way.

We believe in compensating you fairly, so you'll receive a competitive salary right from the start. And here's the best part: the EmERge Program isn't just for new graduates! We welcome anyone with a sincere interest in becoming an Emergency Veterinarian, whether you're a recent graduate or a seasoned veterinary professional seeking a new challenge.

Get ER-ready in one year of accelerated learning. The EmERge program is divided into three parts:

  • 16 weeks of accelerated boot camp and initial training. The first 4 weeks will be spent at an immersive boot camp with the entire EmERge cohort, including hands-on labs, case-based lectures, and group discussions. The remaining 12 weeks are spent at your primary hospital, rotating through emergency and critical care, as well as other specialties.
  • 20 weeks of hands-on, immersive training guided by an experienced clinician mentor.
  • 16 weeks of experiential training, with continued mentoring.

A one-year work commitment after training is required, totaling two years.


Get a sneak peek at BluePearl EmERge here!

  • Graduate of an accredited veterinary school
  • Passed (or pending) the NAVLE
  • Licensed (or eligible for licensure) in the state of interest

Please note that the EmERge program doesn't replace or substitute an internship required for application to a residency.

Compensation During the Program:
  • Weeks 1-16: $3,076.92 bi-weekly (equivalent to $80,000 annually)
  • Weeks 17-36: $3,846.15 bi-weekly (equivalent to $100,000 annually)
  • Weeks 37-52: (Market Rate starts here moving forward if you're ready to start experiential training by week 37.

Why Choose BluePearl:

Because it is an exceptional place to work, and here's why:

We cultivate a collaborative culture where teamwork is paramount. Our dedication to providing outstanding specialty and emergency care for pets is fueled by our collective passion, knowledge, and talents. Our mission isn't just a statement; it's a daily commitment we uphold.

BluePearl is deeply committed to fostering a diverse work environment where every individual is treated with respect and dignity. We're dedicated to transforming and leading the industry through innovative, high-quality medicine and care, recognizing the importance of continuous learning in achieving this goal.

Moreover, we prioritize your health and well-being. Depending on your individual elections and utilization of our benefits offerings, you can enjoy an average total value of benefits worth $30,000!

The BluePearl Advantage:

We value your growth and provide numerous opportunities for advancement.
  • Access to BluePearl University, continuing education, and over 2,000 medical journals.
  • Free CE sessions and ongoing skill development opportunities.
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and more.
  • Support for mental health and well-being.
  • Comprehensive 401(k) plan with generous employer match.
  • Company-paid Short-Term, Long-Term Disability, and Parental Leave.
  • Regional licensed social worker for mental health support.
  • Access to 12 mental health care sessions per year at no cost to you.
  • CE Stipend.
  • Annual company store allowance.
  • Reimbursement for job-related expenses.
  • Employee referral bonus program.
  • Trupanion pet insurance and discounts for pet treatments, procedures, and food.

Join our warm, welcoming, talented, and highly collaborative team and let your passion for pets and best practice veterinary care shine every day!

Apply directly through this ad, or connect with us for more information about EmERge by clicking the link below:

BluePearl is 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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