What to learn more? Keep reading to find out about our program highlights , mentorship locations and benefits of joining the Compassion-First family.

Do you have an interest in emergency medicine?

If you crave the rush of stabilizing patients and thinking on your feet, and want top-notch training from tenured experts, we want to meet you! With a network of 45 specialty and emergency hospitals located coast to coast, Compassion-First Pet Hospitals offer advanced mentoring opportunities that are unmatched.

A unique opportunity

We have a limited number of spaces for a unique, personalized mentorship experience designed for those interested in emergency and critical care medicine.

Interested in learning more about the Compassion-First Catalyst ER Mentorship Program? Fill out the below form and a member of our recruitment team will be in touch to answer your questions. Or email our team at

Program Highlights

  • 6-month mentorship for recent graduates through the initial stages of a career in Emergency & Critical Care medicine
  • Immediate associate status, with full salary and benefits
  • Full immersion into a busy ER setting with support from ECC doctors and nursing staff
  • Weekly didactic training in ECC topics by critical care specialists
  • Bi-weekly radiology rounds with a boarded radiologist
  • Full access to a cadaver lab to practice common ER procedures
  • Weekly web-based lectures provided by a team of specialists in the Compassion-First network of hospitals
  • Trained to manage client communications and patient documentation

Join the Compassion-First Family

Each Compassion-First hospital values individuality and innovation but is part of a larger network that provides collaboration and support. You will be part of hand-on treatments, rounds, and wet labs, and will learn from the entire diagnostic and treatment process. Our mentorship programs offer:

  • A customized experience that will best fit your needs
  • Immersive learning, as you follow each case through various in-house specialties
  • A supportive team that will help you hone your skills
  • A culture of collaborative progress and growth
  • Endless learning opportunities

The best part? No exhausting job search! You can start right away, and after your training period, you’ll settle into your new position in one of our world-class hospitals.

Where do you want to land?

We currently have open mentorship opportunities in the following locations:

  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Texas
  • Virginia

Get to Know Compassion-First Pet Hospitals

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