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Requisition ID:  8747

Emergency Veterinarian (Mentorship Program)

Job Summary

The Purdue Emergency Mentorship program is designed for someone who has recently graduated from veterinary school and wants to pursue a career in emergency medicine, or a practitioner looking for a career change. The program is a 2-year commitment, with the first year focused on mentored training and the second year a supported role as a primary ER clinician.  The Emergency Clinician Mentorship Program is designed to improve the applicant’s critical thinking, diagnostic and treatment skills while also allowing them to gain experience working with a busy emergency caseload in a teaching environment.

In addition to mentoring and hands-on experience, the applicant will receive compensation and benefits reflective of a full-time professional staff employee, including retirement, paid time off, health insurance, continuing education funds, and more.


Program Structure:

  • 6 weeks of initial training/boot camp working side by side with a DACVECC during daytime hours (7a-6p)
  • 9 weeks of continued training/boot camp working side by side with a skilled emergency veterinarian during swing hours (6p-2a)
  • 15 weeks of specialty training in internal medicine, neurology, ophthalmology, surgery/anesthesia, radiology, and cardiology during daytime hours
  • 18 weeks of mentored emergency work experience with a skilled emergency doctor working 6p-2a


Year 2 will see the mentee integrated completely into the ECC schedule working 40 hours per week in an assigned shift. In both years, some commitments to weekend and holiday coverage will be expected. The Year 2 mentee will still have support in the form of overlap with the swing DACVECC and through the on-call system for challenging specialty cases.


Why Choose the Purdue Emergency Mentorship?

  • The program is designed to allow its graduates the training and confidence necessary to function as a high level emergency doctor
  • As a staff member of a teaching hospital, program participants will have the invaluable experience of teaching students and interns while interacting with specialists from all disciplines
  • Back-up from residents and specialists in all disciplines through the on-call system
  • Opportunity to participate in additional Teaching Hospital activities including ECC journal club, hospital-wide seminars, CE opportunities, laboratory sessions, and community outreach


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
  • Indiana licensure and federal accreditation
  • Must be able to work in stressful and emergency situations on own
  • Must possess good oral and written communication skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to read and write English



  • Experience with non-traditional pets
  • Computer experience


Additional Information:

  • This position is 40 hours/week (either 8 or 10 hour shifts); some evening, weekend and holiday shifts will be expected
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position  
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contributions immediately  
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette

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