How does the BBVCTO at Ohio State work?

The Blue Buffalo Veterinary Clinical Trials Office (BBVCTO) is staffed by both registered veterinary technicians (RVTs) and veterinarians that have extensive experience in all aspects of clinical trials including study design, patient care, conduct of studies, quality assurance of data and final evaluation of trials.  All clinical trial study protocols are reviewed prior to approval to make sure that all required rules and regulations are closely followed, and that the welfare of all patients entered into studies is ensured.

The BBVCTO staff work closely with faculty, staff, residents and interns at the Veterinary Medical Center, and participating veterinary clinics, to oversee clinical trials and ensure that the highest standards of patient care are met.

The BBVCTO has established and maintained a network of regional specialists and veterinarians to assist with patient enrollment.  Studies updates are provided through newsletters, Facebook and Twitter as well as on the BBVCTO web site. 

The BBVCTO has partnered with the Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute and Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences to provide a comprehensive approach to study and treat diseases in veterinary patients so that both humans and animals benefit from what is learned.