This online pre-conference presentation is a showing of "Surgery and the SynDaver Canine", a summary episode taken from the InterNICHE documentary film series "DVM: Training the Animal Doctor". The episode showcases an amazing synthetic mannequin implemented by several progressive veterinary schools worldwide to replace animal experiments and enhance the quality of surgical training. It explores advances in materials science, the nature of and challenges within surgical skills acquisition, emotional literacy, and the human-animal bond. Features footage of canine abdominal surgery – but on a non-animal model. The presentation is introduced by Nick Jukes, InterNICHE Co-ordinator, and is followed by Q&As and a discussion.