Innovative, evidence-based training
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.
Apply to be a simulated client or practitioner coach and help us train tomorrow’s veterinarians. Contact us.
Clinical Communication stories
Case-based simulations provide athletic training students with real-world scenarios, such as heated exchanges with coaches or discussions with farmers who have injured themselves at work.
WSU designs and leads multi-day workshops on Yakima campus to train the coaches who lead student groups through a Veterinary Technology Program.
Clinical Communication Program provides expertise to help in the formation of a new program with training scenarios featuring increased depth and realism.
Questions about giving? Contact Lynne Haley or 509-335-5021.