Become a Preceptor
Thank you for your interest in serving as a clinical preceptor for a veterinary student. Clinical preceptors are part of a community-based approach to veterinary medicine and provide our students with the training they need to succeed.
All veterinary students are required to complete a four-week, guided preceptorship experience as part of their DVM education.
We especially encourage mixed animal, equine, and agricultural animal practices to apply.
Interested in becoming a preceptor? Please contact Dr. Dernell
What qualities make an ideal preceptor?
- A genuine desire to teach students the art and science of veterinary medical practice
- A high level of commitment to the instruction of students
- A desire to serve as a role model and mentor
- A clinic where students can observe and participate in all aspects of the practice from working with clients to business office procedures
Is my practice eligible?
- Private practices in Washington state, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming are preferred for preceptor sites, however, practices in other states are welcome to apply
- The practice is a general practice (referral or consultation practices are not eligible)
- The practice must have a minimum of two veterinarians