The goal this one year internship is to provide focused mentorship to new graduate veterinarians so they will have a solid foundation for a successful career in Veterinary Emergency Medicine.
Three hospitals are participating in the ER Academy in 2019. The hospitals are located in San Antonio, Fort Collins, and Tampa. All hospitals have an established program for training new graduates into ER clinicians. Our goal in combining the programs is to allow more education for new veterinarians as well as opportunities for collaboration and mentorship.
• All interns will be schedule on shift with a Mentor Veterinarian • Interns scheduled no more than 50 hours/ week • $50,000 annual salary • Paid travel and housing for orientation in Austin, TX and Mindfulness Stress Reduction training with Dr. Laura Smallwood, ACVIM. • Paid CE for FAST ultrasound course and Fluid Therapy Boot Camp in San Antonio, TX • Paid CE and travel for endoscopy foreign body retrieval, ER surgical techniques and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Fort Collins, CO • Paid travel for 1 week rotation at Animal Neurology and Imaging Center in Scottsdale, AZ • Basic and Advanced Life Support online CPR training through VECCS Recover CPR Initiative. • No obligation to continue employment after the conclusion of the 1 year program. • Well qualified candidates will have opportunity for a sign on bonus if they elect to continue employment with a Pathway Hospital.
The Emergency Pet Clinic has been offering its ECC internship program for new grads for 8 years. We are located in San Antonio, TX near the San Antonio International Airport and close to downtown. In addition, we have a satellite facility located in Corpus Christi, TX. Our San Antonio facility is open 24/7/365 for emergency and critical care for the local community. In addition, we provide echocardiograms and abdominal ultrasounds with plans to add additional specialty options.
We provide a structured and mentored program to develop emergency veterinary clinicians who are learning clinical, communication, and personal skills to allow a long and satisfying career in emergency veterinary medicine.
This ECC internship allows the intern to be immersed in emergency medicine within the first week by being the primary clinician seeing a wide range of emergencies. The intern is always scheduled on shift with a senior clinician dedicated to mentoring and ensuring your success while allowing the intern to be the primary clinician.
The intern will also be supervised in surgery with the goal to have them competent in emergency soft tissue surgeries such as C-sections, pyometra, gastronomy, enterotomy, gastropexy, and splenectomy.
The intern will complete an orientation program in Austin and San Antonio that includes a fluid resuscitation boot camp that is provided by a critical care specialists. Interns will receive paid CE to attend FAST vet point of care ultrasound training in San Antonio. They will also have a week rotation in Fort Collins, CO with paid travel for additional training on endoscopy foreign body retrieval, surgical techniques and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. An additional week-long rotation is provided at the Animal Imaging and Neurology Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ. Group learning with all clinicians includes journal club, topic, case based, exotic and morbidity and mortality rounds that are held monthly.
By the end of the internship year, we expect the intern will be well-versed in most ECC presentations, and be proficient in typical ECC skills, procedures, and surgeries. At completion of the internship, the intern will be highly marketable and capable of comfortably going into any emergency veterinary facility with the tools to succeed.