DocTalk – Clinical Skills Simulation Lab at Iowa State University

Dr. Jennifer Schleining and Dr. Frank Cerfogli of the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine were both featured in episodes of DocTalk. It is a weekly documentary featuring Dr. Dan Thomson who discusses different animal agriculture topics and issues.

In the Calving Issues episode, Dr. Schleining demonstrates on our Bovine Dystocia Simulator (“Frosty” and “Snowflake”) how to properly chain a calf.

Click here to read what Dr. Cerfogli has said about our Bovine Dystocia Simulator.

Our Canine Spay Models were featured in the DocTalk video at the Clinical Skills Simulation Lab at Iowa State University. Dr. Frank Cerfogli and Dr. Dan Thomas talk about the benefits of simulation and how simulators are used to train new vets.

All I want for Christmas is a pony!

The folks down in Ames, Iowa were very excited about their new horse arriving just in time for Christmas!

The custom painted horse arrived at Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine earlier this week. Here is Stephanie Caston, DVM, Diplomate ACVS-LA holding up her head. Don’t worry, it’s supposed to come off!

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Interview with Dr. Dan French

Dr. Dan French DVM, MVSC, Dip.ACVS, one of our esteemed consultants, was recently interviewed by Lustertech Inc.

In the video Dr. French discusses the global demand for veterinary simulators and the continued efforts to provide humane treatment to animals. He also touches upon other benefits for students who have the opportunity to use simulation as a learning tool.

Lustertech distributes our goods in Japan along with other medical and dental items. We were very happy to welcome them to Canada in late November and give them a tour of our operation.

2016 ASAS – ADSA – CSAS – WSASAS Joint Annual Meeting


We at Veterinary Simulator Industries are excited to be attending the 2016 Joint Annual Meeting next week!

The American Society of Animal Science (ASAS), the American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA®), the Western Section of the American Society of Animal Science (WSASAS), and the Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS) will hold the 2016 Joint Annual Meeting (JAM) in Salt Lake City, Utah, July 19-23. 

Be sure to come by our booth as we will have many products on display including our holstein dystocia simulator with calf, equine colic with neck venipuncture, bovine theriogenology unit with bovine uteri, canine spay unit with our multilayer suture pads, captive bolt models including our three little pigs, and more.

Iowa State University

“The Clinical Skills Lab is not going to replace all live animal experiences for our students, but I believe it will make our students more efficient and effective when they are working with live patients,” says Iowa State University’s Dr. Stephanie Caston.


Iowa State University is providing students exposure to numerous medical techniques in their Clinical Skills lab. Click here to read the full article. 

The Bovine Veterinarian also has an article about the Iowa State University annual event, “Update for Veterinarians.” It will feature the Frosty, the Iowa State University’s holstein dystocia model, in a day filled with education and demonstrations surrounding the beef industry. Click here to read the full article. 

Fox 11 News – FVTC Students meet Miss Foxy

Fox 11 News has reported on Fox Valley Technical College’s new Holstein Dystocia Simulator in Wisconsin.Her full name is Maple Leaf Foxy. Instructor Dr Nagel and students are excited to prepare students for complications that can occur on the farm.
“One of the benefits to this cow is that the calf feels real. It feels like it has bones, it feels like a real calf, it’s slippery like it would be in a real life cow,” says student, Marissa Kent.  ”

Here is another article from the Wisconsin State Farmer detailing Foxy’s arrival.