“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.”
For more than 50 years, AMC has conducted clinical trials designed to contribute new scientific knowledge and improve medical and surgical care for animals. These scientific studies help us determine if a new medication or innovative diagnostic test is effective to treat cancer, heart failure, surgical diseases, and illnesses that affect dogs and cats.
What are the types of clinical trials?
These 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.
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.
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 paid for.
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 details, its purpose, tests or procedures to be performed, potential risks and benefits, and who to contact for further information. You can then decide whether to sign the document. Participation is voluntary and you can leave the study at any time.