Below are current VCA clinical studies and the participating VCA Animal Hospitals.

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Current VCA Clinical Studies

Please see the list below for VCA veterinary clinical studies enrolling patients at this time. If you have any questions about a specific clinical trial, please contact us.

 

 

 

Canine Oral Melanoma (Stage III-IV)

VCA and Pulse Biosciences are pleased to announce a collaboration for the treatment of Stage III or IV canine oral melanoma with Nano-Pulse Stimulation (NPS), a non-thermal, and drug free tissue treatment technology currently in development. NPS has been shown to induce immunogenic cell death; a unique cell death process that destroys treated cells resulting in the exposure of tumor cell antigens to the immune system. The result includes the elimination of NPS treated lesions, the generation of cytotoxic T-cells and the mounting of an adaptive systemic immune response targeting against the tumor cells.

Open for enrollment at:

VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital | Los Angeles, CA
VCA Animal Diagnostic Clinic-Dallas | Dallas, TX

For more information about this study, please contact us.

Canine Oral Melanoma (Stage I-II)

VCA and Pulse Biosciences are pleased to announce a collaboration for the treatment of Stage I or II canine oral melanoma with Nano-Pulse Stimulation (NPS), a non-thermal, drug free tissue treatment technology currently in development. NPS has been shown to induce immunogenic cell death; a unique cell death process that destroys treated cells resulting in the exposure of tumor cell antigens to the immune system. The result includes the elimination of NPS treated lesions, the generation of cytotoxic T-cells and the mounting of an adaptive systemic immune response targeting against the tumor cells.

Open for enrollment at:

VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital | Los Angeles, CA
VCA Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center | Sacramento, CA
VCA PetCare East Veterinary Hospital | Santa Rosa, CA
VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital and Referral Center | Albuquerque, NM
VCA Animal Diagnostic Clinic | Dallas, TX

For more information about this study, please contact us.

Feline Retrovirus Sample Study

Participating VCA hospitals are currently enrolling cats presenting for FeLV/FIV screening tests or cats diagnosed with FeLV/FIV. Blood samples collected from eligible cats will be processed for additional retrovirus testing.

Open for enrollment at:

VCA San Martin Animal Hospital | San Martin, CA
VCA Marina Animal Hospital | Venice, CA
VCA South Shore Animal Hospital | South Weymouth, MA
VCA Castle Shannon Animal Hospital | Pittsburgh, PA
VCA Beacon Hill Animal Hospital | Alexandria, VA
VCA Animal Hospital of Los Gatos | Los Gatos, CA
VCA Winchester Animal Hospital | Campbell, CA
VCA Spring Branch Animal Hospital | Houston, TX
VCA Kirkwood Animal Hospital | Newark, DE
VCA Boston Road Animal Hospital | Springfield, MA
VCA Carrollwood Cat Hospital | Tampa, FL
VCA Old Marple Animal Hospital | Springfield, PA
Cat Hospital of Chicago | Chicago, IL
VCA South Shore (Quincy) Animal Hospital | Quincy, MA

For more information about this study, please contact us.

Cachexia in Dogs

Tensive Controls and the University of Missouri in partnership with participating VCA hospitals is proud to announce a collaboration for the treatment of cachexia in dogs. Cachexia and anorexia syndromes are characterized by the loss of lean body mass and lack of appetite, which can lead to a significant decline in the quality of life of affected dogs. This funded clinical study is evaluating a novel drug for the treatment of cachexia in dogs, aimed at improving both appetite and metabolism.

Open for enrollment at:

VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists | Clackamas, OR
VCA Animal Diagnostic Clinic | Dallas, TX
VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital | Los Angeles, CA
VCA PetCare East Veterinary Hospital | Santa Rosa, CA
VCA Family and Oahu Veterinary Specialty Center | Pearl City, HI
VCA Animal Referral and Emergency Center of Arizona | Mesa, AZ

For more information about this study, please contact us.

Canine Bacterial Pneumonia

Participating VCA hospitals in conjunction with Midwestern University Institute for Healthcare Innovation will be conducting a pilot study to assess pharmacokinetic levels of Cefepime in dogs who receive a minimum of one dose of therapy for bacterial pneumonia. Eligible dogs will be provided with the first dose of Cefepime, study related laboratory testing, and hospital patient monitoring. Owners will be responsible for the usual care for the bronchoalveolar lavage procedures.

Open for enrollment at:

VCA Animal Diagnostic Clinic | Dallas, TX
VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital | Los Angeles, CA
VCA Animal Referral and Emergency Center of Arizona | Mesa, AZ
VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital and Referral Center | Albuquerque, NM
VCA Emergency Animal Hospital & Referral Center | San Diego, CA
VCA Animal Specialty Group | San Diego, CA
VCA Capital Area Veterinary Specialists | Austin, TX
VCA California Veterinary Specialists | Murrieta, CA

For more information about this study, please contact us.

Canine Osteosarcoma

Study to evaluate the Canine Osteosarcoma Vaccine, Live Listeria Vector (COV-LLV), a conditionally licensed product for dogs with osteosarcoma who have undergone amputation and chemotherapy.

For participation, your dog must meet the eligibility requirements listed in the study protocol. Your veterinarian will confirm eligibility by reviewing your dog’s medical history, performing a physical exam, taking thoracic radiographs, and submitting routine blood and urine testing. All dogs enrolled in the study will be treated with the immunotherapy.

