Veterinary Clinical Skills Labs: Online Collaboration and Moving Forward

Emma Crowther, Naomi Booth, Nicki Coombes, S Baillie

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Dedicated veterinary Clinical Skills Laboratories (CSLs) are a relatively recent addition to veterinary education and their development has benefitted from visits to medical equivalents. In 2004, the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), London, consulted with Kings College Medical School and various suppliers prior to opening their lab, and similarly in 2009, the School of Veterinary Medicine and
Science, University of Nottingham (UoN) established their Clinical Skills Centre after discussion with existing contacts at the UoN Medical School and the RVC. More recently the University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Science set up a CSL and were able to utilise contacts through an online ‘Veterinary Clinical Skills & Simulation’ group which has facilitated the rapid sharing of ideas and experiences within an expanding international community. Whilst visits and consultations with
more experienced counterparts in other schools will remain invaluable, the online community provides the opportunity for veterinary schools around the world to benefit from the growing network.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-43
JournalHealth and Social Care Education
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013


  • veterinary
  • clinical skills


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