FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Surgeons from Lauderdale Veterinary Specialists, a specialty and emergency hospital for pets in South Florida, performed surgery on the newest piece of technology in veterinary medicine, the SynDaver Synthetic Canine Friday.
Board-certified surgeons from LVS performed a spay, removed foreign bodies from the dog’s stomach and intestines, and also removed the synthetic canine’s spleen.
The SynDaver Synthetic Canine was developed to improve veterinary education, be a drop-in replacement for live-animal use and cadaver use, and to help save animals as a whole.
“Our team was really excited to take a look at the SynDaver Synthetic Canine today,” said Dr. Ira Zaslow, founder of Lauderdale Veterinary Specialists. “I believe this technology is going to truly advance veterinary education and it will satisfy a lot of the ethical and moral issues that have plagued the profession in the past regarding the use of live animals for teaching purposes.”
The SynDaver Canine is similar to SynDaver Labs’ human products. The canine models are anatomically accurate, with fat, fascia planes, all bones, muscles, ligaments, fully articulating joints, and each of the bodily systems.
SynDaver recently launched a $24 million crowdfunding campaign to place this technology in every veterinary college in the world.
About Lauderdale Veterinary Specialists
Lauderdale Veterinary Specialists is a 24-hour veterinary emergency, critical care, referral hospital and imaging center serving Broward, Palm Beach and Miami Dade counties. Their services include: emergency, critical care, internal medicine, neurosurgery, neurology, ultrasound, CT-scan, digital radiography, bereavement counseling, as well as, soft tissue, orthopedic and reconstructive surgery. LVS can be reached at 954.641.1100 and is located at 3217 NW 10th Terrace, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309.