Veterinary Clinical Research Office

Notice: Trials Affected by COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine has implemented measures to minimize the risk and slow the transmission of COVID-19.

As a result, some clinical trials are temporarily closed and appointments and rechecks may be postponed. Affected participants will be notified. Learn more

Drs. Nick Dervisis and Shawna Klahn, clinical researchers in veterinary oncology
Clinical Research Oncologists Dr. Shawna Klahn and Dr. Nick Dervisis

Our Mission

Working with veterinary patients and their owners, the Veterinary Clinical Research Office facilitates clinical trials and translational research studies that advance human and animal health.

Many of the diseases we study have no effective therapies, and certain animals don’t respond well to existing therapies. Through our research, we aim to discover new and better methods of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment that will improve the quality of life for current and future patients.