Intern & Externship Programs

Pilchuck offers both externship and internship programs for veterinary students and graduates.

Equine Externship

Large Animal Hospital East View Equine externships lasting two to three weeks are available to students who have completed two years of veterinary school. Externships are designed to provide hands-on experience in large animal medicine and surgery to students interested in pursuing an internship after graduation, and those seeking experience in a private practice setting. Applications for externships are accepted year round. Summer months fill up fastest. Please email

Equine Internship

Each year, we accept one to three DVM graduates for year-long equine internships. As part of the hospital team, interns gain valuable experience in state of the art equine care, preparing them to enter private practice or a residency program. Through hands-on experience, interns gain confidence with diagnostic and therapeutic techniques essential to the equine practitioner, and share in a learning environment where we all benefit from each other’s expertise to provide the highest quality of care to our patients. Please contact Wendy Harless Mollat, DVM, DACVIM @ 360.568.3111.

For more information on both programs please visit the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) web site, and under Students/Avenues.  Here you will find up-to-date information about our internship and externship opportunities.

Equine Internship Alumni


Daphne Johnson

Greg Thompson

Erica Wolford

Oregon State University

University of Wisconsin in Madison

Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatchewan


Ashley Galen

Jessie Hennessey

Julia Miller

Oregon State University

Michigan State University

University of Pennsylvania


Kari Searcy

Jessica Trichel

Liana Wiegel

University of Minnesota

Louisiana State University

University of Wisconsin


Alexandra Abramson

Ragan Garrett

Crystal Williams

University of Florida

Oregon State University

University of California at Davis


Sarah Burke

Leann Sargeant  

University of Florida 

Kansas State University


Bri Harris

Amanda Sherck

Abbie Lusardi 

Cornell University

Kansas State University

 University of Prince Edward Island 


Kelly Taylor 

Marci Hall 

Jerica Rasmussen 

Washington State University

Tufts University

Colorado State University


Chelsie Hollan

Kathleen Paulson

Jennifer Stonewater 

Washington State University 

Washington State University 

University of California at Davis 


Katie Moore 

Brooke Johnson 

Stephanie Meyer 

 Colorado State University 

Cornell University 

Texas A & M University


Dominic Dawson

Diana Rawstrom

Sara Clark

University of California at Davis  

University of Pennsylvania

University of Virginia


Clint McKnight 

Tanya Bork 

Jamie Boulter

Ross University

Kansas State University 

University of Minnesota


Dorothy Bailey 

Jennifer Miller 

University of Virginia 

Kansas State University


Wendy Harless Mollat 

Kari DeLeeuw 

Oregon State University

University of California at Davis   


Tina Lusard  University of California at Davis  


Small Animal Externships and Preceptors from Washington State University

For more information about the program for small animal externs and preceptors from Washington State University, please contact

Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital also provides Small Animal Technician/Assistant programs and works in partnership with the Sno-Isle Vocational Tech Skills Center.