The Surgical Research Laboratory (SRL) specializes in in-vivo orthopaedic and soft tissue preclinical research. The five ACVS board-certified veterinary surgeons in SRL are highly trained experts in spinal, orthopaedic, sports medicine and soft tissue ovine models. SRL has nine full-time staff members and its facilities house over 400 sheep making the lab fully prepared to organize preclinical studies in a timely and efficient manner.
Dr. Simon Turner, a leading authority in large animal surgery, established The Surgical Research Laboratory in order to provide a large animal model that could be used to study a variety of products and implants. Many of the devices studied have ultimately been cleared for use in humans. Dr. Turner's vast experience and knowledge of sheep as a research model advanced the SRL to a nationally known status and highly respected research facility for over 20 years. Recently named a Professor Emeritus at CSU, Dr. Turner continues to play a vital role in all studies performed at the SRL.