Clinical Trials

Clinical trials help veterinarians investigate methods to improve detection and treatment of disease, as well as improve the quality of care each patient receives.  It can be devastating when your pet receives a diagnosis of cancer or some other canine disease.  However, participation in a clinical trial may help your dog's prognosis and will advance veterinary science, helping future generations of dogs to have better outcomes.  

Dog with IV in LegThe requirements to participate in clinical trials vary greatly.  Some offer financial compensation and others will require the dog owner to pay for the medical treatment.  You and your dog will likely have to travel to the trial site multiple times, so look for trials in your geographic region.   


Resources to find clinical trials near you:

Penn Vet Canine Diabetes Survey and Clinical Trials

Colorado State University Animal Cancer Center Clinical Trials

Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine Clinical Trials

National Cancer Institute Canine Clinical Trials

Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine Clinical Trials

Modiano Lab Clinical Trials (University of Minnesota)

University of Minnesota Clinical Investigation Center

NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine Clinical Investigations

Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine Clinical Trials

Animal Medical Center Clinical Trials (New York City)

College of Veterinary Medicine at Illinois Clinical Trials

University of Missouri Veterinary Oncology Clinical Trials

Veterinary Cancer Society (List of Clinical Trial Resources)

University of Wisconsin - Madision Veterinary Care Clinical Trials

National Veterinary Cancer Registry

VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine Clinical Trials

University of California, Davis Veterinary Center for Clinical Trials

If there are no clinical trials near you listed here, try our complete list of US veterinary schoolsMany veterinary colleges conduct clinical trials. Contact the nearest school to see if they may be conducting a trial on your animal's ailments.

More on clinical trials from Dr. David Vail, Director of the Center for Clinical Trials and Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine.

Help Future Generations of Dogs

Participate in canine health research by providing samples or by enrolling in a clinical trial. Samples are needed from healthy dogs and dogs affected by specific diseases.

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