Each year at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center, over 500 animals participate in clinical trials, with 30 studies typically enrolling patients at any given time. Prepare for your pet’s visit by learning more about what to expect.
Veterinary clinical research involves the investigation and evaluation of new therapies, medical devices, and diagnostic tests, with the ultimate goal of advancing the health and well-being of veterinary patients. Often the results of such studies impact the care of human patients too, as they are affected by many of the same diseases that animals are. Clinical studies may also provide access to cutting-edge approaches to care when few other options are available, and often at little or no cost.
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A clinical drug trial for lymphoma in dogs, currently enrolling at Cummings School, has shown promising results in the treatment of the disease. Drs. Cheryl London and Abbey Sadowski were interviewed for this story about how the treatment helped one local dog and how it might have the potential to help advance treatment of the disease in animals and humans.