SynDaver Surgical Canine

The SynDaver Synthetic Canine is a futuristic animal model designed to replace live animals and animal cadavers in veterinary surgical training.
Synthetic Animals for Veterinary Training
Replace animal cadavers
Synthetic Canine Vet Training
Synthetic animals to replace sythetic animals

Based on 20+ years of SynDaver research, this model is made from water, fiber and salt.

She is a life saver, but she is not alive. She breathes and bleeds just like a real dog. She has individual muscles, bones, and organs – and can be operated on repeatedly without risking a live animal.

SynDaver Canine is superior to live animals because it accurately mimics live tissue and allows the simulation of ANY pathology or condition based on educational needs. Placed in an educational setting, veterinary students will be challenged in ways that could only be dreamed of before.

SynDaver Canine can be repeatedly serviced for continued use, it will last essentially forever – unlike cadavers – which must be continually acquired and disposed of. Students and instructors will be able to repeat procedures over and over again, and make their mistakes on a synthetic animal rather than a living one. When they graduate they will be much more capable and save more animal lives as a result.

And finally, students and faculty will not be exposed to the carcinogenic formaldehyde used to preserve dead animals.

Capabilities of the SynDaver Surgical Canine include:

SynDaver Synthetic Canine is going to revolutionize veterinary medical education here at the University of Florida. This type of technology helps us to become one of the leading institutions in academic veterinary medicine in the world.

-Dr. James Lloyd, DMV, PhD.
Dean, University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine

Note: SynDaver Canine currently ships with skin only on the abdomen and forelimbs. However, we are developing fur and skin for all other areas and will provide this upgrade to all of our customers free of charge. We expect availability by end of year.

Abdominal Procedures

  • Gastrotomy with foreign body removal
  • Gastropexy
  • Splenectomy
  • Liver lobe biopsy
  • Partial liver lobectomy
  • Enterotomy with foreign body removal
  • Intestinal resection with anastomosis
  • Small intestinal biopsy
  • Large intestinal biopsy
  • OVH
  • Cystotomy with stone removal

Surgical Procedures

  • Tracheostomy
  • Mammary mass resection
  • Cutaneous suturing
  • Muscular suturing
  • Thoracocentesis
  • Cystocentesis

Technical Procedures

  • Cephalic venipuncture
  • Cephalic vein catheterization
  • External jugular venipuncture
  • Orotracheal intubation
  • Nasoesophageal tube placement
  • Stomach tube placement
  • Urinary catheterization
  • Upper GI endoscopy
  • Lower GI endoscopy
  • Cystoscopy
  • Chest tube placement
  • Hemorrhage control

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SynDaver Labs

SynDaver™ Labs manufactures the world’s most sophisticated synthetic human tissues and body parts. Our SynDaver™ Synthetic Human bleeds, breathes, and employs hundreds of replaceable muscles, bones, organs, and vessels which are made from materials that mimic the mechanical, thermal, and physicochemical properties of live tissue. This validated technology is used to replace live animals, cadavers, and human patients in medical device studies, clinical training, and surgical simulation. Visit SynDaver Labs to learn more.

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SynDaver Synthetic Humans and body parts are designed for advanced surgical simulation and poly-trauma team training. Individual tissues have been validated over the last two decades to accurately mimic the mechanical, dielectric and physicochemical properties of the relevant living tissue. The resulting tissues respond to all known imaging techniques and medical devices just as live tissue does


A variety of pathologies and injuries are available - based on patient images, CAD drawings or simple descriptions. Client may also select gender and skin tone.

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