Emergency Care Doctor Training

At ACCESS – Palm Beach County, our Emergency Care Doctor Training Program is designed to give veterinary school graduates with a strong interest in emergency and critical care the necessary training to become a high-level Emergency Care Veterinarian.

Be well paid while you accelerate your career with hands-on ER training.

Our unique program will provide specialty level ER and critical care training through combined lectures, interactive seminars, labs, mentoring, and hands-on practice experience with board certified specialists and experienced veterinarians. This one-year training program is a full-time, fully paid position, with the real opportunity for growth in a new, purpose built Specialty Animal Hospital. An additional benefit is that your salary increases as you complete each segment of the three segment program. In return, we ask that you commit your new found skills to ACCESS – Palm Beach County for two years after completing your initial year of training.

Program Structure

Prior to starting the program, you will be required to complete the Ezy vet training academy and instinct training.

The first 2 weeks you will attend daily didactic training lectures with our rotating and specialty interns conducted by our specialists, staff doctors, residents and interns.

For the first 16 weeks you will be paired with each of our criticalists and experienced emergency doctors on a rotating basis. You may also be paired with some of the other specialist for certain cases that pertain to your training. You will be assigned a mentor and will report to you mentor weekly to assess your progress in the program.

After 16 weeks if approved by you mentor you will be allowed to have more primary case responsibility.
During the final 16 weeks of your training, you may be allowed to see cases independently however you must report to the criticalist or experienced emergency doctor on duty and your mentor weekly.

The EVT program is a one-year training program divided into three segments. Your salary will be tiered and increase as you complete each segment of the program.

The total commitment is two years, after completing the initial year of training.

Topics of the Training Program

  • Clinician leadership
  • Principles of resuscitation and shock
  • Trauma
  • Sepsis
  • Principles of fluid therapy
  • Gastrointestinal and urogenital emergencies
  • Cardiac and pulmonary emergencies
  • Communication techniques
  • Neurologic emergencies
  • Hemostasis
  • Electrolyte disorders
  • Immunologic and endocrine emergencies
  • Compassion fatigue/burnout
  • Stress resilience
  • Surgical emergencies

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To discover more about our Emergency Care Doctor Training (ECDT), please contact our Hospital Administrator, Ken Spokane, who you’ll find approachable, relaxed, and ready to answer your questions.

Ken Spokane, MBA, BSA
Hospital Administrator | ACCESS – Palm Beach County

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Our Location

ACCESS – Palm Beach County

10465 Southern Blvd., Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411