Clinical Trials


The Clinical Trials Office (CTO) provides assistance in the design, execution, and evaluation of veterinary clinical trials using client-owned animals, with the overriding goal of advancing the diagnosis and treatment of disease in veterinary patients while enhancing the health of humans.
Clinical trials represent the cutting edge of medicine: research expertise meets new treatments and improved outcomes, including an improved understanding of the diseases that affect our animals and best friends.


News & Events

Dogs and children share more than just messy hair and boundless energy. Both get osteosarcoma, and despite aggressive treatment, 90% of dogs and more than 30% of children will eventually die from this disease.

Read more about how you can help the ongoing efforts between Naitonwide Childrens's Hosptial and The Ohio State University Colleges of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine to advance research and develope new treatments for both animals and people who suffer from bone cancer.

Spotlight Patient


Fina is an 8 year German shepherd who presented to the OSU-VCM for options for a mast cell tumor on her left nasal area in December of 2011. Her owner noticed the mass appear three weeks prior to coming in to OSU and was taken to her local veterinarian at that time where she was originally diagnosed. Otherwise Fina appeared very healthy and didn’t have a history of any other health concerns. Fina staged clean for metastatic disease at that time and her owners were offered all of their treatment options including the clinical trial for mast cell tumors. Fina’s owner chose to enroll her into the clinical trial and she was started on Palladia treatment in December 2011, her mast cell tumor shown an amazing response to treatment very quickly. Today Fina remains on the clinical trial and is enjoying her clinical remission. Her owners are very happy with her results on the clinical trial.