College of Veterinary Medicine |
Clinical Simulation Center

Healthy Animals, Healthy People, Healthy Planet

  • 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.

  • Surgicalskills

    Surgical skills
    Learning basic suturing.

Clinical Simulation Center Facilities

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. Advanced training improves the care provided to veterinary patients.

In our Technical Simulation Room we can simulate many types operating room and emergency room situations and provide feedback to the student or veterinarian after the simulation.

Some of our training models include:

  • Small animal resuscitation model with both heart and lung sounds to practice CPCR (cardiopulmonary cerebral resuscitation) and for surgery and anesthesia simulation cases.
  • Life-sized equine diagnostic model to learn basic skills (restraint, bandaging) and safe positioning during approaches to suturing simulated wounds or aseptically preparing joints for injections. Model is also use for internal examinations and full colic simulations with diagnostic skills and client communication.
  • Life-sized bovine model with calf to practice obstructed births, safely pulling the calf from the cow, and milking checks.

Learning using cadavers

The Haptic Cow
Haptic cow creator, Dr. Sarah Baillie (front center), with WSU veterinary students (back, l-r) Chelsea Farnsworth ('14 DVM), Hillary Carroll ('14 DVM), and Eryn McGowan Zeugschmidt ('14 DVM)
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