Clinical Trials

Drs. Burke, Riehl, Halpern and the Clinical Trials Department at Paradise Animal Hospital have proudly embarked on participating in FDA clinical trials since 2016. See below for current clinical trials.

We participate in the final phase of clinical trials — everything has been proven safe by the time it reaches us. The final phase is the administering of the drug to real patients.

Clinical Trial Basics: A pharmaceutical company may be interested in bringing a product here 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 pretty straight forward. 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 the other pets in the study to be given 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; 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.

For more information on our current trials, please call us at 410-744-4224 ext. 118 and ask to speak to the Clinical Trials Department.

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. Please contact the Clinical Trials Department with any questions 410-744-4224 ext.118.

Paradise Animal Hospital’s Clinical Trial Department is currently seeking patients to participate in the following clinical trials: (Click on the trials in blue to see the flyer)

Feline: Feline Diabetes – Does your cat have signs of diabetes that include increased thirst, excessive urination and/or body weight loss? Are you willing to do the following?Bring your cat to scheduled clinic visits. Administer treatment as directed – one tablet daily (no injection required). If you answered yes to the above questions, your cat may be eligible for participation in a new clinical research study evaluating a 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 for participation. You may receive a clinic credit in exchange for your time. All study-related expenses will be covered.

For more information and to determine if your pet qualifies to participate in one of these studies, please call us at 410-744-4224 ext. 118 and ask to speak with the Clinical Trials Department.

Past Trials Include:


Canine Hyperthyroid
Canine Mastcell
Canine Hypothyroid
Canine Roundworm
Canine Phenotype
Canine Osteoarthritis
Feline Osteoarthritis
Feline Anorexia
Canine itchy ears
Canine Sedation
Stem Cell