Veterinary Emergency Group launches new fellowship program

March 17, 2021
dvm360 Staff

This revolutionary program offers veterinarians with at least 2 years of experience, formal training, sustainable pay, mentorship, and much more.

Last month, the Veterinary Emergency Group (VEG) launched the VEG Emergency Fellowship, a 6-month program designed to help veterinarians make a career switch by offering mentorship, accountability, and reputable continuing education (CE).

This new fellowship was birthed after the success of VEG's Early Entry Track program, increasing interest from general practice, equine, and other veterinarians looking to move into emergency medicine careers.

“At VEG, we know there are many incredible veterinarians out there seeking more from their work and striving to go the extra mile to care for animals and their guardians,” says Joyce Wagner, DVM, VEG's, director of new doctor training and leader of the new program, in a VEG release. “To help these veterinarians build on their experience, develop their abilities, and make the transition into emergency medicine, we’re offering the VEG Emergency Fellowship program.”

This fellowship program is the first to offer formal training to experienced doctors while providing sustainable pay, with no contractual employment obligations, says VEG. This unique opportunity is different from other programs in that it:

  • Trains doctors on various procedures in emergency medicine such as endoscopy, ultrasound, and exotic medicine.
  • Teaches veterinarians how to become well-versed in customer communication and service, leadership, emotional intelligence, and much more.
  • Offers programs to help battle compassion fatigue, burnout, and emotional trauma.
  • Provides veterinarians with a guaranteed minimum salary of $115,000 to learn and practice as the second doctor on shift
  • Offers unlimited CE and covers all travel expenses related to CE during the fellowship.
  • And there's no contract requirement or obligation to pay back if participants decide to leave.

To apply or learn more about VEG's new fellowship program, go here.