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Pet+E.R. Emergency & Critical Care Internship Program

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Pet+E.R. accepts applications for five Emergency and Critical Care specialty internship candidates each year.

Pet+E.R. is a VECCS Level II certified 24-hour emergency and critical care hospital that shares a facility with multiple specialists (internal medicine, oncology, surgery, cardiology, dentistry, neurology, and ophthalmology).

There are two Pet+E.R. locations: Towson, MD, and Columbia, MD, which are in the Baltimore and DC metro area.

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In 2023, our Towson practice is relocating to a brand-new, 40,000 square foot facility.

Pet+E.R.prioritizes applicants who are committed to the highest standards of patient care, client communication, and teamwork while working in a fast-paced environment.

Our hospital practices emergency and critical care medicine at the highest level of private practice. Evidence-based medicine forms the basis for our treatment plans.

Requirements to Apply

  • Graduate of AVMA-accredited US or Canadian College of Veterinary Medicine with a passing NAVLE.

  • Active Maryland veterinary license.

  • Rotating small animal internship or 1-2 years of clinical experience required. One internship slot is available for a new graduate.


  • Salary up to $50K and opportunity to earn additional cash compensation for additional 12-hour shifts.

  • $2,000 in hospital discretionary work up fund (applied towards testing, necropsy, or procedures to support your learning)

  • CE Budget

  • Medical and dental benefits

  • State and DEA licensure reimbursement

  • CDS, DEA, VIN, and VECCS Memberships

  • Uniform Allowance

  • Professional Liability Insurance (PLIT) including license defense protection reimbursement

  • Four PTO days + 1 CE day

  • Time off for residency interviews as optional out-rotations

Internship Structure

  • Partner with an ACVECC diplomate and experienced emergency clinicians, with independent work progressing as skills are obtained.

  • Up to four out-rotations through a local shelter providing surgical services, in order to provide a broadened surgical experience (as made available by shelter partners)

  • One to two weeks out-rotation in a specialty area other than ECC, at another specialty hospital, or university if desired.

  • We strongly encourage preparation for residency OR a clinical ER focus within our internship program and provide support training with emergency surgeries, ultrasound scanning, and cadaver procedure wet labs.


  • Four shifts per week in the combination of day, swing, and overnight shifts working alongside an ACVECC diplomate or experienced emergency clinician.

  • Holidays will be shared among the emergency doctors including the interns.

Available Equipment and Specialties

  • In-house laboratory and iSTAT (CBC, biochemistry, blood gas, coagulation analyzer)

  • Basic and advanced monitoring equipment (direct arterial BP, ETCO2, CVP, ECG, indirect BP, pulse oximetry)

  • Defibrillator

  • Digital radiography

  • CT and MRI

  • FAST ultrasound

  • Endoscopy

  • Surgical and mechanical ventilation

  • Sedivue

  • Teaching microscope