The Ethos – Veterinary Emergency Training Program (E-VET) will prepare veterinarians for an exciting and rewarding career in emergency medicine.
E-VET is right for you if:
- You are interested in working as an ER veterinarian and do not want to pursue a residency (at least not in the next 2-3 years)
- You are a team player who is eager to be in a feedback rich environment with experienced ER veterinarians and specialists
- You want to gain experience and additional training at one of the busiest tertiary care hospitals in the US
- You want a program that is unique in the amount of time, thought and energy put into understanding the key competencies for excellent ER clinicians
- You want a program that supplements clinic apprenticeship with interactive web-based learning and tracking tools
The E-VET program is designed to provide training and mentorship for veterinarians looking to excel in the field of emergency medicine
Our program is built using a curriculum-based approach that extends beyond the typical apprenticeship model of clinical training. The curriculum has been designed using an evidence-based strategy identifying competencies and skills successful emergency clinicians must acquire. These attributes are assessed by utilizing mastery standards developed by a team of educational specialists and content experts. Our unique program combines a hybrid training approach through simulation-based didactic components, and authentic training experiences with live patients.
Check out a sample of one of our online learning tools
The trainee will also have access to the Vetbloom learning site, and will be expected to participate in weekly topic rounds, monthly journal club, assigned book chapter readings, hands on procedure labs, morbidity/mortality rounds, grand rounds – presentations, and attend conferences (IVECCS, ACVIM)
Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital (Mass Vet) is a large tertiary referral emergency and specialty hospital located just outside of Boston. It has around 60-70 doctors, including 15 – 20 experienced ER doctors and 6 Board-certified Criticalists. There are also over 100 veterinary technicians and other support staff in the hospital. In addition to ECC, Mass Vet also includes all of the major specialty services, including Anesthesia and Pain Management, Surgery, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Radiology, Oncology and Cardiology. On average there are around 110 cases that present to the hospital each day, with around 40 – 60 of those being for the ER service. There are typically 4 – 6 ER doctors receiving cases each day.
Mass Vet has all standard and most advanced diagnostic equipment, including Blood gas analyzer, Full in-house diagnostic laboratory (i.e. CBC, biochemistry, coagulation testing), full on-site Zoetis reference laboratory, digital radiology, Ultrasound, CT, MRI, Electrocardiography, Echocardiography, Endoscopy, Invasive and non-invasive blood pressure monitoring.
Mass Vet is a dog and cat only hospital. Exotic species are directed to our nearby sister hospital Bulger Veterinary Hospital, which has an exotics department. On occasion, a client may bring in an injured wild animal for humane euthanasia.
Program and Schedule
- This is a 9-month training program. Following the program, trainees transfer to an Ethos hospital where they will receive continued mentorship and work an additional 2 years. Location of this position is negotiable prior to enrolling in the program.
- 5 work days per week including one didactic non-clinical day. Depending on the rotation, day shifts are usually 8-12 hours and overnight shifts may be up to 15 hours. Rotations will consist of elective rotations, day, swing, and overnight shifts.
- Every Wednesday will be a didactic day when trainees are expected to be in the hospital, however they won’t be doing clinical work.
- There will always be two consecutive days off each week.
Benefits, Prerequisites, and Requirements
|Benefits: Competitive benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage, and voluntary participation in a 401K retirement plan.
We also cover costs of PLIT, AVMA membership, licensing fees, and DEA license.
An additional $1000 per month housing stipend is provided during the training program.
Minimum guaranteed salary of $110K per year following successful completion of the program.
|Paid Time Off (PTO): 11 days|
|Continuing Education: Conference travel and fees for one conference is provided during the training program, a continuing education allotment is also provided on an annual basis.|
|Is a contract required? Yes, 2-Year contract. Location negotiable prior to enrolling in 9-month training program.|
|Is a State license required? Yes. The licensure fee for a MA license is approx. $300.|
|Is a DEA license required? Yes|
|Is there on-call for the Trainee? No
|Will there be rotations in other departments? Approximately 20% of time is spent rotating through other specialties in the hospital including anesthesia, surgery, critical care, cardiology, diagnostic imaging, neurology, oncology, internal medicine and ophthalmology|
- Graduate of an accredited College of Veterinary Medicine – DVM/VMD or equivalent
- Pass NAVLE
- Submit application materials including a letter of intent and references
Additional Requirements from the Program
- Massachusetts State License
- Candidate must be eligible for a federal DEA license.
- Employment with Ethos is contingent upon successfully completing a background check and showing proof of eligibility to work in the United States on your first day.
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