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Small Animal Clinical Skills Center (SACSC)


This 43,187 sq. ft. space includes a large Clinical Skills room, where students learn essential veterinary skills on models, simulations and live animals. The large, open space is equipped with mobile tables, drop down power, 10 flat screen monitors, wireless microphones, an HD teaching camera, wireless internet, recording capability, multimedia ports, and streaming technology. Within its halls, a dedicated Clinical Skills Study room provides a self-directed learning area for clinical skill development. The 3,500 sq. ft. Surgery Suite accommodates 24 surgery tables, complete with surgery lights and one central HD outfitted surgery teaching station. Adjacent to the surgical area is a Surgical Supply and a Veterinary Procedures Room, complete with 18 wet tables, flat screen monitors, teaching camera, oxygen, scavenger, surgical sinks and exam lights where surgical prep, anesthesia, treatments or dentals are performed. Students input records, submit anesthesia requests and medicine in Cornerstone™ Software in the adjacent Records Processing Room, which is outfitted with 22 computer stations. Animals recover in the nearby heated floors of the Recovery Rooms, each room equipped with 48 recovery spaces. The building contains 59 canine runs, an adjacent dog wash, washer/dryer, and a large kennel prep area to house food, grooming, and feeding supplies. A Feline Kennel with 24 feline condos is also on the north side of the building. Dedicated clinical spaces include a pharmacy, a treatment room with 6 treatment tables, a private surgical suite with HD teaching camera, a laboratory, and a Diagnostic Imaging suite equipped with digital radiography and ultrasound. The complex includes 2 isolation suites, complete with ante-room and perpetual video monitoring, where students learn proper isolation protocols.  Student spaces in the building include lockers, changing rooms, a student lounge complete with kitchen, 150 seat classroom, and numerous study rooms, each of which is equipped with a flat screen monitor. The building also houses multiple faculty and staff offices and private breakroom/workroom to accommodate future growth.



Exterior of SACSC



Canine Runs, Isolation Room, and Recovery


Procedures Room


Surgery Suite

Treatment Room


Kennel Prep

Diagnostic Imaging




Clinical Skills Tables/Multi-Purpose Flex Space


Medical Records Corridor