Clinical Simulation Center

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Wish List for the Clinical Simulation Center

Materials, Models, and Equipment

Minimally invasive task trainers:

laparoscopic_box trainer
Laparoscopic trainer

Purpose: Provide opportunity for learners to develop their non-invasive surgical skills, which require a steep learning curve, prior to performing on live animals.

Manufacturers: Carolinas HealthCare System or Simulab

Donation request: $1500-3000

Canine endoscopy simulator

Purpose: Endoscopy is a critical skill for many veterinarians. It offers the potential of performing many procedures under less invasive means. However, endoscopy has a considerable learning curve. This model, along with the many homemade models we have created will allow students and trainees to develop greater proficiency at this skill prior to performing it on live animals.

Manufacturers: Rescue Critters!

Donation request: $3,187


Canine (spay) simulator
Canine Abdominal Models

Purpose: Allow students to practice abdominal surgery.

Manufacturer: Vet Simulators

Donation request: $2500

Ultrasound Models

Purpose: Practice ultrasonography skills.

Manufacturer: SonoSite

Donation request: $500-750

Duplicate models of popular and in-demand female urinary catheter, intubation, and IV catheter models

Purpose: Some of these models are so in demand that we have conflicts in schedule over their use. They will also have predictable wear and tear and will need replaced given their high volume of use.

Donation request: $3,000-5,000

Haptic Simulators
Haptic Veterinary Simulators: Cow and horse colic system

Purpose: Realistic rectal palpation models allow for safer (for student and animal) training of basic rectal palpation pregnancy diagnosis and gastrointestinal abnormalities. Learning outcomes have been documented to occur more reliably with this type of training and implementing their use strategically will optimize the use of teaching animals.

Manufacturer: Virtalis

Donation request: $90,000

Bovine Theriogenology Model

Purpose: This insert works with the dystocia model we already have to expand the palpation practice we can offer to our students.

Manufacturer: Veterinary Simulator Industries

Donation request: $5,200

Material and instrumentation:

students in surgery
High quality surgical instruments

Purpose: Expand and enhance the surgical instrumentation that trainees have available to use in the simulation center.

Donation request: $200-500

Taxidermy materials

Purpose: To create models not commercially available but that are indicated for veterinary medicine.

Donation request: $400-800

Program Development and Personnel Support

surgical skills development

Simulation case development

Each case takes approximately 40 hours to create. With limited time and personnel resources this becomes a challenge and a rate limiting step in the advancement of the program.

Donation request: $750-900

Student club simulation efforts

Student clubs often want to have simulation as their club events. With external support more simulation would be possible for targets audiences.

Donation request: $750-900

Pilot projects for course and rotations

Simulation has a steep learning curve, both in case development and in implementation. To grow the program and support the college’s education mission, we need funding to develop cases that align with student classes and medical rotations, while supporting faculty who are at the same time developing their simulation skill set.

Donation request: $600-800

Student practicing surgical skills

Sponsoring a peer teaching assistant

As core component of our optional clinical skills laboratory, students are trained in teaching methods and clinical skills to provide loss-stress instruction for their peers.

Donation request: $1500 per teaching assistant per semester

Research project support

To optimize the use of simulation in veterinary medicine, we need to pursue vigorous research in this area. Currently there are no specific sources of funding for pilot projects in this type of work.

Donation request: $2500-5000

Program director Dr. Julie Cary works with film crew to create training videos

Promotional and educational video production

To capitalize on some of the independent training opportunities, we need to provide students with a larger library of well-constructed instructional videos.

Donation request: $3,000-6,000

For questions about giving, contact Lynne Haley at (509) 335-5021 or


Students show off mobile video capture equimpent purchased by Sim Center donor
Studens pose with donor-purchased endoscope
Veterinary students say Thank You! for ultrasound machine purchased by donor
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