The program is a paid three-year training which includes a one-year immersive role as emergency veterinarian at Capital District Veterinary Referral Hospital. The program combines lectures (in person and online), interactive seminars, labs, one-on-one mentoring and hands-on practical experience.
The first year will consist of two 16-week blocks and one 20-week block. The first 16 weeks of initial training will consist of 4 weeks of one-on-one mentorship with a board-certified critical care specialist and 12 weeks of immersive training, guided by experienced emergency clinicians and the specialists at Capital District. The second 16 weeks will consist of offsite specialty training (at Ethos hospitals in MA and NH) covering Internal Medicine, Surgery, and General Practice, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Neurology, and high-volume Critical Care & ICU. The final 20 weeks of the first year will consist of experiential training at Capital District Veterinary Hospital and include primary case responsibility for emergency cases with experienced emergency clinicians working side-by-side with you during all scheduled shifts. Specialists, including a radiologist, surgeon, and criticalist, will be available for consultation on site or by phone. In addition, there will be weekly didactic opportunities to include: journal club, on site lectures, webinars, case reviews, and wet labs.
The second year will consist of a 6-week block of offsite training including 1 week to participate in WVC Core Surgery Procedures for the Small Animal Practitioner, a week each of Cardiology, Neurology, and Surgery/General Practice, and 2 weeks of Internal Medicine. The remainder of the year will consist of experiential training at Capital District Veterinary Hospital guided by our experienced emergency clinicians and the specialists.
The Capital District Area:
This richly historic area of New York, that includes our capitol city of Albany, as well as Saratoga Springs, Troy, and Schenectady offers a wonderfully unique place to live and provide options for all lifestyles. Encompassed within the Capitol district, you will find small cities, college towns, bedroom communities, and resort areas that provide recreation and leisure. The region’s recent rapid economic growth from the tech industry adds to its well-established tourism, farming, and state government sectors. This is an ideal area to live for those who enjoy a flexible lifestyle with a wide range of options for housing, activities and travel, and a low cost of living.
Saratoga Springs offers a mix of attractions including the summer-time tradition of horse racing, tranquil farms, woodlands, and scenic lakes for outdoor activities. Lake George and the Adirondacks offer limitless hiking, kayaking, skiing, and camping.
Troy and Albany offer city appeal with an exciting night life and cultural and historical setting layered beneath a youthful movement of small businesses. If you have kids or are planning to raise a family, you will find the neighboring communities the perfect place to live complete with parks and award-winning schools.
Our Hospital: Our hospital includes 9 exam rooms and a bereavement room, a newly renovated four surgery suite enclosed surgery annex, a 40 cage ICU, a 6- table treatment area and an isolation suite. Diagnostic imaging capabilities include digital radiography, an 8 slice CT and ultrasound. In addition to providing 24/7 emergency care, our specialties include critical care, surgery, radiology and dermatology.
Our Team:We are a talented, energetic, and personable team. Our focus on delivering exceptional client service serves as the backbone for maintaining a hospitable culture that fosters teamwork and camaraderie. We take care of each other first, allowing us to provide outstanding, empathetic service to our clients, referring veterinarians and the community.
We create opportunities for success in all that we do through empowerment and a well communicated vision for our business. To learn more about our team please view a quick video of some of our colleagues!
About Capital District Veterinary Referral Hospital
Ethos Veterinary Health is a national network of hospitals providing specialty and emergency care for pets. Our ethos is simple: to provide the most advanced, innovative and compassionate veterinary care possible. It is the foundation of our organization and it continues to drive us forward in our mission to define the future of veterinary medicine. Our advancements center around three main areas: Transformative Science: We focus on driving initiatives that change the biology of disease, resulting in new diagnostics, novel therapies and improved treatments. Knowledge: We know we are only as good as our teams, so we are committed to continuous learning and growth, ensuring all team members have a path to reaching their fullest potential. Collaboration: Throughout Ethos we focus on capturing bright spots and sharing that knowledge across our organization. We believe a collaborative approach leads to better outcomes for our patients and more professionally fulfilled medical teams.
Mission: The term ethos is used to describe the guiding beliefs and ideals that characterize a community, nation or ideology. Our ethos is simple: to provide the most advanced, innovative and compassionat...e veterinary care possible. It has been the foundation of our collaboration in the past and it continues to drive us forward in our mission to define the future of veterinary care.