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Medical Directors Advancement Council

Compassion-First hospitals attract top minds who are on the forefront of the latest advancements in veterinary medicine. In an effort to help propel medicine forward while supporting our teams and fostering their professional growth, we created the Medical Directors Advancement Council (MDAC). Bringing together the medical leadership from each of our 43 hospitals across 12 states, the MDAC focuses on collaborating professionally, discussing our stance on current events taking place in the veterinary community, and defining Compassion-First Pet Hospitals’ medical path forward.

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Veterinary Nursing Development Programs

Veterinarians depend on the assistance of an expert nursing team. With a mission to support the education and professional development of our veterinary technicians and assistants, and to elevate the level of patient care we provide, our Veterinary Nursing Development department at Compassion-First has developed several educational opportunities specifically for our veterinary nursing teams.

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Internship & Residency Programs

One way to ensure our hospitals are home to the brightest minds in medicine is to help develop that top talent. We create opportunity—and loyalty—through general internships, residency programs and specialty intern programs. In fact, the Compassion-First family places such value on education that 13 of our locations are teaching hospitals.

Clinical trials

Our hospitals are often the “partner of choice” for clinical trials exploring the safety and efficacy of the latest medical breakthroughs. We’re proud to play a role in advancing the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of many diseases. What makes us an attractive research partner? We offer:

  • Large patient populations for sufficient statistical power
  • Excellence and depth of specialties
  • Our hospitals’ trusted reputations

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