Wednesday, November 11, 2015

VSI Ltd. has added a new piece of fabrication equipment from Island Clean Air in British Columbia Canada.  The Duster 3000 Downdraft is a four stage air filtration system designed to keep shop air clean and minimize dust propagation.

The inflatable downdraft unit pushes sanding dust down to the floor where the unit filters out particulate and fumes and pushes filtered air up and out the top of unit.

In this photo VSI employee, Barry Trainor is working on a Holstein model destined for a distributor in Poland.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

These pictures are of the 100th dystocia calf model just removed from the tooling.

This particular calf will be traveling to the University of Glasgow along with another calf and two compact dystocia models.

In the stage the calf has not been trimmed of the excess materials resulting from the fabrication process.
Here the calf has been trimmed and is ready for the seams to be filled and textured.

Calf 100!!
These photos are of some of the clinical skills building at The University of Hannover.

University of Hannover has two of the first VSI large animal simulators at their clinical skills facility.

For the conference VSI  brought a new equine neck venipuncture model for Dr Marc Dilly.  
The model allows for jugular venipuncture and intramuscular injection training.
It will be included in our catalogue of products this month.

These are some of the simulation models produced in house by the University of Hannover for their clinical skills lab. 
These photos are of the University of Hannover School of Veterinary Medicine in Hannover, Germany.
They were the hosts of the 2015 INVEST conference this past September 14-16th.

We would like to thank Dr. Marc Dilly and his enthusiastic and helpful staff for putting on a great and informative event. We felt very welcomed by all and had a great time in Germany.

We would also like to thank all the attendees for their presentations and those who provided valuable feedback and discussions regarding veterinary simulation in general.

INVEST is always a great collaborative event for all involved.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Bryan Pfahl and Russ Gray of VSI Ltd. attended the 2015 Therio Conference in San Antonio, Texas.
VSI donated an equine theriogenology model to the Theriogenology Foundation silent auction.
Proceeds from the auction go to benefit students, residents, student chapters and others, with travel grants, research projects and outreach.

For the vendor area we brought along our equine theriogenology model along with our latest prototype bovine theriogenology model.
With input from the conference attendees we were able to identify several areas that could be improved upon in terms of realistic feel and anatomic accuracy.
We will try to implement most of the suggestions for modifications before we travel to the INVEST conference in Hanover , Germany.
To all attendees who provided feedback,

Amelie Rivaleau (left) and Christine Garrett, both officers of the student chapter of the Society for Theriogenology are pictured here trying out VSI's equine therio model.

Alberta's Venture Magazine has voted Veterinary Simulator Industries Ltd. as one of Alberta's top 20 most innovative organizations. Venture Magazine article.

Monday, July 6, 2015

This equine colic/palpation model is ready for final assembly before being crated and shipped to Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine.

The equine models now have a palpable aorta included, along with a portion of body wall to aid in instructing students with equine palpation.

We will be shipping out models to Antwerp, Belgium and University of Tennessee in the near future.