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

Cancer (Oncology)

Cancer (Oncology)

Dogs with splenic hemangiosarcoma

Dogs with hemangiosarcoma in the spleen only and no metastasis found may be eligible for a year-long study of propranolol and doxorubicin therapy

Learn more about the PRO-DOX study

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. 

Learn more about the Shine On Project

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.

Learn more and apply for the study

Dogs with hemangiosarcoma (HSA) - autologous vaccine

Currently on hold.

Brain tumor trials

Dogs with solitary brain tumors with MRI diagnosis of glioma for a twelve month trial at the Veterinary Medical Center.  

Learn more about Canine Brain Tumor Clinical Trials

Animal Cancer Care and Research

Learn more about the Animal Cancer Care and Research program

Dentistry and Oral Surgery

Dentistry and Oral Surgery

Sentinel lymph nodes for canine oral tumors

Pilot study for dogs scheduled to have CT evaluation of oral tumors

Learn more about sentinel lymph node study

Dermatology

Dermatology

Dogs with superficial pyoderma

Study with cream is closed. We anticipate a new study with a new formulation soon (updated 8/9/2019)

Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

Cats with chronic kidney disease with anemia

Clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness a new treatment for feline anemia associated with chronic kidney disease

Read more about the Feline FREE study

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

Read more about Novel mutations associated with calcium oxalate urolithiasis risk in dogs

Orthopedics/ Surgery

Orthopedics/ Surgery

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 having limb amputation surgery

Study comparing bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension to standard of care for pain control during and following amputation surgery. Learn more about New nerve blocking pain control following limb amputation.