Clinical trials and research

 We are always seeking to improve the knowledge and understanding of diseases that affect the skin and ears of our patients. If you have a family member who would fit into one of our studies below, please ask us for more information!
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Canine atopic dermatitis study ID# CVD-L***-01
We are currently enrolling canine patients for a study on allergic disease and how it affects the skin. Potential candidates will be screened by a board-certified veterinary dermatologist to see if they can be included in the study. If the patient qualifies, they will be provided with free, commercially available products to be applied at home. This study will be at no cost to the owner and will require a total of three visits to the clinic. The end result will be to evaluate whether or not the skin is improved with the products. This may help in determining new treatment protocols for the management of allergic disease in dogs. To be included patients must:

1. be at least one year of age

2. have mild to moderate atopic dermatitis (allergies)

3. not have had antihistamines (ie. Benadryl) 14 days prior to enrollment or throughout the duration of the study

4. not have had oclacitinib (Apoquel) 7 days prior to enrollment or throughout the duration of the study

5. not have had lokivetmab (Cytopoint) 30 days prior to enrollment or throughout the duration of the study

6. not have had oral/injectable steroids (ie. prednisone) 21 days prior to enrollment or throughout the duration of the study

7. not have had oral cyclosporine (Atopica) 14 days prior to enrollment or throughout the duration of the study

8. not be bathed 7 days prior to enrollment and throughout the duration of the study
Canine atopic dermatitis study ID# CVD-B***-01
We are currently enrolling canine patients for a study on allergic disease and the bacteria found on the skin. Potential candidates will be screened by a board-certified veterinary dermatologist to see if they can be included in the study. If the patient qualifies, samples will be collected at thier initial visit in a non-invasive set of procedures. This study will be at no cost to the owner and will not require additional visits to the clinic. The end result will be to evaluate the various types of bacteria found on the skin. This will add to the knowledge of the bacteria inhabitants of the skin and may help in determining new treatment protocols for the management of infections in dogs. To be included patients must:

1. have mild to severe atopic dermatitis (allergies)

2. not be bathed 7 days prior to enrollment

Owners will be asked to fill out a questionnaire regarding various aspects of the patient's condition.