The 5th Year Internship– Advancing Veterinary Mentorship!

We believe that the rest of your career is advanced from your experience in your first year of practice as a veterinarian. Some may call it an Internship, but we call it Mentorship! For those who want the most out of their first year as a Veterinarian, come learn alongside us! Our goal is to teach you in ONE YEAR what most Veterinarians will learn in FIVE YEARS.

We created the most unique rotating internship in Scottsdale, AZ, to assist new graduating veterinarians gain experience in general practice, shelter medicine, emergency and critical care, and advanced surgery and dentistry.

“You are never by yourself here. You come in every day and have a whole support team of doctors and mentors working alongside you. This program is for someone who isn’t quite ready to take off their training wheels, but who is ready to be a Doctor and start practicing medicine in the real world. “

– Dr. Samantha Gans – “The 5th Year” Class of 2021

We are a large team of Associate Veterinarians who love to teach! We have extensive experience in:

  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (Over 2,500 Treatments/year!)

  • Emergency and Critical Care

  • Advanced Surgery

  • PRP and Ozone Therapy

  • General Practice and Exotic Medicine

  • Fecal Transplants

  • Diagnostic Ultrasounds

  • Endoscopy

  • High Resolution CT Imaging (Over 3,300 Scans/year!)

  • Dental Cleanings (Over 2,500/ year, and Have Performed over 20,000 Dental Cleanings!)



  • Work LESS THAN 40 HOURS a week!

  • Rotating nights & weekends off.

  • Extensive generous and competitive benefits Including Healthcare, Dental, Vision!

  • Continuing Education & Travel Allowance

  • Paid Time Off for Vacation and Sick Time

  • Competitive Program Salary – Ask About “The 5th Year” Mentorship Program Pay Structure!

  • Associate Veterinarian Positions available with one of our clinics after Program!


We challenge our team daily to achieve the impossible! Having fun with our work family on our epic culture building and team bonding events is just one of the reasons why our culture is unlike any other!


We are searching for superstars to join our unique rotating internship! To apply, Click Here, or you can send resumes directly to


Here is a More Comprehensive List of the Procedures and Therapies Our “5th Year” Veterinarians Have Experienced hands-on in only their 1st Year as a Licensed Doctor:

General Practice

  • Alternative Therapies and Holistic Medicine

  • Media and Externa Ear Infections

  • Myringotomy Tube Placement

    Dental Care with CT Imaging (20,000 performed)

  • Hyperthyroidism

  • Fear Free Techniques

    Arthritis Management

  • Cancer Therapies and Management

  • Seizures

    FIP/FELV Treatments and Management

  • Nutrition and Client Education

  • Addison’s & Cushing’s Management

    Fecal Transfaunation

  • High Resolution 3D CT Imaging

  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Shelter Medicine

  • Ovariohysterectomy

  • Orchiectomy

  • Scrotal Ablation

  • Vaccination Clinic

  • Community Outreach

  • Rescue Pet Assistance

  • Tumor Removal

  • Interpreting Pre-Operative Bloodwork

  • TNR – Trap-Neuter-Return

  • Cherry Eye Repair

  • Tissue Handling

  • Surgical Speed & Finessing Your Surgical Technique

Emergency and Critical Care

  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis

  • Parvo and Distemper

  • Intervertebral Disk Disease

  • FLUTD – Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease

  • Congestive Heart Failure

  • Hemoabdomen

  • Heat Stroke

  • Anemia

  • Seizures

  • Leptospirosis

  • Wound Management

  • IMHA

  • Transfusion Medicine

  • NG Tube Placement

  • Valley Fever

  • Trauma

  • Chronic Kidney Disease Management

  • Hepatic Lipidosis

  • Pyometra

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  • Chest Tube Placement

Advanced Surgery and Dentistry

  • Vulvoplasty

  • Nephrectomy

  • Anal Saculectomy

  • Liver Lobectomy

  • Gastropexy

  • Esophagostomy Tube

  • Limb Amputation

  • Cholecystectomy

  • Stenotic Nares

  • R&A – Resection & Anastomosis

  • Tracheostomy

  • Enterotomy

  • Rectal Prolapse

  • Thoracocentesis

  • Bilateral MLP

  • Abdominocentesis

  • Meniscus Repair

  • Cherry Eye Repair

  • Elongated Soft Palate

  • FHO – Femoral Head Osteotomy

  • Splenectomy

  • Cruciate Repair

  • Enucleation

  • Peri-anal Hernia

  • Tail Amputation

  • Salivary Gland Resection

  • Feline and Canine Perineal Urethrostomy

  • Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair

Please click here to Apply and Learn More about “The 5th Year” Mentorship Opportunities!

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