The medical and surgical diagnostic tests and treatments of animals are similar to those in human medicine. In order to advance knowledge, researchers and clinicians at the College of Veterinary Medicine perform studies that investigate new diagnostics and treatments. These discoveries can often be applied to medicine across all species.
Most clinical trials are based on preliminary laboratory research data that indicate that the new approach is better than what is already available. Benefits to patients in clinical trials include the potential for life-saving therapy when other treatments have failed, lower-cost treatment or diagnostic options, and the advancement of knowledge that will help future patients. Clinical trials are only performed with informed owner consent. The benefits, risks, and requirements of enrolling in a specific clinical trial is discussed with every client to determine whether participation is the right choice for that patient.
Clinical trials are through one of the Teaching Hospital’s specialty services, typically the Oncology Service, in conjunction with research faculty at the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Click the links below about other ongoing clinical trials:
- The safety and efficacy of a dietary supplement containing cannabidiol (CBD) for treatment of pain in dogs with osteoarthritis (PDF)
- Comparison of sentinel lymph node mapping patterns pre- and post-surgical excision of mast cell tumors using indirect lymphography in client owned dogs (PDF)
- Efficacy of temozolomide for canine oral malignant melanoma (PDF)
Translating research and medicine from one species to another. One Medicine. One Health.