The center provides hands-on simulated veterinary training from basic suturing to surgery and from anesthesia models to emergency room care.
Students, veterinarians, and veterinary technicians have access to some of the most advanced medical training models, including life-sized cow and horse models, dog resuscitation models with both heart and lung sounds, anesthesia models to learn intubation, and a technical simulation room that simulates many types of operating room and emergency room situations.
Our veterinary faculty and staff work with WSU scientists to create the most realistic models. “Chloe,” a black Lab model used for anesthesia training, was developed by WSU engineering students to have a heartbeat and tongue and eye sensors so students can see how an animal might respond in different medical situations.
We use trained actors to simulate client scenarios students may encounter once they begin their own practice.
Students are trained how to communicate effectively with clients on real-world situations, such as when an animal owner may disagree about treatment options, concerns about how to pay for the veterinary care, or knowing when it is time to say goodbye to a beloved animal.