International Veterinary Simulation in Teaching

777 W. Covell Blvd
Davis, CA 95616


About Us


InVeST is an informal group that was started in August of 2011 following a very successful Veterinary Simulation Exchange symposium hosted by the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. 

​The group has grown immensely through communications on the clinical skills and simulation page hosted by the NOVICE project, reconvening in 2012,  2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 for the InVeST conference.  This conference has provided an international forum for learning and networking between researchers, developers and educational institutions on the rapidly growing use of simulation in veterinary education while encouraging research regarding its use and effectiveness. The number of attendees and countries they represent has grown significantly. 

For more information concerning past conference programs and future events, please click the conference tab at the top of the home page.



Advisory Board


Dean Hendrickson, DVM, MS, DACVS

Emma Read, DVM, MVSc, DACVS

Robin Farrell, DVM

Sarah Baillie, BVSc, MRCVS, PhD

Annett Annandale, VetMed(Leipzig),DrMedVet(Zurich), MSc (Vet Sci)(Pret), Dip ACT

​Julie Williamson, DVM, MS, AFAMEE