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.

Program strengths

  • Hematology/hemostasis
  • Blood banking
  • Clinical chemistry
  • Cytology
  • Immunopathology
  • Infectious diseases

Individuals who choose to pursue further graduate studies leading to a PhD degree will be encouraged to do so through the College of Veterinary Medicine graduate programs.

Apply to our program

3-year residency program

Application deadline: To be announced. Offers can be made at any time after the application deadline.

Next open position: July 14, 2025

Applicants must have a DVM degree from an AVMA accredited college of veterinary medicine or comparable foreign institution and be eligible for enrollment in the Graduate School at Washington State University.

Candidates for the Clinical Pathology Residency should complete the online graduate school application only after invitation from the department.

How to apply

Residency applicants must include:

  • A letter of intent stating your professional career goals
  • A curriculum vitae
  • University certified transcripts (to be mailed by the institution)
  • Three letters of professional recommendation

Please send application materials electronically in PDF format or by mail to:

Mara S. Varvil, DVM, MSc, Dipl. ACVP (Clinical)
Assistant Professor of Veterinary Clinical Pathology
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
Washington State University
Office: 509-335-0785

Washington State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity educator and employer. Protected group members are encouraged to apply.