Emergency Veterinary Internship

Veterinarian - Intern Austin, Texas


Position at Thrive Pet Healthcare

ER Academy is a one-year emergency medicine-focused internship designed for new graduates. Our goal is to provide training encompassing high-quality emergency care and client communication, in addition to providing the tools needed for longevity in emergency medicine.

ER Academy is hosted by Thrive Pet Healthcare hospitals in these locations.
1. Emergency Pet Clinic, San Antonio, TX
2. Fort Collins Emergency and Rehabilitation Hospital, Fort Collins, CO
3. South Carolina Veterinary Specialists, Columbia, SC
4. Elk Grove Veterinary Specialty and Emergency, Elk Grove, IL
5. Long Beach Animal Emergency, Long Beach, CA

A day in the life of an ER Academy Intern…
You will be scheduled with a senior veterinarian committed to your mentorship. This allows for presentation of cases and feedback as you are seeing patients. You will also have primary case responsibility within the 1st month and will be allowed to cut surgical cases as your experience develops.

The interns across all 5 locations will join for orientation, surgical training, and weekly didactic rounds. This collaboration allows for improved continuing education through journal clubs, grand rounds, case rounds as well as a larger community of interns.

Specific Education Includes:
FASTVet ultrasound course
Monthly coaching sessions on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Basic and Advanced Life Support online CPR training through VECCS Recover CPR Initiative
Surgical and Endoscopy Training

By the end of the internship year, we expect you to be well-versed in most emergency medicine presentations and be proficient in typical ER skills, procedures, and surgeries. At the completion of the internship, you will be highly marketable and capable of comfortably going into any emergency veterinary facility with the tools needed to succeed.

Thrive isn’t just a word. It’s present in everything we do, driven by a dedication to the animals and families we help. We believe you shouldn’t have to sacrifice your well-being, goals, or individuality to do this. We take actions to empower you to provide the best care for pets, the people who love them, and yourself — through progressive career & learning options, benefits, and support. You will be surrounded by those who understand you, your work, and what you’re experiencing daily. Throughout our hospitals across the country and with our university partners, Thrive is committed to supporting the education of veterinarians through externships, internships, and residencies that further what we can do for Animals and for one another.

If that sounds like the perfect fit for you, we are looking for Doctors who:
· Are passionate about emergency medicine
· Appreciate the benefit of a structured mentorship that will you set you up to form excellent habits and strengthen your veterinary education.

While each hospital follows the same program model for ER Academy, there are differences in both the offerings of each hospital and the culture. We invite candidates who are interested in this internship model to apply to all locations to maximize their acceptance to the program and to truly find the best personal fit.

Email [email protected] - We are filling our 2024 internship roles now! 

Salary + Benefits + Schedule:
$75,000 annual salary
Direct mentorship from a veterinarian on every shift
Scheduled on shift no more than 50 hours/ week
Paid - state license, DEA registration, PLIT liability insurance.? Also, memberships in AVMA, VECCS, VIN, and unlimited access to Thrive U, which has no cost clinical and non-clinical CE, and many RACE-certified.
Paid travel and housing for orientation & retreat with our senior medical leadership at Thrive Pet Healthcare’s Home Office in Austin, TX
No obligation to continue employment after the conclusion of the 1-year program.

ER Academy allows you to be immersed in emergency medicine within the first week by being the primary clinician seeing a wide range of emergencies. You are scheduled on shift with a senior clinician dedicated to mentoring and ensuring your success while allowing you to be the primary clinician.

Thrive Pet Healthcare supports our interns with a comprehensive benefits package including:
Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
VIN Membership
Continuing Education Opportunities
Professional Liability Coverage
Thrive U for unlimited, no-cost CE
FASTVet Emergency Ultrasound Training
Eligibility for Life and Long-Term Disability Insurance
Eligibility to Participate in 401(k) retirement savings plan
Paid Parental Leave & Purr-ental Leave
Pet Discounts and More

At Thrive Pet Healthcare, we celebrate and embrace the uniqueness and diversity of all our team members, pet parents, and pets. We strive to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture where all team members belong and feel empowered.