Clinical Trials

Veterinary Clinical Trials in Catonsville

Participating in FDA Clinical Trials Since 2016

At Paradise Animal Hospital in Catonsville, we participate in the final phase of clinical trials, which means that everything has been proven safe by the time it reaches us. During this stage of clinical trials, we administer the drug to real patients to determine its effectiveness.

For more information on our current trials, please call us at (410) 777-5309 and ask to speak to the Clinical Trials Department.

Clinical Trial Basics

A pharmaceutical company may be interested in bringing a product to the United States that is already approved and used in other countries. When participating in this type of trial, there is often a wealth of safety information and the decision to participate in the trial is straightforward. Some trials give a test medication (investigational product) to all pets enrolled and some studies give the study medicine to a portion of the enrolled pets, leaving other pets in the study with a placebo.

Not every pet is eligible to enroll in a trial. In order to properly control and test a medication, testing companies will detail what pets are able to participate and what pre-existing conditions the pet can and cannot have. They will also detail what other medications are permitted. This information is available as inclusion and exclusion criteria.

Most trials offer free exams, bloodwork, and medications. In exchange, owners who participate are expected to bring their pet in for re-checks at specified times and may be asked to fill out an owner logbook.

It is very rewarding to know you were involved in the process of drug approval, which can help improve the quality of life for all animals.

Current Clinical Trials

Disclaimer: Please be aware clinical trials may start or stop suddenly and may no longer be available at this time. We try our best to update our website in a timely manner and apologize for any inconvenience.

Paradise Animal Hospital’s Clinical Trials Department is currently seeking patients to participate in the following clinical trial:

  • Feline Diabetes: Does your cat have signs of diabetes that include increased thirst, excessive urination, and/or body weight loss? Are you willing to bring your cat to scheduled clinic visits and administer treatment as directed (no injection required)? If you answered yes, your cat may be eligible to participate in a new clinical research study evaluating treatment for cats diagnosed with diabetes mellitus. Please note that cats with a history of insulin treatment for one week or longer will not be eligible to participate. You may receive clinic credit in exchange for your time. All study-related expenses will be covered.

Past clinical trials include:

  • Canine hyperthyroid
  • Canine mast cell
  • Canine hypothyroid
  • Canine roundworm
  • Canine phenotype
  • Canine osteoarthritis
  • Feline osteoarthritis
  • Feline anorexia
  • Canine itchy ears
  • Canine sedation
  • Stem cell

For more information and to determine if your pet qualifies to participate in a clinical study, please call us at (410) 777-5309.

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