BluePearl empowering employees and creating a sustainable profession with multi-year investments

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Volume 52

The advanced veterinary care provider is offering clear pathways to career advancement with a new leveling up and compensation structure, and continuing education incentives.

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BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital recently announced its multi-year investments to create clear career pathways for its associates. Key aspects of these commitments are the introduction of BluePearl’s CareerTrax, which supports a first-of-its-kind leveling and compensation structure, and continuing education incentives.

According to the company, CareerTrax is an electronic career pathing platform that tracks an individual's skill set development for career advancement and provides full transparency into requirements for each role, level, and specialty. More than 5000 BluePearl assistants, technicians, paraprofessionals, and other support team members benefit from CareerTrax, now having a direct and organized path to advance their education and careers.

“At BluePearl, we understand it is because of the hard work, passion, and dedication of our associates that we are able to consistently provide care for pets when they are most in need,” said Nicholas Nelson, president of BluePearl, in a prepared statement.

“That is why we are not only committed to providing the highest quality of care to pets, but also to fostering a culture of innovation and growth through meeting the personal and professional needs of our associates. By contributing to our associates’ development and helping them reach their education and career goals, we hope to create a more sustainable profession and support the careers of veterinary professionals across the industry,” added Nelson.

BluePearl’s new tiered skill system extends career path options for all associates, including front desk staff, enabling greater transparency into available opportunities as well as the skills and knowledge needed to advance.

“Transforming the delivery of specialty and emergency veterinary medicine requires that we make working in our hospitals a sustainable career with clear paths for advancement in both skill development and compensation,” said Angela Calderone, vice president of people and organization at BluePearl, in a prepared statement.

“Through CareerTrax, we remove some of the professional barriers to career growth, providing associates with organized opportunities to expand their knowledge and skills base, and reach their full potential. While profession-wide change takes time, we are excited to see the impact CareerTrax has on the quality of life for our associates as well as the quality of care for our patients,” Calderone added.

In addition to hands-on experience gained by working in a BluePearl hospital, the company’s associates have access to continuing education materials on the electronic learning and training platform, BluePearl University, which provides access to more than 2000 medical journals, books, and abstracts.

What's more, BluePearl maintains its partnership with Penn Foster, an ACMA-CVTEA accredited school, to offer associates an affordable pathway to becoming credentialed veterinary technicians (CVT). BluePearl offers up to 90% tuition assistance to eligible associates enrolled in the program, further demonstrating its commitment to providing sustainable career pathways and elevating the standard of care throughout the profession.

Visit BluePearl’s website for more information about the company’s career opportunities.


BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital announces multi-year investments to empower its employee and create a sustainable profession. News release. August 10, 2021; BluePearl. Accessed August 10, 2021.

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