Illinois Veterinary Curriculum

Clinical Skills Learning Center

With 24-hour student access, staffing by experienced veterinary professionals, and models and mannequins to teach a wide range of clinical skills, the Illinois facility is among the most comprehensive in the world.

  • Small animal models and skills. Feline and canine CPR mannequins, intubation trainers, models for venipuncture (jugular and cephalic), thoracentesis, bandaging, positioning for imaging, catheter placement, flexible and rigid endoscopy, and more.
  • Large animal models and skills: Equine colic simulator, dystocia calf model, equine and bovine pregnancy palpation simulators, dehorning, castration, restraint, animal identification, oral medication delivery, epidural and CSF tap, transtracheal wash, and more.
  • Sterile preparation for surgery, suturing simulators for large and small patients, anesthesia equipment.
  • Communications skills center with four mock exam rooms equipped to record students as they respond to simulated encounters with clients.