Residencies and Other Training Opportunities
Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology Internship/Fellowship
Small Animal and Large Animal Focus positions
Authorized Administrative Official
Kathy Dahmen firstname.lastname@example.org
Inclusive Dates of Program
One/two year program beginning and ending on July 15th
About the Programs
In addition to our residency program, Washington State University is proud to
offer imaging internship/fellowship opportunities. Positions exist for both
large and small animal imaging. Our personnel and equipment are outlined on the
residency page, with descriptions of all modalities (digital radiography,
computed radiography, fluoroscopy, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, computed
tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging.
Small Animal Imaging Internship
The small animal imaging position is a one-year internship, focusing on
acquisition of radiographs primarily. During the program responsibilities
will evolve from primary positioning to independent quality assurance and
limited report writing. As the year progresses introduction to ultrasound,
magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography image acquisition will be
available. Interns will be expected to attend rounds and will be able to attend
resident classes as time permits, including known case conference sessions.
Large Animal Imaging Internship/Fellowship
Our large animal imaging internship/fellowship program is flexible, allowing
for the candidate to choose a one or two-year position.
Our large animal internship program will primarily involve the acquisition of
radiographic studies with an emphasis on proper positioning. Over time the
intern will be expected to develop independent quality assurance procedures and
have developed an initial impression of cases prior to intervention from
residents and faculty. As the year progresses there will be opportunity to
develop skills in the acquisition of NM, MRI and CT images. As with the
small animal internship position, our large animal interns are expected to
attend daily rounds, and will be able to attend resident classes and known case
conference sessions when time permits.
Our two-year position involves enrollment into the graduate school and the
acquisition of a masters degree. Fellows will develop skills in the
acquisition of images using radiography, ultrasound, computed tomography and
magnetic resonance imaging. Interpretive skills will also be developed
during this program, with the fellow creating reports for all modalities as a
shared responsibility with the residents. Fellows will be expected to publish at
least one peer-reviewed journal article.
Fellows and the Graduate School
An individual accepted into this position must possess the DVM or equivalent
degree and be eligible for enrollment in the Washington State University
Graduate School. Applicants who receive their DVM from other than an AVMA
accredited veterinary college must submit VAT or GRE scores. The appointment is
for 1 year with annual renewal based on satisfactory progress for the fellowship
All fellows enroll in the Graduate School with the intention of acquiring an
advanced degree. Further information regarding the application procedure is
available by visiting:
will be provided tuition waivers and waiver of out of state fees. Application
for residency in the state of Washington will be required. To continue to obtain
waiver of out-of-state fees, fellows must fulfill the requirements for becoming
a legal resident of Washington State. The process for obtaining in-state
residency status is described in detail on the Registrars web page, URL:http://www.registrar.wsu.edu/Registrar/Apps/Residency.ASPX.
Note, the process must be fully completed 12 months before the Fall semester of
the second year of the fellows matriculation.
We are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of
scholarship and professionalism, and to the development of a campus climate that
supports collegiality, equality and diversity. Washington State University is an
equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Protected group members are
encouraged to apply.
The following are NOT required
- non-compete clause
- Washington State license
- DEA license
- USDA accreditation
Prerequisites other than being a Graduate of a College of Veterinary
Academic qualifications (3.0 GPA) sufficient to enroll in the graduate school
(for the equine fellowship position).
Additional information for graduates of universities outside of the United
States and Canada
Foreign students accepted into a resident program must acquire a F-1 student
visa. F-1 visa processing can begin only after acceptance to the WSU graduate
school. If the student is currently in the United States and has a J-1 visa,
he/she may be required to leave the country to receive their F-1 visa at a U.S.
Consulate outside the United States. Processing can take 60-120 days. Proof of
Medical Evacuation and Repatriation insurance is required at WSU. Applicants for
whom English is a second language must score 600 paper, 250 computer, or 100
internet or above on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
If you are a graduate of a non-US veterinary school please include the TOEFL
scores and VISA status as described above
Applicants to internship/fellowship programs must include
- A letter of intent to include what you expect from the
position being applied for, professional goals, and special
- A curriculum vitae including a list of references
- Transcripts from veterinary school(s) (an official English
translation must be included if not in English)
- Three letters of recommendation
- A current photograph
Send materials electronically to our authorized administrative official,
Applications will be accepted until February 14,
2014. Position announcements for the internship/fellowship program will be
made February 28, 2014.