Simulated Canine Dental Surgery

We had a productive day of simulated surgery yesterday as Dr. Beth Barrett from Barrett Veterinary Practice in Dalemead, Alberta was kind enough to open her clinic to us. Roxane Wenstrom (AHT)  provided us with some valuable insight into the functionality of our upcoming Canine Dental Simulator. Our prototype looks promising thus far, as we continue to undergo testing to fine tune the models and make them as realistic as possible.

Watch the video below and click here to see the product page

Equine Palpation / Radiology Limb Officially on the Market

We have officially added the Equine Palpation / Radiology Limb to our catalogue!

It is available as an addition to the Equine Palpation / Colic Simulator. All of our new full horse  models going forward will feature a removable “dummy” limb that can easily be interchanged with the Palpation / Radiology Limb. It is also sold separately with a designated stand.


Here is the limb in use at Saskatchewan Polytechnic.

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Surgical Canine Dental Model Prototype

This prototype Surgical Canine Dental Model features replaceable maxilla and mandible; teeth are set in simulated bone with soft, rubber gums complete with periodontal ligament. The model will allow for realistic simulation of many dental procedures including extractions. It will also be able to be used as an intubation model once the development of the tongue / epiglottis component is complete. We are looking to have the model on the market later this year.

Surgical Canine Dental Head Prototype – Partial Cast

VSI Surgical Canine Dental Simulator. This is our first prototype of the dental skull within the silicone dog head. This video demonstrates how the interchangeable maxilla and mandible will slide on and off the skull. Students will be able to practice tooth extraction, complete with periodontal ligament. We plan to have a complete model on the market later this year. #veterinarydentistry #veterinary #simulation #simulator #prototype #vetsim #clinicalskills #dogdentist #veterinarysurgeon #veterinarytechnician #dvm #madeincanada #vetsnobiety #veterinarymedicine #canine #caninelovers #dog #vetschool #veterinaryschool #veterinario #veterinaria #veterinarian #vettech #vetmed #anatomy #canineanatomy #doganatomy #smallanimalmedicine #smallanimal #toothextraction

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Equine Radiology Limb Prototype at Saskatchewan Polytechnic

VSI recently collaborated with Susan Thiessen, RVT of Saskatchewan Polytechnic and Dan French, DVM to create our prototype Equine Palpation Radiology Limb.

A great deal of research and testing has been involved in producing the most durable simulator with the greatest flexibility and most natural movement. This model features a fully articulated skeleton. Materials were chosen to best simulate bones and skin while also being visible on an x-ray. VSI has employed a soft, silicone skin that surrounds the tendons and ligaments, which can be felt through palpation.

The palpable joints include the intercarpal, radiocarpal, fetlock and coffin joints. The full superficial and deep flexor tendon unit are readily palpable along the back of the cannon bone and on toward their insertions. Palpation of the suspensory ligaments and the palpable landmarks of the pastern are also featured.

The limb can be attached to Sask PolyTech’s custom VSI Equine Palpation Colic Model by screwing the threaded rod on the limb into the full horse.

Sask PolyTech have received their horse, “Dobbin” and have sent us some photos! There is also a picture of Dobbin getting an intramuscular injection.


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