College of Veterinary Medicine

Diagnostic Imaging (Radiology)

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Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology Internship/Fellowship            
Small Animal and Large Animal Focus positions

Authorized Administrative Official

Kathy Dahmen

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 program.

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: Fellows 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:  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

  • contract
  • non-compete clause
  • Washington State license
  • DEA license
  • USDA accreditation


Prerequisites other than being a Graduate of a College of Veterinary Medicine

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

  1. A letter of intent to include what you expect from the position being applied for, professional goals, and special interests
  2. A curriculum vitae including a list of references
  3. Transcripts from veterinary school(s) (an official English translation must be included if not in English)
  4. Three letters of recommendation
  5. A current photograph

Send materials electronically to our authorized administrative official, Kathy Dahmen.

Application Deadline

Applications will be accepted until February 14, 2014.  Position announcements for the internship/fellowship program will be made February 28, 2014.

Last Edited: Oct 21, 2013 1:21 PM   

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