Clinical Investigation Center
Current Clinical Trials
We have many opportunities for pet animals to participate in clinical trials. Each listing below has a quick summary plus a link to more information for each study.
Clinical Trials Seeking Participants
Dogs with hemangiosarcoma, other splenic lesions, other cancers and healthy young dogs - Shine On
Multi-phase study to develop effective methods for early detection and for prevention of canine hemangiosarcoma.
Dogs with hemangiosarcoma - compassionate care treatment with eBAT
Dogs with hemangiosarcoma in any body site, except cutaneous sites, may be eligible for treatment on a compassionate care basis with eBAT.
Dogs with hemangiosarcoma (HSA) - autologous vaccine
Dogs diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma of the spleen or liver scheduled for surgery at the VMC (splenectomy or lobectomy) for a clinical trial of an autologous vaccine (made from the dog's own tumor cells).
Brain tumor trials
Dogs with solitary brain tumors with MRI diagnosis of glioma for a twelve month trial at the Veterinary Medical Center.
Animal Cancer Care and Research
Dentistry and Oral Surgery
Dentistry and Oral Surgery
Short-coated dogs with allergic skin disease
14-day study of a new topical gel.
Dogs with superficial pyoderma
Miniature Schnauzer, Bichon Frise, Shih Tzu, Border Collie and Dachshund dogs
Study seeking these breeds with a history of calcium oxalate stones or dogs > 9 years old which have never had calcium oxalate stones
Dogs with end-stage elbow osteoarthritis (OA)
Study of safety and effectiveness of arthroscopy and external fixation device placed for 16 weeks. Learn more about Joint distraction for dogs with end-stage elbow OA.
Dogs with osteoarthritis (OA) in elbow or knee
We are studying biomarkers in synovial fluid (joint fluid) and activity levels of dogs with OA before and after an anti-inflammatory medication is taken. Dogs with lameness due to OA and one leg worse than the others may be eligible for this 42 day study. Learn more about synovial fluid and activity study for dogs with osteoarthritis.
Dogs with luxating patellas in both knees
We are studying a new surgical technique for correcting this condition which could be more precise, decrease pain and increase mobility. Learn more about surgical technique for dogs with medial patellar luxation.
Dogs and Cats having tumors removed at the VMC
We are studying intraoperative lavage cytology which is routinely use in human surgical oncology to aid in post-surgical planning for patients. Dogs and cats having tumors of the thorax, abdomen or mammaries removed at the VMC may be eligible. Learn more about ILC as a predictive indicator of tumor margins.
Dogs having minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgery
Study of effects of insufflation (filling the abdomen with CO2 gas) on particular cardiovascular systems: a prospective, randomized clinical trial. Learn more about Minimally invasive surgery monitoring.