Open for enrollment at:

Katonah Bedford Veterinary Center | Bedford Hills, NY
VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital and Referral Center | Albuquerque, NM
VCA Animal Diagnostic Clinic | Dallas, TX

For more information about this study, please contact us.

Canine Post-Vaccine Sample Study

Participating VCA hospitals are currently enrolling dogs for a blood sampling study.

Open for enrollment at:

VCA Castle Shannon Animal Hospital | Pittsburgh, PA
Toms River Animal Hospital | Toms River, NJ
VCA Central Kitsap Animal Hospital | Silverdale, WA
VCA Darien Animal Hospital | Darien, CT
VCA Foxon Animal Hospital | East Haven, CT
VCA Pets Are People Too Roswell Animal Hospital | Roswell, GA
VCA Buckhead Animal Hospital | Atlanta, GA
VCA North Portland Veterinary Hospital | Portland, OR
VCA Simmons Animal Hospital | Greenacres, FL
VCA Valley Animal Hospital and Emergency Center | Tucson, AZ

For more information about this study, please contact us.

Canine Atopic Dermatitis

Participating VCA hospitals are currently enrolling dogs diagnosed with atopic dermatitis for a Cytopoint® study.

Open for enrollment at:

VCA Arboretum View Animal Hospital | Downers Grove, IL
VCA Animal Care Center of Sonoma County | Rohnert Park, CA

For more information about this study, please contact us.

Feline Allergic Dermatitis

Participating VCA hospitals are currently enrolling cats for a new feline anti-pruritic drug for the treatment of clinical signs associated with allergic dermatitis. This is a double-blinded, placebo-controlled study.

Open for enrollment at:

VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists | Clackamas, OR
VCA South Shore (Weymouth) Animal Hospital | South Weymouth, MA
VCA Aurora Animal Hospital | Aurora, IL
VCA Animal Care Center of Sonoma County | Rohnert Park, CA
VCA Arboretum View Animal Hospital | Downers Grove, IL
VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital | Hollywood, FL

For more information about this study, please contact us.

Canine SonicGuard Device

Participating VCA hospitals are currently enrolling dogs to study the usability and effectiveness of SonicGuard's ultrasonic device to repel ticks and fleas in dogs.

Open for enrollment at:

VCA Palmetto Animal Hospital | Myrtle Beach, SC
VCA Becker Animal Hospital | Homewood, AL
VCA Tri-County Animal Hospital | Fort Pierce, FL
VCA Alton Road Animal Hospital | Miami Beach, FL

For more information about this study, please contact us.

Canine Thrombocytopenia

Participating VCA hospitals are currently enrolling dogs to evaluate the safety and efficacy of StablePlate RX®

Open for enrollment at:

VCA Animal Diagnostic Clinic | Dallas, TX
VCA Great Lakes Veterinary Specialists | Warrensville Heights, OH

For more information about this study, please contact us.

Feline Lymphoma

Participating VCA hospitals are currently evaluating the safety and efficacy of rabacfosadine in cats. Rabacfosadine will be provided at no cost along with subsidized visits.

Open for enrollment at:

Katonah Bedford Veterinary Center | Bedford Hills, NY
VCA Animal Diagnostic Clinic | Dallas, TX

For more information about this study, please contact us.

Feline FIV Positive Blood Sample Study

Serial blood sampling study for FIV positive cats to evaluate antigens.

Open for enrollment at:

TBD

For more information about this study, please contact us.

Canine Vector-Borne Disease Sample Study

Blood sample collection study for dogs with Lyme, Anaplasma Phagocytophilum or Ehrlichia canis.

Open for enrollment at:

TBD

For more information about this study, please contact us.

 

VCA Clinical Studies – Enrollment Closed

Canine Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD) – enrollment closed

IBD is a common cause of chronic GI disease in dogs resulting from chronic gut inflammation. The definitive diagnosis of IBD requires an endoscopy/biopsy that is a routine, but invasive, procedure. Participating VCA hospitals are currently enrolling patients to evaluate the presence and level of multiple biomarkers in the serum of dogs, which may aid in the non-invasive diagnosis of IBD and/or other gastrointestinal disorders. Dogs presenting to participating study sites will be evaluated for enrollment eligibility.

Canine Osteoarthritis – enrollment closed

VCA is participating in an investigational study of donor stem cell treatment for dogs with osteoarthritis in order to determine if a single injection of stem cells into one or two affected joints can help reduce clinical signs associated with osteoarthritis. This study is fully funded. Dogs presenting to a participating study site will be evaluated for enrollment eligibility.

Canine Mast Cell Tumor – enrollment closed

AB Science and VCA are pleased to announce a study for the indication of Kinavet for dogs with non-resectable cutaneous mast cell tumor. Dogs will be treated by Kinavet or placebo (randomization 2 : 1) for a 24-week period, followed by an extension period in case of benefit. The dog owner will be provided with treatment for free and all required medical examinations are supported by AB Science.

Canine Lymphoma, Melanoma & Mast Cell Tumor – enrollment closed

VCA Katonah Bedford Veterinary Center is pleased to announce participation in a study to evaluate a novel antibody-based therapy for dogs. We are looking for client-owned dogs with lymphoma, melanoma, or mast cell tumors.

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Have questions or comments regarding clinical studies? Send us an inquiry. We look forward to hearing from you! 

More Veterinary Studies

To find more veterinary clinical studies in your area, try the national veterinary study database maintained by The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

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