OVC now offers VR simulation to help veterinary students learn dog, cow anatomy

The Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph has announced that it is now offering its veterinary students the opportunity to use a virtual reality (VR) simulation tool to learn dog and cow anatomy this semester. Students can use OVC’s two VR headsets to get a virtual, close-up look at the organs and tissues inside an animal’s body. The tool will reduce dependency upon preserved specimens during teaching and “gamify” the learning material for students. “As a university, we are in the profession of training the next generation,” said OVC Professor Dr Pavneesh Madan. “I think virtual reality becomes a very powerful tool from a futuristic point of view.” UoGuelph believes that this is the first time VR has been used to teach anatomy at a Canadian veterinary college. UoGuelph Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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