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New ER Doctor (NERD) Program: Starts January 2025, Practicing Veterinarians at Veterinary Emergency Group in Washington, Washington DC

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Job Description:

The family you will be joining:

Veterinary Emergency Group (VEG) is a rapidly growing veterinary emergency company with hospital locations across the United States. Our mission is helping people and their pets when they need it most. We are revolutionizing emergency medicine with a "customer first" mentality and a true, employee-centric work environment. We expect to see significant expansion across the country, growing from 90 to ~120 locations by the end of 2025.

New ER Doctor Program - Practicing Veterinarians

VEG New ER Doctor (NERD) Program is a training and mentorship program designed specifically for veterinarians 1+ years out of school who are looking to make the switch to emergency medicine. The VEG Emergency New ER Doctor Program is a consecutive 6-month, intensive, hands-on-emergency-focused mentorship program that if completed successfully transitions into a full-time Emergency Doctor position with Veterinary Emergency Group. The New ER Doctor Program includes continuing education, regular mentor meetings, and working alongside an experienced emergency doctor.

What makes the New ER Doctor Program standout?

  • It's a mentorship program, not an internship!
  • You will work alongside highly-skilled medical directors and emergency doctors on EVERY shift
  • Advanced training provides the confidence and clinical experience you need to succeed in emergency medicine
  • You will learn best practices for client-centered communication and care
  • Industry-leading compensation
What CE experiences can you expect to attend during your 6 month program?
  • Ultrasound
  • Exotics
  • Endoscopy
  • Surgery
  • Critical Care
  • CPR
All paid for by VEG!


  • A passion for helping others
  • A valid DVM, VMD, or equivalent degree
  • Be a practicing veterinarian for 1+ years
  • A desire to live and breathe emergency medicine
  • A valid license to practice veterinary medicine and a valid DEA registration, in the state in which you will be completing your program, by your start date
  • The ability to:
    • lift at least 50 lbs
    • stand for extended periods of time (potentially for the entirety of a 12 hour shift
    • stay awake overnight and work overnight shifts, and
    • commit to a predetermined schedule for a consecutive six month period
Please note we will be asking for the names and email addresses of one to two references we can contact. We will be sending them a letter of recommendation questionnaire through a platform called RefApp. Please make sure your references are aware that we will be emailing them.

VEG celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. You've found the equal opportunity employer you are looking for. We can't wait to meet you!

*Please note that relocation for the NERD program may be required. All New ER Doctor graduates are guaranteed a spot at VEG as an Emergency Doctor at a hospital location of our choosing as long as they successfully complete their New ER Doctor Program in the required six consecutive month time frame and pass all required competencies and benchmarks throughout the program. Training and post-placement will be discussed with your Talent Manager.*

Why you should choose us: Because emergency is all we do, so we do it best! We also offer:

  • Industry-leading compensation + signing bonus
  • Health Insurance
  • 401K w/ company match
  • Unlimited CE
  • 10 weeks of Parental Leave with 100% pay!
  • Growth potential
  • Fresh groceries sent to our hospitals weekly

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