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Clinical Research

Let’s Collaborate

We are interested in collaborating with practitioners on clinical studies, identifying clinical subjects and supporting intern/resident projects.

The CVM Office for Research has created the Clinical Partnership Matching Grant Program to foster clinical collaborative research within the CVM and with preceptors and clinical practices. This program also supports the shared mentoring of interns and/or residents in practice. It is designed, both in scope and breadth, not to support fully-rounded projects but, instead, to be a buttress for seed grants, preliminary data accrual, pilot program exploration, or resident/student support.

For further information regarding eligibility and application click here.

For current clinical research programs, please review the projects below.

  • Investigation of the Blood Microbiome In Dogs

    This project is currently enrolling volunteers.

    Purpose: The aim of this project is to begin developing an understanding of relevance of the resident microbial species present in the blood and the impact they may have on the health of dogs. Find out more information by clicking here.


  • K9 Cardiac & Systemic Health in Dogs Based On Diet

    This project is currently enrolling volunteers.

    Purpose: We are seeking students and staff who are interested in volunteering their canine friends to participate in a clinical study on cardiac and systemic health in dogs fed a plant-based versus meat-based diets. The study will involve a ONE TIME blood and stool sample collection as well as a cardiac examination involving echocardiography. The study will offer FREE in-house blood work (complete blood count and chemistry.

    For more information, click here

    For questions, contact

  • Novel Stem Cell Treatment For Canine Atopic Dermatitis
    This project is currently enrolling volunteers.
    Purpose: Our goal is to help dogs suffering from atopic dermatitis (AD) by determining if stem cells can serve as a safe, effective and extended treatment alternative from corticosteroids and/or other medical treatment strategies.
    For questions, contact
  • “When you know better, you do better…”

    Maya Angelou
    Pet Health Center