WestVet as a teaching hospital; one-year postgraduate internships available for newly graduated veterinary students.
The WestVet intern class of 2014 is wrapping up their time with us this week and are moving on to new careers and residencies. WestVet accepted the challenge of providing postgraduate education as a teaching hospital in 2007, inviting students graduating from veterinary school to apply for one of four rotating small animal internships. These students–graduating at the top of their class in veterinary school—work alongside our specialists and emergency and critical care team for an entire year. They rotate through the different veterinary specialties. It’s a unique hands-on opportunity where they receive training and mentoring in surgery, internal medicine, radiology, dermatology, pathology, and ophthalmology.
Working close together in a variety of emergency situations quickly creates bonds among colleagues; and it is both exciting and inspiring to watch these young doctors learn the ins and outs of veterinary practice so quickly. From here, they move on to join general practice veterinarians or further specialize.
Pictured right, from left to right, this year we say good-bye to Dr. Sami Pederson, Dr. Andrew McDade, (center) Karlee Hondo-Rust, surgical intern Dr. Andrea Sundholm Tepper, and Dr. Jacob Ewing.
Dr. Curtis Brandt, a WestVet Emergency and Critical Care Veterinarian and local Photographer, did a photo shoot last night to commemorate their time in Boise. We wish them the best as they head off to new challenges. Good Luck!
Yesterday our 2015 class just arrived, having graduated from Veterinary School about a week ago. We welcome them to Boise and are excited to work with them and see their talents and abilities in action throughout the coming year.
You can read more about WestVet as a teaching hospital and the process for selecting interns HERE.