Visiting Practitioner Program
Would you like to help shape future veterinarians as a WSU Faculty Clinician?
so, the WSU Visiting Practitioner Program may be a great opportunity. The
private practitioner is a highly respected colleague of WSU and an important
member of our instructional team. The advice and experience of contemporary
practitioners is invaluable to us in the education of our students and in
shaping our curriculum. This program is designed to give practicing
veterinarians a chance to experience life at a university teaching hospital,
help teach and meet upcoming graduates, and enhance working relationship
with university clinicians.
The visiting practitioner program provides veterinarians with a one-day
opportunity to be instructor clinicians in the Small Animal Community
Practice section or Large Animal sections of the Veterinary Teaching
Hospital. While visiting, interested practitioners will have the opportunity
to get acquainted with students and contribute to their education by sharing
their personal experiences with similar cases, practice tips and advice. The
day begins with a brief orientation to the service area and visiting
practitioners will get a copy of the hospital's daily receiving plan from a
designated member of the faculty or hospital staff. Practitioners will then
be able to participate in rounds dealing directly with outpatient services,
work with senior students, and receive routine appointments in the
Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Visiting practitioners can also meet with the
hospital director or department chair.
For those interested in the program, contact Theresa Pfaff in the
department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at 509-335-0723 or by email at
teaching hospital schedule can accommodate one visiting practitioner per
week, so arrangements need to be made at least two weeks in advance of a
proposed visit. Practitioners can also arrange an additional day or more
with a faculty specialist of their choice.
Participants will receive a letter confirming the date of their planned
visit to campus as well as a map, parking permit, and instructions that
include a protocol for the chosen service, and any other information
pertinent to their visit. Veterinarians can also repeat their participation
in the VPP program as often as they like.
The students, staff and faculty at Washington State University invite you to
give this excellent program a try! We hope you will take advantage of this
special program and come visit your colleagues and friends at Washington