The SimSpay-student perceptions of a low-cost build-it-yourself model for novice training of surgical skills in canine ovariohysterectomy

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The SimSpay-student perceptions of a low-cost build-it-yourself model for novice training of surgical skills in canine ovariohysterectomy. / Langebæk, Rikke; Toft, Nils; Eriksen, Thomas.

In: Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, Vol. 42, No. 2, 2015, p. 166-171.

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Langebæk, R, Toft, N & Eriksen, T 2015, 'The SimSpay-student perceptions of a low-cost build-it-yourself model for novice training of surgical skills in canine ovariohysterectomy' Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, vol. 42, no. 2, pp. 166-171. https://doi.org/10.3138/jvme.1014-105

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Langebæk, R., Toft, N., & Eriksen, T. (2015). The SimSpay-student perceptions of a low-cost build-it-yourself model for novice training of surgical skills in canine ovariohysterectomy. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 42(2), 166-171. https://doi.org/10.3138/jvme.1014-105

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Langebæk R, Toft N, Eriksen T. The SimSpay-student perceptions of a low-cost build-it-yourself model for novice training of surgical skills in canine ovariohysterectomy. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education. 2015;42(2):166-171. https://doi.org/10.3138/jvme.1014-105

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Langebæk, Rikke ; Toft, Nils ; Eriksen, Thomas. / The SimSpay-student perceptions of a low-cost build-it-yourself model for novice training of surgical skills in canine ovariohysterectomy. In: Journal of Veterinary Medical Education. 2015 ; Vol. 42, No. 2. pp. 166-171.

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