Plannings to establish a Clinical Skill Laboratory (CSL) within our faculty have started in 2015. Firstly, a bilateral collaboration agreement was signed with Hannover Veterinary University (Tierärztlich Hochschule Hannover) at the level of rectors on March 30, 2015. At the same time the CSL team of the Hannover Veterinary University gave a two-day training course in our faculty.

In order to plan the administrative and academic structure of CSL, to adapt the practical system to our faculty and to learn the techniques of simulations and model preparation for CSL, Dr. Okan EKİM was assigned as a coordinator. Our personnel went to CSL of University College Dublin (UCD) Veterinary Faculty in Dublin-Ireland in June 19, 2015 for two weeks. Following to that, in October 2015 he continued his works in the CSL of Hannover Veterinary University for 1 month in order to learn the related procedures and techniques in CSL administration.

The first coordination team for the Ankara Veterinary Clinical Skills Lab. was organized in October 2016. Providinr of simulation models, mannikins, tools and equipments and supplies for preparation have been completed in January 2017. After the simulation and training plannings were designated, the CSL team performed the first practice course in September, 2017 in the context of English Veterinary UndergraduateProgram.


Title / Name-Surname Position in CSL Team
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Okan EKİM CSL Coordinator
Prof.Dr. Ümit KAYA Supervisor of Surgical Coordination
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Halit KANCA Supervisor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Coordination
Assist.Prof.Dr. M. Borga TIRPAN Supervisor of Artificial Insemination & Andrology Coordination
Dr. Ekrem Çağatay ÇOLAKOĞLU Supervisor of Internal Diseases Coordination
Res.Assist. K. Tuna OLGAÇ Supervisor of Artificial Insemination & Andrology Coordination

The first courses in the modular system started to be given in January 2018. Ankara Veterinary Clinical Skills Lab. has 12 interactive modules and students of CSL have to accomplish all modules with a weekly rotation protocol. Our modules are multidisciplinary, and our trainers from various departments of our faculty provide interactive training to module groups of 6-8 people every week. In addition to the laboratory tests and procedures for veterinary clinics, all the examinations, diagnoses, treatments etc. performed in veterinary clinics are exactly simulated in our modules.

CSL Modules & Module Trainers

Module Name Module Trainer/s
Introduction: What is CSL? Aims and Scope Assoc.Prof.Dr. Okan EKİM
Lab. Safety, Biological Safety & Security Procedures Assoc.Prof.Dr. Okan EKİM
Patient Reception & Registration Module Dr. Ekrem Çağatay ÇOLAKOĞLU

Vet. Kadir SEVİM

Internal Diseases Module Dr. Ekrem Çağatay ÇOLAKOĞLU

Vet. Kadir SEVİM

Surgery Module Dr. Pınar CAN
Obstetrics & Gynaecology Module Dr. Kübra KARAKAŞ ALKAN

Dr. Seçkin SALAR

Reproduction & Artificial Insemination Module Assist.Prof.Dr. M. Borga TIRPAN

Dr. Koray TEKİN

Res.Assist. K. Tuna OLGAÇ

Biological Sample Collection Module Dr. H. Esra ÇOLAKOĞLU
Clinical Laboratory Tests Module Dr. Bülent BAŞ
Medical Imaging Technniques Module Dr. Yusuf ŞEN
Injection Methods Module Dr. Ekrem Çağatay ÇOLAKOĞLU

Vet.Hek. Kadir SEVİM

Pre-Operative Procedures Module Dr. Murat ÇALIŞKAN
Anaesthesia Procedures Module Assoc.Prof.Dr. Oytun Okan ŞENEL
Emergency Procedures & ICU Module Lect.Offic.Dr. İrem ERGİN


Clinical Skills Laboratories are multidisciplinary training areas in which all clinical activities and social communication skills are simulated with realistic models in specified education sections for the institutions carrying out practical training on health sciences and providing clinical services such as routine examination, diagnosis, treatment, of patients and performing clinical, pre-clinical, laboratory tests.


  • Introducing students earlier to the skills expected of doing in the clinics,
  • to provide more practice hours for clinical services,
  • Increasing the clinical experience of students using fewer live animal subjects (3R rule-based)
  • Being able to form self-confidence as well as increase student’s application knowledge and experience,
  • To present experienced staff (students in fact) to the patient owners, and thus to increase the credibility and raise the institution’s prestige,
  • To provide standardization in practice education by ensuring that each student has an equal number of clinical practice,
  • Providing less complications in real veterinary clinics by increasing training and experience level by simulating inspection, diagnosis and treatment services.