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Veterinary Emergency Mentorship

Join Sylvan Veterinary Hospital's Emergency Mentorship Program for a Rewarding Career!

Are you a recent veterinary graduate or a veterinarian without emergency experience, eager to pursue a thriving career in emergency care and surgical medicine? Sylvan Veterinary Hospital (SVH) is excited to offer you the opportunity to grow as an exceptional emergency care veterinarian in a safe and supportive environment through our Veterinary Emergency Mentorship Program.

About Sylvan Veterinary Hospital

SVH stands as a reputable 24/7 emergency care hospital, conveniently located in Modesto, CA. Our prime position in the Central Valley of California allows for easy access to both the breathtaking mountains and the picturesque ocean. With the splendid Yosemite National Park and the vibrant San Francisco within reach, you'll find an ideal blend of nature and city life. At SVH, we are deeply committed to providing the highest level of veterinary care, and our clinic is staffed with seasoned emergency care veterinarians, ensuring a supportive environment for your professional growth.

The Veterinary Emergency Mentorship Program

At SVH, we recognize the importance of nurturing talent and providing guidance to new graduates and veterinarians without emergency experience. Our mentorship program is thoughtfully designed to help you excel as an emergency care veterinarian and enhance your surgical skills. The program includes:

  • Weekly Mentor Meetings: Engage in regular one-on-one sessions with experienced mentors to receive personalized guidance and support tailored to your unique needs.
  • Topic Rounds: Participate in enlightening discussions and learning sessions covering various veterinary topics, expanding your knowledge and expertise.
  • Surgical Soft Tissue Emergency Training: Embrace the opportunity to refine your surgical abilities in high-stakes emergency situations.

What's It Like to Work at SVH?

  • Fun and Fulfilling: At SVH you'll experience a supportive environment filled with hardworking individuals who share a common passion for serving pets in need. Together, we find joy in our meaningful work.
  • Collaborative Approach: Work closely with veterinary colleagues, registered veterinary technicians (RVTs), and technicians, collaborating as a cohesive team to deliver the best care for our patients. Multiple veterinarians per shift share ideas and provide mutual assistance, fostering a culture of teamwork.
  • Safe and Supportive: With ample experience in mentoring new graduates and seasoned veterinarians transitioning into the emergency world, SVH is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment. We regularly mentor veterinary students from various esteemed veterinary schools, embracing our role in supporting everyone in our field.
  • Life-Embracing: At SVH, we value work-life balance. No required on-call shifts allow you to enjoy your time off and explore friendships beyond the workplace. Our flexible scheduling accommodates family-friendly needs.
  • Growth-Oriented: As a progressive practice, SVH offers numerous opportunities for continuous learning and skill improvement. We invest in learning and provide ample opportunities for continuing education to further your professional development.
  • Surgery Opportunities: For those with a passion for surgery, we offer the chance to handle major emergency surgeries, providing a fulfilling experience of utilizing your surgical skills to the fullest.

At SVH, your well-being matters to us. We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Short Term Disability paid for by employer
  • Complimentary Life Insurance $25,000; with options to purchase additional voluntary benefits for self or family
  • Company Sponsored Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • 401K with 100% company match up to 3% and 50% company match up to 5%, eligible after 6 months of employment
  • Kaiser/United Healthcare Insurance Plans with multiple options
  • Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Account options
  • United Healthcare Dental Insurance; includes a 100% paid premium option for team members
  • United Healthcare Vision Insurance options
  • Long Term Disability options
  • Progyny-Fertility and Family Building Support (up to $10,000)
  • Generous Continuing Education Program
  • Team Member Discounts for Pet Care
  • Paid PTO
  • AVMA Professional Liability Insurance (PLIT) provided
  • VIN provided
  • Reimbursement for: state Veterinary License / DEA License / state VMA Dues / AVMA Dues/ +/-specialty dues
  • Master accounts with online publishers: Sage, Wiley, Elsevier

Applications for our Veterinary Emergency Mentorship Program will be accepted starting from June 2023. 

Embark on a Fulfilling Journey with SVH: At SVH, we are committed to nurturing talent and supporting your growth as a skilled emergency care veterinarian. With a supportive team, flexible schedule, and numerous opportunities for continuous learning, your experience at SVH will be nothing short of exceptional. Apply today and become part of our family as we continue to provide top-notch emergency care to pets in need.

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