Current Studies

Our Studies

We offer clinical research studies in a variety of species to find or develop new treatments, therapies, and diagnostic tools. New studies are added regularly. 

Owners and Referring Vets seeking to enroll an animal in a current study should carefully review the study description and enrollment criteria.

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The American Veterinary Medical Association clinical research database lists hundreds of ongoing studies at sites throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Studies for: Dogs | Cats | Horses

Each of the studies listed on this page is currently seeking participants.
 

Dogs

Accuracy of Non-Invasively Determined Pulmonary Artery Pressure in Dogs with Chronic Valve Disease (CVD)

Purpose: To assess the accuracy of using heart sonograms (echocardiography) in determining blood pressure in the pulmonary vessels in dogs with heart valve disease (CVD).

Histiocytic Sarcoma Research Study

Purpose: To determine the genetic basis of the disseminated form of Histiocytic Sarcoma and ultimately identify potential therapeutic targets.

Molecular Combinatorial Therapy for Canine Malignant Gliomas

Purpose: To determine the safety and effectiveness of a new chemotherapy drug and drug delivery method in the treatment of brain tumors (gliomas) in dogs.

Pilot Study of AuroLase® Therapy for the Treatment of Canine and Feline Solid Tumors

Purpose: To determine the safety and efficacy of Aurolase® (nanoparticle infusion plus targeted laser treatment) therapy in the treatment of canine and feline cancers.

Molecular urinalysis based on Raman spectroscopy

Purpose: To determine if analyzing the molecular make-up of urine can diagnose cancer, infections, kidney diseases, and urinary tract stones in dogs, and identify these diseases at an earlier, more treatable stage.

A multi-center, prospective, randomized, open label clinical trial in dogs with osteosarcoma treated with the Standard of Care followed by orally administered mTOR inhibitor Rapamycin

Purpose: To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of Standard of Care therapy, followed by rapamycin administration in dogs with osteosarcoma.

Lactoferrin as a Biomarker for the Diagnosis and Prediction of Progression of Lymphoma and Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Dogs

Purpose: This study will determine if fecal lactoferrin measurements can be used in dogs to non-invasively distinguish between GI lymphoma and inflammatory bowel disease and to monitor disease progression.

The impact of neoadjuvant prednisone on grade and proliferation indices in canine cutaneous mast cell tumors: A pilot study

Purpose: To determine if administering prednisone prior to surgery affects the factors used to define the grade of mast cell tumors, and thus potentially affects prognosis and treatment recommendations.

Calcium Oxalate Uroliths in Miniature Schnauzers

Purpose: To determine whether testing urinary calcium at different times of day can better differentiate between dogs have that have formed calcium oxalate urinary stones and healthy dogs.

Anti-Connexin-43 Therapy for Canine Glioma (FACT-CG)

Purpose: To determine the safety and effectiveness of a new chemotherapy drug and drug delivery method in the treatment of brain tumors (gliomas) in dogs.

Assessment of bacteriuria and surgical site infections in dogs with cranial cruciate ligament injury

Purpose: To determine the prevalence of bacteria in the urine of patients with Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) injury and to discover whether patients with asymptomatic bacteriuria have a higher risk of developing a surgical site infection in dogs that have undergone surgery.

Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair in Dogs with Chronic Mitral Valve Disease (CVD)

Purpose: To establish the safety and efficacy of a procedure to repair the mitral valve in dogs with naturally occurring, advanced CVD using a minimally-invasive surgical approach.

Six Month Evaluation of the Cupless Hip System

Purpose: To establish the safety and efficacy of a Partial (Cupless) Hip Replacement System in the management of lameness arising from the coxofemoral joint.

Retrobulbar neurolytic ethanol injections for the treatment of end-stage canine glaucoma

Purpose: To investigate the use of retrobulbar (behind the eye) alcohol (ethanol) injections in dogs with end-stage glaucoma as a treatment option to provide pain relief.

Platelet function in dogs with chronic liver disease undergoing liver biopsy

Purpose: To determine if dogs with chronic liver disease have decreased platelet function and if post-liver biopsy bleeding is associated with platelet function.

Cats

Pilot Study of AuroLase® Therapy for the Treatment of Canine and Feline Solid Tumors

Purpose: To determine the safety and efficacy of Aurolase® (nanoparticle infusion plus targeted laser treatment) therapy in the treatment of canine and feline cancers.

Immunosignature Differentiation of Feline Alimentary Lymphoma and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Purpose: This study will determine if a blood Immunosignature profile can be used in cats to non-invasively distinguish between GI lymphoma and inflammatory bowel disease.

Effect of Personalized Weight Loss Plan on Owner-Perceived Cat Quality of Life

Purpose: To determine if obese cats fed according to differentiated weight loss plans will have higher owner-perceived quality of life and more effective weight loss.

Diagnostic utility of serum thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) for the diagnosis of iatrogenic hypothyroidism in cats treated with radioiodine therapy

Purpose: To evaluate the accuracy of TSH in diagnosing hypothyroidism in cats that have received radioiodine treatment for hyperthyroidism.

Horses

The Role of Infection and Immunity in Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM)

Purpose: To understand more about how EPM affects the immune system of horses, and discover how we might improve the diagnosis and treatment of the disease.