accelERate program

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Veterinary Specialty Center is excited to offer unique advanced training and career opportunity.

Program highlights:

  • AccelERated 6-month training program
  • Designed for individuals that are interested in a career in emergency medicine or to advance the skills of a general practitioner with advanced emergency training
  • Drastically improve your skillsets and confidence
  • A higher caseload means endless learning opportunities
  • If interested in general practice, make yourself more competitive and confident
  • 3-year commitment at a generous salary to help combat your student debt
  • Salary starts at $68k for year 1
  • Salary increases to $100k for years 2 and 3
  • After 3 years and if interested in general practice, we offer job placement assistance through our extensive referral network
  • Surgical proficiency through our Shelter Animal Surgical Services program and partnership with Chicago Animal Care and Control
  • One-on-one mentorship with our criticalists and senior emergency clinicians
  • Shadow and learning opportunities with every specialty
  • Daily didactic opportunities to expand your knowledge
  • Extensive training with and access to our Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (compassion fatigue, depression, grief, stress management, etc.)
  • Benefits include health, dental, vision, 401k match, pet insurance, life insurance, generous CE allowance, free on-site gym, overtime opportunities, on-site bistro, HSA, FSA, long and short term disability
  • Advanced CPR training
  • Point of care ultrasound training
  • Wet labs and emergency procedures training
  • Optional lectures and training focusing on general practice topics
  • Abridged internship program


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