Residencies & Internships
Veterinary Medical Training
Post-DVM education and training for teaching, research, and to prepare for board certification

Residencies & Internships

The Veterinary Clinical Sciences department offers internships and residencies in anesthesiology, cardiology, diagnostic imagining, equine medicine, integrative medicine and rehabilitation, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, small animal sports medicine, large and small animal surgery, large and small animal theriogenology, wildlife, and emergency and critical care medicine.

Most internships and residencies are filled through the Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program sponsored by the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians (AAVC), but some are advertised outside of this service. To apply for a diagnostic imaging residency or internship, visit the service’s website. WSU is a member institution of the AAVC.

Our training program helps fulfill requirements for board certification in these clinical specialties. Applicants must hold a DVM degree or equivalent from an AVMA accredited institution. Residents may also simultaneously complete a graduate degree through the College of Veterinary Medicine graduate programs.

Elis fisk in lab

When I came out to interview, I thought the pathologists seemed like great people to work with – I was proven correct later. The general feel from the pathologists, residents, and researchers wasn’t one of competition or haughtiness, but of genuine support, collaboration, and willingness to learn.

-Elis Fisk, resident and doctoral student in the Combined Anatomic Pathology Residency program

Combined residency programs

Combined Clinical Pathology Residency

Residency + Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences

Training includes participating in the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital clinical pathology service, formal graduate coursework, teaching clinical pathology to DVM students, pathology and clinical seminars, and performing basic/clinical research. Research may be conducted in any WSU College of Veterinary Medicine department.

Combined Anatomic Pathology Residency

Residency + PhD in Biomedical Sciences

Dual training leading to a PhD in biomedical sciences in combination with American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) board certification prepares trainees for leadership positions in academia, the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry, and national and international laboratories.

Combined Clinical Microbiology Residency

Residency + PhD in Biomedical Sciences

Dual training leading to a PhD in biomedical sciences in combination with American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (ACVM) board certification prepares trainees for leadership positions in academia as well as national and international laboratories.


Counseling & Wellness

Your health and wellness is important to us.

We offer free, confidential counseling to professional veterinary students, graduate students, and veterinary residents and interns.


Resident & intern stories

Pullman, Washington

Pullman is located in the Palouse region of the Inland Northwest, homelands of the Nimíipuu (Nez Perce) Tribe and Palus people. The Palouse has one of the most beautiful and unique landscapes in the world. Rolling hills and wide-open skies give the region its distinctive appeal.

Residents enjoy outdoor activities and the benefits of small town living with the cultural richness of bigger city life.

Photo credit – kencarperphotos.com