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    Launch Your Veterinary Career with PetVet Care Centers 

    Explore the exciting opportunities PetVet offers for recent DVM graduates – through our R.I.S.E. Mentorship program or directly to an Associate position at one of our 450+ hospitals across the U.S.


    Helping You Transition From Classroom to Clinic

    As a new or recent DVM graduate, you're likely feeling both excited and perhaps a little apprehensive about transitioning from the academic world to practicing at a veterinary hospital. At PetVet, we understand that this is a significant life change – and we're here to help make it as easy as possible for you with two exciting career options.


    Direct to Associate Position

    If you're ready to jump right in to a full-time Associate position, this option is for you.

    Click on the link below to view open positions across the U.S.


    R.I.S.E. Mentorship Program

    Created for graduates who would like a bit of extra guidance and support through mentorship. 

    Scroll down to learn more or click on the link to view open R.I.S.E. positions.


    What is the R.I.S.E. Mentorship Program?

    The R.I.S.E. program was created by PetVet Care Centers to offer guidance and support through mentorship to recent graduates like yourself as you take the next step in your veterinary career.

    R.I.S.E. is an acronym that stands for ‘Rotational Immersion & Skill-building Experience’.

    R.I.S.E. is designed to help new DVM grads like you transition from academia to clinical practice.

    You will be paired with an experienced mentor and will move through the program with a nationwide cohort, providing an added layer of peer mentorship and the foundation for a professional network.

    R.I.S.E. Offers Two Different Pathways

    No matter what pathway you choose, you’re guaranteed to receive hands-on training, one-on-one guidance, and access to a network of recent graduates and R.I.S.E. participants to lean on for support, friendship, and connection.

    Pathway 1

    6 Month Program

    • 3 months at a GP
    • 3 months at an ER

    Pathway 2

    3 Month Program

    • Either GP or ER

    How is RISE different from other programs?

    PetVet's R.I.S.E. Mentorship Program has been designed by experienced DVMs to help new DVMs achieve the highest level of success as they move from classroom to clinic. We've all been in your shoes... and can offer you the support you need.

    One-on-One Mentorship

    R.I.S.E. is a unique opportunity where you'll be matched with an experienced mentor at your hospital. You mentor will dedicate time to support you and your career goals, while striving to help you become confident and independent as a professional.

    New Grad Retreat

    Spend a weekend getting to know your fellow new grads in a centralized location. The retreat will be full of team-building activities and workshops. We want to help you build your network and support system, all while having fun.

    Worry-Free Relocation

    As a participant in the R.I.S.E. Mentorship Program, PetVet Care Centers will provide a relocation package for you to relocate to your hospital. We also provide a housing stipend during the 3 or 6-month mentorship to further support you in getting settled.

    Our R.I.S.E. mentors offer a few words of wisdom and support.

    • Falls Road Animal Hospital
      • Veterinary medicine is so much fun! Every new graduate is nervous, but let that make you careful, not scared. With appropriate support, you can manage critical cases and difficult surgeries. Be brave and get ready for an exciting ride!
        Dr. Keisha HaywardFalls Road Animal Hospital
    • Dells Animal Hospital
    • Pacific Crest Equine and Companion Animal Hospital
      • Congratulations on becoming a veterinarian!! It will be a bewildering, challenging, scary, exciting, triumphant first year. Lean on those who have been in practice awhile....they were once a new grad too and will be able to guide you through that all important first year.
        Dr. Kelly AnezPacific Crest Equine and Companion Animal
    • Kay Animal Hospital
      • The hardest work is over! You made it through Vet School! Now, you will be able to put all of your knowledge to good use helping animals stay safe and feel better, daily! Mentorship will help you grow and compound on the knowledge you have, learning in the field how to handle every case you encounter!
        Dr. Clay LeathersKay Animal Hospital
    • Carolina Veterinary Specialists

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