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Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies devoted to discovering new or promising therapies for naturally occurring diseases. They can offer cutting-edge treatment, often at a reduced cost to the owner. Trials are scientific research designed to answer specific clinical questions, including whether the new experimental treatment has a therapeutic effect on the pet’s disease, whether the new or experimental treatment is better than the current standard therapy and whether the procedure or treatment is well tolerated.

The following Foundation-funded clinical trials are in need of samples:

Searchable Clinical Trials Database For Cancer In Pet Animals sponsored by the Veterinary Cooperative Oncology Group (VCOG)


Many veterinary colleges conduct clinical trials. Below is a listing of the veterinary schools in the United States. Contact the nearest school to see if they may be conducting a trial on your animal's ailments.