Department Of
Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Training tomorrow’s veterinarians, providing excellent animal medical care, and discovering innovative ways to diagnose and treat disease.

Veterinary Clinical Sciences

We educate tomorrow’s veterinarians through innovative education programs and learning opportunities for professional veterinary medical students and graduate veterinarians.  In the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital, fourth-year veterinary students, residents, and interns train alongside board-certified practitioners, which provides round-the-clock animal care.  We are committed to improving the health and well-being of all animals through excellence in medical care and finding innovative ways to diagnose and treat disease.

Graduate degree programs

Graduates from our program are highly competitive for positions in veterinary practice, academia, industry and government.

Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences -Veterinary Clinical and Translational Sciences

A plan of study leading to a master’s degree and preparing the resident for board certification.

Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences – Veterinary Clinical and Translational Sciences

Advanced studies in biomedical science and applied medical research.

Combined residency programs

Post-DVM education and advanced medical training to prepare for board certification.

Combined Clinical Pathology Residency

Residency + Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences


Residencies & Internships

Post-DVM education and training for teaching, research, and to prepare for board certification.

Most intern and residencies are filled through the Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program sponsored by the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians (AAVC).  To apply for a Diagnostic Imaging residency or internship, visit the service’s website

Residents and interns are encouraged to simultaneously complete a graduate degree through the College of Veterinary Medicine graduate programs.


Centers, Initiatives, and Programs

Shelter Medicine

A learning opportunity for veterinary students in community-based, primary care facilities.   


Research Areas

  • Cardiology
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Soft tissue surgery
  • Theriogeneolgy

Holter monitor being put on a corgi.

Dog Aging Project

Canine companions still needed for Dog Aging Project research.

WSU is one of seven colleges of veterinary medicine around the country to participate in this study


Community Outreach

One Health Clinic

A place where people with pets can access medical and veterinary care at the same time.

Raptor Club

Resident raptors and WSU Raptor Club volunteers give about 100 educational presentations each year.

Veterinary Extension

Building connections between industry, producers, veterinarians, and students throughout the state of Washington.

Teaching Academy

Fostering innovative teaching and learning for faculty, residents, professional and graduate students across the college.

Department News

Hospital Stories

Clinical Studies

Continuing Education