One Year + Three Rounds = A Rare Opportunity
Frequently Asked Questions
A: We are a community of veterinary hospitals based out of Portland, Maine. Our culture is focused on three core values: love, respect, and fun. Our community is made up of general practices, emergency practices, specialty hospitals, and urgent care centers.
- Jan 9th: Application open
- March 12th: Application deadline
- April 14th: Candidate selection
A: Transcripts, NAVLE scores, CV
A: Two interns will be selected for the 2023-2024 internship class. The interns will spend the first 2 weeks participating in an in-depth orientation at both the PetMedic and the GP locations. From there, each intern will being a 1-month rotating block between the PetMedic and the GP locations. The interns will also have a month block to spend at the Maine Veterinary Medical Center (MVMC) in Scarborough, Maine, as well as time to spend on a specialty rotation of their choosing and time at a HVHQ spay/neuter facility. A full schedule will be provided prior to start date.
A: Some examples include: Afast and Tfast ultrasound training; canine and feline spays and neuters; dentistry; management of chronic diseases; wellness; diagnostic imaging; dermatology cases; ophthalmology cases; endocrine cases; behavior; other surgical cases; working through difficult cases; and client communication (this is not an exhaustive list).
A: The interns will participate in journal rounds with the MVMC interns as well as morbidity and mortality (M&M) rounds to discuss cases of adverse events.
A: Yes, each intern will have their own medical and surgical caseload at the PetMedic and the general small-animal practice. The intern will work directly with their mentor veterinarian to discuss and assess specifics of their day-to-day caseload.
A: The caseload will be discussed between the intern and their mentor veterinarian. However, the intern will be allotted ample time for work-up, diagnostic, client communication, and documentation of their cases.
A: At this time, the internship will not fulfill the requirements for most traditional residency programs.
A: Each intern will be paid a salary of $70,000/year. In addition, each intern will have the opportunity to take part in all the full-time benefits offered to all our full-time veterinarians. This includes participation in our 401K plan, health benefits, EAP, accrual of vacation time, sick time, etc.
A: Yes, providing an offer for full time employment is mutually agreeable. However, we cannot guarantee a position at the locations that participated in the internship.
A: Our focus is offering a superb salary, benefits, vacation, sick time, and a healthy work/life balance. Therefore, a housing stipend is not available. However, we will cover the full cost of housing during the block at MVMC in Maine.
Apply before the April 1st deadline.