Residencies and Other Training Opportunities
Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology
Authorized Administrative Official
Kathy Dahmen email@example.com
Inclusive Dates of Program
Three year program beginning and ending on July 15th
About the Program
The diagnostic imaging section provides comprehensive diagnostic imaging
support for the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital, with over 9,000 imaging
examinations annually. We offer an ACVR accredited residency program comprised
of a team of 4 board-certified radiologists, 3 radiology residents, an equine
imaging fellow/intern, and a small animal intern. Digital radiography (flat
panel detector and computed radiography) is utilized in addition to fluoroscopy
and digital subtraction radiography, housed in two small animal and two large
animal suites. Viewing workstations are available in radiology and throughout
the VTH. State-of-the-art diagnostic ultrasound equipment supports a busy small
animal and equine caseload (1000 cases). MRI caseload is supported by very
active neurology, equine, oncology and small animal surgical and medicine
services totaling approximately 500 cases annually. We offer small and large
animal CT (16-row multidetector, approximately 750 cases annually) and regularly
perform equine nuclear medicine studies. Our active referral service utilizes
both mail-in and server-based cases (approximately 1200 cases annually).
Interested candidates will benefit from a busy oncology service supported by 2
board-certified oncologists, utilizing a linear accelerator.
Completion of the program will result in earning a Master of Science degree
in Veterinary Sciences. Training will fulfill the credential requirements for
board certification examination by the American College of Veterinary Radiology.
An individual accepted into this position must possess the DVM or equivalent
degree and have completed an internship or have equivalent practice experience
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 residency appointment is
for 1 year with annual renewal based on satisfactory progress.
All residents enroll in the Graduate School with the intention of completing
a thesis and 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, residents 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,
Note, the process must be fully completed 12 months before the Fall semester of
the second year of the Resident’s 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.
For updated program statistics please see the ACVR website.
Salary: $26,772 with increases 2nd & 3rd year
Vacation: 10 days annually
The following are NOT required
- non-compete clause
- Washington State
- DEA license required
- 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
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 residency programs must provide
- A letter of intent to include what you expect from a
residency, professional goals, and special interests
- 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, Kathy
The application deadline is November 1, 2013.
The successful candidate will be selected and notified
on Dec 6 , 2013
It is essential that new residents be available to begin their residency
program on July 15th of each year.