SynDaver Labs Creates Realistic Imitation Dogs for Practicing Vets

By: Misel Saban - Jun 3, 2016
References: syndaver & mentalfloss
To aid practicing vets gain real life experience in the work force, SynDaver Labs has engineered a synthetic canine that is designed to realistically replicate the muscles, bones and organs of a real dog. The imitation canine will allow vets to practice operating and working on a realistic animal to improve their skills, without causing harm on a living specimen. This will allow vets to garner invaluable real-life experience without sacrificing the lives of sheltered dogs.

Often times medical research requires live patients for students to train and practice on, which can often bring up issues of ethics pertaining to the lives of the test subjects. SynDaver Labs' synthetic dogs aim to save lives by providing a realistic imitation dog body students can practice working with, without harming the lives of living animals.