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EmERge Emergency Veterinarian Training Program

BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital
Appleton, Wisconsin
Closing date
Jul 30, 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 BluePearl?

To transform and lead the industry through innovative quality medicine and care, we understand the importance of continuous learning, and we value your health and well-being. Our full-time associates are provided:
  • Benefits: 401(k) with employer match, Parental Leave plans, Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance plans, Fertility plans, employer-paid STD and LTD; depending on individual elections and utilization of our benefits offerings, the average total value of benefits offered at BluePearl is $30,000.
  • DVM stipend
  • Outstanding technician support. Because we encourage associate growth, you are surrounded by dedicated, experienced team members. Our technicians are leveled by skillset and advance as more skills and experience are gained. We focus on developing our associates into leaders through various programs and 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. Access to 12 FREE sessions.
  • *BluePearl Library -access more than 2,000 veterinary and health science journals.
  • *BluePearl Science - participate and learn from ongoing clinical studies 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.
  • *RECOVER CPR certifications - FREE continuing education and Basic and Advanced Life Support certifications are available.
  • BluePearl Pet Care Discounts
  • Additional Discounts including pet supplies, Royal Canin pet food, Mars candy products, cell phone discounts, car discounts.
  • Annual company store allowance.
  • Plumb's Veterinary Drugs - FREE for all Associates.
  • VETgirl - FREE membership.
  • BluePearl Cares! YOU can be part of BluePearl Cares, a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit, committed to delivering on its mission of making emergency and specialty care accessible for all. Ask us for details!

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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