Become a preceptor

Thank you for your interest in serving as a clinical preceptor for a veterinary student. Clinical preceptors are part of a community-based approach to veterinary medicine and provide our students with the training they need to succeed. 

All veterinary students are required to complete a four-week, guided preceptorship experience as part of their DVM education.

We especially encourage mixed animal, equine, and agricultural animal practices to apply.

What qualities make an ideal preceptor?

  • A genuine desire to teach students the art and science of veterinary medical practice.
  • A high level of commitment to the instruction of students.
  • A desire to serve as a role model and mentor.
  • A clinic where students can observe and participate in all aspects of the practice from working with clients to business office procedures.

Is my practice eligible?

  • Private practices in Washington state, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming are preferred for Preceptor sites, however practices in other states are welcome to apply. 
  • The practice is a general practice (referral or consultation practices are not eligible).
  • The practice must have a minimum of two veterinarians.