Diagnostic Imaging (Radiology)

Residencies and Other Training Opportunities

Residencies and Other Training Opportunities


Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology

Authorized Administrative Official

Rhonda L. Wallen
Academic Coordinator
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
PO BOX 646610, Pullman, WA 99164-6610
(office) 509-335-0723 (fax) 509-335-0880


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. Residents 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.

Employment Information

Salary: $26,772 with increases 2nd & 3rd year 
Benefits: HRS Site
Vacation: 10 days annually 

The following are NOT required

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


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

Academic qualifications (3.0 GPA) sufficient to enroll in the graduate school.

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

  1. A letter of intent to include what you expect from a residency, 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, Rhonda L. Wallen.


The application deadline is November 4 2016.
The successful candidate will be selected and notified on Dec 2 2016


It is essential that new residents be available to begin their residency program on July 15th of each year.
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