Wake Forest Baptist Research Laboratory, Staff Members to be Featured in Veterinary and Biomedical Instructional Materials

December 14, 2011

Preclinical Surgical Services (PSS) atWake Forest Baptist Medical Center has partnered with the Veterinary Bioscience Institute (VBI) of Harleysville, Pa., in the making of educational materials for veterinary and biomedical personnel and institutions.

Surgeons and other staff members from PSS and resources such as its surgical suites, imaging services and laparoscopic training facilities will be featured in instructional videos and other products that will be developed, produced, marketed and distributed by VBI, a leading provider of Internet-based technical and surgical-methodology resources.

In addition to videos, the PSS-VBI collaborations will include online courses, webinars and seminars aimed at clinical and research veterinarians, biomedical research faculty and technicians, and instructors and students in pre-veterinary, veterinary and veterinary technician programs.

“We’re very pleased to be working with VBI on these projects,” said H. Vince Mendenhall, D.V.M., Ph.D., the director of PSS and an internationally recognized expert in surgical research. “We consider their interest in working with us as a compliment on what we do and the way we do it. Also, these projects fit right in with the training and education aspects of our mission, along with precise surgical methodology.”

Preclinical Surgical Services is part of Wake Forest Baptist’s Office of Research.

One PSS-VBI project has been completed: a demonstration of the proper techniques to be employed in spaying a dog. The demonstration surgery was a success and the patient has since been adopted as a pet.

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Chad Campbell: news@wakehealth.edu, 336-713-4587