Dr. Simon Turner, a leading authority in large animal surgery, established The Small Ruminant Comparative Orthopaedic Laboratory 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. Since 1989 the SRCOL has used sheep as a successful experimental model.
To further human medicine through the ethical use of sheep as a model of human disorders including all manner of orthopedic, soft tissue, and metabolic conditions. We accomplish this by providing University, Private and Corporate researchers with a state of the art laboratory dedicated to professional service, research efficiency, and cutting edge technologies. Most of all, we pledge care and compassion to the sheep that help to advance the field of human medicine.