Clinical Simulation Center

  • Surgicalskills

    Read More Surgical Skills
    Thanks to donors, learners have access to a wide variety of models to practice live-saving veterinary procedures.

  • TechnicalSimulationRoom

    Technical Simulation Room
    Students and veterinarians simulate operating room and emergency room situations.

  • EmergencyCare

    Emergency Care
    Training to safely move an injured horse with a life-sized, 800 pound horse model.

Clinical Simulation Center Facilities

Clinical Simulation Center Expansion (2019)

Students and veterinarians have access to some of the most advance medical models for training. Simulation is used routinely to train human medical doctors, and WSU is a leader in advancing technical and clinical knowledge simulation training for veterinarians that directly correlates to improved care for veterinary patients.

In our Technical Simulation Room (image above) we simulate many types operating room and emergency room situations and then provide valuable feedback to the students and/or veterinarians involved.

Some of our training models include:

  • Small animal resuscitation model with both heart and lung sounds to practice CPCR (cardiopulmonary cerebral resuscitation) as well as surgical and anesthesia scenarios.
  • Life-sized equine diagnostic model to learn core skills (e.g., restraint, bandaging) and safe positioning during approaches to suturing simulated wounds or aseptically preparing joints for injections. The model is also used for internal examinations and full colic simulations that require participants to demonstrate diagnostic skills and client communication.
  • Life-sized bovine model with calf to practice obstructed births, safely pulling the calf from the cow, and lactation health examinations.
Dr. Julie Cary teaches palpation using life-size horse model
Students examine calf orientation inside life-size cow model
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