Clinical Trials

“Being part of the trial gave Buckley access to advanced cardiac veterinarians and caregivers that have invested in prolonging his life. All the doctors are committed and passionate about providing the best care possible.”

Buckley (dog) sitting on a couch

What are the types of clinical trials?

Clinical trials include studies to prevent a disease from occurring or returning; tests to diagnose diseases or health conditions; tests for new treatments including drugs, surgery, or radiation therapy; and trials to measure or improve quality of life in pets with certain illnesses.

What do clinical trials accomplish?

Clinical trials search for new ways to diagnose, prevent, or treat disease.

Do clinical trials pay for health care?

Some clinical trials pay for certain medical costs, but this varies from trial to
trial. The veterinarian in charge of each trial can advise what fees, if any, are
covered.

Why would I want my pet to participate in a clinical trial?

Many clinical trials lead to breakthroughs that improve health and quality of life for our pets.

What is informed consent?

This is the process of providing you with essential information about a research study before you decide whether to accept the offer to participate. To help you decide whether to take part, your veterinarian will explain the study and provide an informed consent document that explains the details of the trial, its purpose, tests or procedures to be performed, potential risks and benefits, and who to contact for further information. Participation is voluntary and you can leave the study at any time.