June 7, 2019
Ray Wilhite to present special interest seminar on 3D printing in veterinary medicine
D. Ray Wilhite, anatomy lab coordinator at Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine, will present a special interest Anatomy and Physiology Seminar at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, in in 201 Trotter Hall.
Wilhite's seminar will be "3D Printing in Veterinary Medicine: Teaching and Clinical Applications."
Wilhite received a master's degree in geology from Brigham Young University and then continued his research in geology and completed his doctorate in vertebrate paleontology from Louisiana State University. There, he was introduced to 3D modeling and helped complete a mount of a baby Apatosaurus at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History as well as a fully articulated Digital Osteological Canine from CT scan data of individual dog bones. He saw the potential of 3D data as a teaching tool and began incorporating 3D renderings into his osteology lectures.
Since coming to Auburn, Wilhite has made hundreds of figures, models and illustrations for both clinical and teaching faculty for presentations, lectures, peer-reviewed publications and books. He is a past-president of the American Association of Veterinary Anatomists.