In today’s veterinary blog, a fond farewell to our 2015 interns; WestVet is the only veterinary hospital in Idaho that offers postgraduate training and one of only four private specialty hospitals in the Northwest that offers a rotating internship.

The WestVet intern Class of 2015 is concluding their journey with us and heading out into the world to pursue careers in veterinary medicine or enter into a residency program to pursue specialty credentials. In 2007 WestVet accepted the challenge of providing postgraduate education as a teaching hospital. We offer a one-year rotating internship and a one-year specialty internship in surgery; Washington State University and Oregon State University offer similar programs.

These new doctors–graduating at the top of their class in vet school—work alongside our specialists and emergency and critical care team for an entire year. They rotate through each department for hands-on training and mentoring in surgery, internal medicine, radiology, dermatology, pathology and ophthalmology.WestVet Class of 2015 Interns conclude their work with us.

This year our four small animal surgical interns are, from left to right, Dr. Mike Orencole, Dr. Amanda Levesque, Dr. Kara Lindberg, and Dr. Laura Niman.

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Kara Lindberg will remain with WestVet. She will work as an Emergency and Critical Care Veterinarian and begins these new duties with us in a few weeks.

Dr. Curtis Brandt, WestVet Emergency and Critical Care Veterinarian and local Photographer, shared these photos of the team as a commemorative gift to honor their time in Boise. WestVet offers a one year rotating internship and one year surgical internship to vet graduates.We wish them the best as they head off to new challenges. Good luck!

The 2016 class arrives Monday, having graduated from Veterinary School last weekend. It’s always inspiring to work with these fresh, talented people and watch them grow throughout the coming year. 

Read more about WestVet as a teaching hospital and the process for selecting interns HERE.


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