Our interns help create a stimulating learning environment where we all benefit from each other's experience and expertise. We provide a rotating internship which includes 2 week rotations on medicine, surgery, and ambulatory care. Our practice encompasses a broad range of breeds and disciplines and is predominantly equine, but interns will get experience with small ruminants and other large animals as well. We strive to have our interns be prepared for entering either high quality private practice or residency training.
Internship Duties: Interns have primary case responsibility under the supervision of a senior clinician for the duration of the internship. The interns perform daily assessment of their cases, complete medical records, present cases in daily rounds, perform diagnostics, administer anesthesia, assist in surgery and medicine procedures and participate in monthly journal club. The interns on ambulatory service are under the direction of our four doctors on all cases such as dentals, lameness exams, podiatry, etc. After hours/weekend on call rotation is for referral emergencies and the intern will see all cases alongside a senior clinician. Each intern is on call two of every three nights and weekends. They will rotate between primary receiving (with a senior clinician), being on anesthesia/back up call and off call. During the week, even on nights off call, the intern is responsible for the care of their hospitalized cases. These cases will be transferred to the on call doctors during their weekends off. After hours treatments and monitoring are primarily carried out by overnight technicians and hospital staff.
Additional Salary Information: Medical, dental, professional liability insurance
WA State Licensing fees
AAEP 1 year membership
Paid Vacation (5 days)
Registration paid and time off for a CE meeting
About Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital
Part of the Snohomish community since 1963, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital provides veterinary care to large and small animals. Pilchuck offers comprehensive and convenient veterinary services, including 24/7 emergency care, farm calls for large animals, a renowned equine referral hospital and integrative medicine.