Simulation-Based Education
Clinical Communication
Innovative, evidence-based training

Clinical Communication

Our program uses trained actors to simulate client scenarios that students may encounter once they begin their own practice. Based on real cases, veterinary students learn over a two-semester clinical communication course how to communicate effectively with clients who may disagree on treatment for their animals or who may worry how to pay for their veterinary care.

We also offer communication training to veterinary technicians and incoming interns and residents in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital that helps improve client understanding and strengthens the relationship between clients and their animal’s caregivers.

Join our team!

Apply to be a simulated client or practitioner coach and help us train tomorrow’s veterinarians. Contact us.

WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine has the nation’s first simulation program accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare with a focus on veterinary medicine.

Clinical Communication stories

Questions about giving? Contact Lynne Haley or 509-335-5021.