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BluePearl Veterinary Partners Overview

Tampa, FL
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
Veterinary Services
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
BluePearl is a national network of specialty and emergency pet hospitals. Our hospitals are located throughout the country, most of which are open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.<br/>Types of BluePearl Hospitals:<br/>Specialty and ... Read more

Mission: BluePearl is a national network of specialty and emergency pet hospitals. Our hospitals are located throughout the country, most of which are open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.<br/>Types of BluePearl Hospitals:<br/>Specialty and ... Read more

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  • Our hospital teams combine the hands-on expertise of veterinary technicians with the in-depth knowledge of diagnosis and treatment that our specialists have. By layering these skill sets, we&#039;re able to provide the best care for our patients - the care they need and deserve

  • At BluePearl, we&#039;re not only here to help your pets. We&#039;re also here for the pet owners, because we know how hard it is when your furry friend is sick or injured.

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BluePearl Veterinary Partners – Why Work With Us?

We have hospitals located throughout the country, most of which are open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Our hospitals are staffed with specialists and experienced emergency veterinarians who use innovative techniques and advanced diagnostics to provide safe, compassionate, comprehensive treatment for pets. 

We combine this skill with a deep love for animals that’s evident in the care we provide. Whether it’s taking the time to comfort an anxious pet or the multiple phone calls we make to update worried pet owners, we know compassion is essential to what we do.


The company’s story begins in July 1996, the day after veterinarian Neil Shaw completed his residency. He and his brother, Darryl, who had recently earned his MBA from Northwestern University, opened a private specialty veterinary practice in Tampa called Florida Veterinary Specialists.

As the practice thrived, the Shaws opened additional specialty and emergency hospitals in other locations in the Tampa Bay area and in New York City. They formed an alliance with Dr. Jeff Dennis and Dr. Joe Desch, who were growing the specialty and emergency animal hospital they founded in 1992 into one of the largest in the Midwest.

In 2008, the group banded together to create BluePearl Veterinary Partners. Today our company has specialty and emergency hospitals throughout the country and continues to expand.

In 2015, BluePearl made the decision to join the Mars family, an iconic, family-owned organization that has demonstrated a significant commitment to helping pets. Mars Petcare is the world’s leading pet nutrition and health care provider, and joining the family gave BluePearl new, unprecedented opportunities for growth and support.


BluePearl is committed to providing the communities we serve with comprehensive, compassionate veterinary care. All of our associates are dedicated to accomplishing our mission: Enriching lives through remarkable care for pets.

The BluePearl EmERge™ Program is designed to give veterinary school graduates the necessary training to become successful emergency clinicians.

It’s a full-time job from the start, and will prepare you for your first solo ER shift at one of the more than 70 BluePearl hospitals throughout the country.

Designed by BluePearl and managed by Lenore Bacek, DVM, MS, DACVECC, the program combines lectures, interactive seminars, labs, cadaver surgery, mentoring and hands-on practical experience. Not only will you receive valuable training from experienced veterinarians, you’ll be paid a salary from the first day of your course.

Why choose EmERge?

The EmERge™ Program gives veterinarians the opportunity to join the BluePearl team, which is known for its emphasis on clinician-driven, collaborative medicine. Graduates of the program will have the training necessary to think on their feet and handle the challenging cases associated with emergency veterinary medicine.

BluePearl Veterinary Partners Reviews

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    "great place to work, good people, great benefits."

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    I have been working at BluePearl Veterinary Partners full-time (More than 5 years)


    I have worked here for almost 6 years. This place has been wonderful. The staff is amazing and always willing to help each other out. We have multiple services here at the this facility. We have ER, Critical Care, Internal Medicine, Surgery, and Oncology. All of the services help each other out and work together to help make the day flow. We have wonderful doctors all around. The benefits at BluePearl are amazing. Between having paid time off that increases with how long you are employed. You get access to multiple different health care benefits that you sign up for just you or your whole family. You get time and a half for overtime hours worked, and you get time and a half for holidays. You also get CE allowance and a scrub allowance that renews annually. There are multiple different shifts that can be worked if you want day shift, swing, overnight and even some specialty shifts. Over all the managers work really hard to make every day enjoyable and exciting.


    We need more staff but I know they are trying to get more people.

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    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at BluePearl Veterinary Partners (New York, NY).


    A very professional experience and interview gave me an honest snapshot of the company and work expectations. Opportunities for advancement were discussed as well as the company emphasis on continued education which is something I really appreciated. The staff seemed friendly and very professional. Even if I hadn't gotten the job I would recommend this hospital to friends and family if their pet needed emergency care.

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