Educational Support Services


Body Map Illustrations

bovine body map illustration
With the adoption of ezyVet, a new medical records technology, Cornell University Hospital for Animals asked ESS to create a series of clinical animal diagrams for use in this application. Over the course of several months, ESS Medical Illustrator Allie Buck designed a suite of illustrations, including general body image maps, ophthalmology charts, and internal anatomy images for the animals commonly treated at CUHA. The illustrations are available within the...

Equine Carpus Blended Learning Modules

Dr. Allison Miller with Students using AR app on ipads
Active Learning, Animation, Illustration, Interactive, Learning Module, Software
Veterinary students often struggle to understand the musculoskeletal system. The College of Veterinary Medicine’s Dr. Allison Miller specifically identified the equine carpus as one of the more difficult spaces to learn. Therefore, Dr. Miller and the ESS team worked together to provide students with an interactive experience to teach the basics of the bony anatomy, soft tissues, and radiography of the carpus. In this series, students watch videos, view pictures...

SynDaver Surgical Training Models

soft tissue surgical team with canine SynDaver surgical model on table
Active Learning, Clinical Education, Video
In 2018, the Soft Tissue Surgery section at CUHA began using SynDaver training models to teach students surgical competency. SynDaver canine models provide a realistic training experience for students to practice surgeries and receive individualized feedback on their technique. Originally led by CVM’s Dr. Galina Hayes, the use of SynDaver models was born out of a need to produce veterinarians confident in performing common abdominal procedures, such as gastrotomies, gastropexies,...