Students, Interns & Residents

Level up your education.

Experience hands-on mentorship.

You’re ready to embark on a life-changing career journey. At BluePearl, we believe close-knit mentorship, real-world experience and plentiful resources are the foundation of your success.

Our mentorship programs are designed to help you pave a path you’re passionate about and immerse yourself in our world of medical expertise and leadership.

Find the path that’s right for you.


Explore our internships, residencies and mentorship programs.

Rotating internships.

Whether your professional aspirations take you down the path of being a progressive general practitioner, savvy emergency clinician or veterinary specialist, get your career started off on the right foot by completing a one-year rotating internship with BluePearl.

Our community of talented clinicians are here to help you develop the confidence and competence required to be a successful veterinarian. Through a combination of high caseload providing hands-on clinical experience, regular didactic training and a variety of learning resources, our goal is to help set you up for professional success.

Aside from the professional satisfaction that comes from strengthening your abilities as a clinician, our programs place a heavy emphasis on personal health and well-being through regular outreach and interaction with our BluePearl Health and Well-being Team.  Regular wellness events are scheduled locally to promote bonding with your intern mates and decompression outside of the hospital environment.

Note: Candidates will work emergency shifts, as well as rotate equally through other services, as an essential part of the internship experience.

Rotating internship programs and locations may vary from year to year.  For the latest offerings, we encourage you to visit AAVC’s Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program website by clicking the button below.

For off-cycle graduates, please send your letter of intent, updated CV and letters of recommendation to [email protected]
Criteria:

- Graduate of an AVMA-accredited veterinary school or successful completion of ECFVG examination.
- Passed NAVLE examination and eligible to become licensed in the state where hospital is located.
- At this time, we can only consider candidates who are eligible to work in the United States. Legal citizens of Canada and Mexico may be sponsored on a TN-Visa as long as all other criteria listed above are met.

Specialty internships.

Our specialty internships provide you with the clinical experience, training and research support to help you become a well-rounded, competitive candidate for residency training programs.

Upon successful completion of a rotating internship, qualified veterinarians are eligible to complete a one-year specialty internship for greater immersion into their chosen specialty. We continue to provide you with one-on-one mentorship and didactic training support to aid you on your path to become a veterinary specialist. Although it is not a requirement of our programs, specialty interns are encouraged to participate in clinical research and manuscript submission in a peer-reviewed journal to help bolster their residency application. Support for research is provided to specialty interns through BluePearl Science.
Criteria:

- Graduate of an AVMA-accredited veterinary school or successful completion of ECFVG examination.
- Passed NAVLE examination and eligible to become licensed in the state where hospital is located.
- Successful completion of a one-year rotating internship.
- At this time, we can only consider candidates who are eligible to work in the United States. Legal citizens of Canada and Mexico may be sponsored on a TN-Visa as long as all other criteria listed above are met.

Residency training programs.

Our comprehensive residency training programs will help you expand your medical knowledge and clinical acumen.  We work diligently to prepare you for board certification and your career as a veterinary specialist.

Our specialists are invested in providing you with mentorship, clinical experience, and the didactic support that you deserve to succeed in your chosen specialty.  You will work in a fast-paced specialty and emergency pet hospital with a robust caseload and cutting-edge equipment.  Additional training support includes our extensive veterinary library with over 2000 journals, a generous continuing education stipend, and other learning resources located in the digital BluePearl University.  Through BluePearl Science, we also provide our residents with the resources to meet the publication requirements of most specialty colleges, including study design review, financial and statistical support.
Criteria:
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- Graduate of an AVMA-accredited veterinary school or successful completion of ECFVG examination.
- Passed NAVLE examination and eligible to become licensed in the state where hospital is located.
- Successful completion of a one-year rotating internship. Specialty internships are not required, but may be strongly encouraged based upon the training program.
- At this time, we can only consider candidates who are eligible to work in the United States. Legal citizens of Canada and Mexico may be sponsored on a TN-Visa as long as all other criteria listed above are met.

DVM/VMD externships.

Shadow the leaders in veterinary medicine.

BluePearl externships are available to DVM/VMD students enrolled in an AVMA or NAVTA approved training program. During your externship experience, you will be able to work with our veterinary specialists, highly skilled emergency doctors, interns, residents and nursing staff. Whether you spend a few days or a few weeks in our hospital, our goal is to provide you with real-world learning in a fast-paced clinical setting to aid in your transition from student to veterinary professional.
Criteria:

- Must be enrolled in an AVMA or NAVTA approved program.
- Must be able to provide proof of medical and professional liability insurance.
- Must agree to terms of externship waiver within the online application.
For general externship inquiries, please email [email protected].

Please note: Externships are not the same as paid employment with BluePearl.  Associate benefits do not apply to visiting students.

Veterinary technician & assistant externships.

Shadow the leaders in veterinary medicine.

BluePearl externships are available to veterinary technician/nursing and veterinary assistant students enrolled in an AVMA or NAVTA approved training program. During your externship experience, you will have the opportunity to work with our credentialed veterinary technicians, veterinary technician specialists, veterinary assistants, highly skilled emergency doctors and veterinary specialists. Whether you spend a few days or a few weeks in our hospital, our goal is to provide you with real-world learning in a fast-paced clinical setting to aid in your transition from student to veterinary professional.
Criteria:

- Must be enrolled in an AVMA or NAVTA approved program.
- Must be able to provide proof of medical insurance.
- Must agree to terms of externship waiver within online application.
For general externship inquiries, please email [email protected].

Please note: Externships are not the same as paid employment with BluePearl.  Associate benefits do not apply to visiting students.

Summer student patient care associate.

Spend your summer immersed in specialty and emergency medicine.

The summer student patient care associate is a student enrolled full-time in an AVMA-accredited doctor of veterinary medicine/veterinary medical doctor training program or veterinary technician/technologist/nursing training program.

As a summer student patient care associate, you’ll be employed as a temporary BluePearl Associate for <90 days between the months of May and September. During that time, you will be immersed in specialty and emergency medicine to augment the medical knowledge and technical skill you’ve acquired thus far in school. You will assist doctors, technicians and advanced patient care associates with all aspects of patient care and client communication.
Criteria:

- Must be a full-time student enrolled in an AVMA-accredited DVM/VMD or veterinary technician/technologist/nursing program.
- Must be available for a minimum of 8 weeks and a maximum of 12 weeks during the months of May to September.
- No prior emergency or specialty medicine experience is required. However, animal experience is preferred.

​​​​​​​To apply for the summer student patient care associate position in one of our hospitals across the country, search our career site for “summer student.”
Please note: Summer student patient care associates are temporary employees, and full BluePearl Associate benefits may not apply.

Grow your knowledge and your career.

As a participant in a BluePearl training program, you’ll have access to your suite of advanced resources including:

  • BluePearl Library with over 2,000 medical journals for you to explore.
  • Our immersive in-house training and development platform, BluePearl University.
  • BluePearl social workers who are uniquely trained to support veterinary professionals.

Benefits & perks.

HSA & FSA opportunities.
Up to $500 HSA/HIA annual funding for healthcare expenses.
Medical, dental & vision.
Multiple plans to choose from and prescription drug benefits.
Pet discounts.
Coverage for pet insurance premiums, medical expenses and more.
401k & retirement planning.
Employer match to support your financial goals.
PTO & flexible scheduling.
Supporting your work-life balance.
Annual store allowance.
Premium scrubs and on-the-job essentials.

Find out what being BluePearl means.