Dr. Steve Martinez instructing two DVM students in the hall of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. All three are crouched down to be near a black and white border collie who is a patient.
Department Of
Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Training tomorrow’s veterinarians, providing excellent animal medical care, and discovering innovative ways to diagnose and treat disease

Veterinary Clinical Sciences

We educate tomorrow’s veterinarians through innovative education programs and learning opportunities for professional veterinary medical students and graduate veterinarians. In the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital, fourth-year veterinary students, residents, and interns train alongside board-certified practitioners. We are committed to improving the health and well-being of all animals through excellence in medical care and finding innovative ways to diagnose and treat disease.

Residencies & internships

Our programs offer post-DVM education and training for teaching and research and prepare veterinarians for board certification.

Most intern and residencies are filled through the Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program sponsored by the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians (AAVC). To apply for a Diagnostic Imaging residency or internship, visit the service’s website

Residents may also simultaneously complete a graduate degree through the College of Veterinary Medicine graduate programs.

Centers, initiatives, and programs

Shelter Medicine

A learning opportunity for veterinary students in community-based, primary care facilities   

Research areas

  • Cardiology
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Soft tissue surgery
  • Theriogenology

Holter monitor being put on a corgi.

Dog Aging Project

Canine companions are still needed for Dog Aging Project research.

WSU is one of seven colleges of veterinary medicine around the country to participate in this study.

Community outreach

One Health Clinic

A place where people with pets can access medical and veterinary care at the same time

Raptor Club

Resident raptors and WSU Raptor Club volunteers give about 100 educational presentations each year
Curious young holsteins in a field looking right at the photographer and the camera.

Veterinary Extension

Building connections between industry, producers, veterinarians, and students throughout the state of Washington
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Teaching Academy

Fostering innovative teaching and learning for faculty, residents, and professional and graduate students across the college

Department news

Hospital stories

Clinical studies

Veterinary continuing education

Do you have a job or externship opportunity to share with our DVM students?

Interested in giving opportunities for Veterinary Clinical Sciences?

Questions? Call 509-335-0738

Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine
PO Box 646610, Pullman, WA 99164-6610