Collaborative Research Network

Our Collaborative Research Network has allowed the college to build unique partnerships with specialty veterinary practices in our region to improve and expand our clinical research. The network brings together specialty practices with advanced services such as 24-hour emergency care, on-site diagnostics, on-site cross-sectional imaging, and board-certified specialists in the college’s major research areas.

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Seven veterinary practices actively participate in the network: Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington, D.C.; CVCA: Cardiac Care for Pets and Bush Veterinary Neurology Service which have locations throughout Virginia and Maryland; VCA Veterinary Referral Associates in Gaithersburg, Maryland; The LifeCentre in Leesburg, Virginia; The Hope Center in Vienna, Virginia and Rockville, Maryland; and Dogs and Cats Veterinary Referral and Emergency in Bowie, Maryland.

With our partners, we have undertaken a number of groundbreaking projects, including a first-of-its-kind database to serve as a reference library about dogs with mitral valve disease and a comprehensive study of radioiodine dosing to treat hyperthyroid cats.

For more information about the network, please Contact Us, or see our press release.