Veterinary Trainers

The SynDaver Synthetic Canine is a futuristic animal model designed to replace live animals and animal cadavers in veterinary surgical training. Based on 20+ years of SynDaver research, this model is made from water, fiber and salt.

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Currently, four Canine Trainers are available:

  • Basic Canine Airway Trainer
  • Canine Abdominal Surgical Trainer
  • Deluxe Canine Airway Trainer
  • SynDaver Surgical Canine (pictured)

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SynDaver Surgical Canine

She is a life saver, but she is not alive. She breathes and bleeds just like a real dog. She has individual muscles, bones, and organs – and can be operated on repeatedly without risking a live animal.

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SynDaver Canine is superior to live animals because it accurately mimics live tissue and allows the simulation of ANY pathology or condition based on educational needs. Placed in an educational setting, veterinary students will be challenged in ways that could only be dreamed of before.

Students and instructors will be able to repeat procedures over and over again, and make their mistakes on a synthetic animal rather than a living one. When they graduate they will be much more capable and save more animal lives as a result.

Watch this SynDaver Canine PBS feature video.

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SynDaver Canine can be repeatedly serviced for continued use, it will last essentially forever – unlike cadavers – which must be continually acquired and disposed of. And finally, students and faculty will not be exposed to the carcinogenic formaldehyde used to preserve dead animals.

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Capabilities of the SynDaver Surgical Canine include:

Abdominal Procedures:

  • Gastrotomy with foreign body removal
  • Gastropexy
  • Splenectomy
  • Liver lobe biopsy
  • Partial liver lobectomy
  • Enterotomy with foreign body removal
  • Intestinal resection with anastomosis
  • Small intestinal biopsy
  • Large intestinal biopsy
  • OVH
  • Cystotomy with stone removal

Surgical Procedures:

  • Tracheostomy
  • Mammary mass resection
  • Cutaneous suturing
  • Muscular suturing
  • Thoracocentesis
  • Cystocentesis

Technical Procedures:

  • Cephalic venipuncture
  • Cephalic vein catheterization
  • External jugular venipuncture
  • External jugular catheterization
  • Orotracheal intubation
  • Nasoesophageal tube placement
  • Stomach tube placement
  • Urinary catheterization
  • Upper GI endoscopy
  • Lower GI endoscopy
  • Cystoscopy
  • Chest tube placement
  • Hemorrhage control

Note: SynDaver Canine currently ships with skin only on the abdomen and forelimbs. However, SynDaver is developing fur and skin for all other areas and will provide this upgrade to all customers free of charge. Expect availability in the near future.

For more information on any of the Canine Trainers, contact us or request a quote.

Download the SynDaver Surgical Canine cut sheet.

All SynDaver products are made in the USA.