Comparative Animal Core (CAC)

Why does the Blue Buffalo Veterinary Clinical Trials Office requests information regarding your Clinical Trials and what is the “Front Door”?

The Blue Buffalo Veterinary Clinical Trials Office  (BBVCTO) is a part of the Comparative Animal Core (CAC) within the Translational Technologies resource which provides an integrated platform for preclinical and translational research and training for studies involving laboratory animals and animals with natural disease. The other two components are the Veterinary Biospecimen Repository and Comparative Pathology and Mouse Phenotyping and pathology.


The Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) was established at The Ohio State University Medical Center through a Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health grant.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical and Translational Science Award is an NIH Roadmap grant that supports the educational programs and scientific infrastructure necessary to create a new discipline of clinical and translational research. The overarching goal of the CTSA is to speed the translation of new scientific discoveries to enhanced patient outcomes.

Ohio State is one of more than 30 institutions across the country receiving the NIH grant targeted to strengthening clinical and translational science.  Faculty and staff from 16 colleges at Ohio State are involved in the project, creating a collaborative network focusing on science, education, research design and implementation. Training and developing the next generation of researchers is an integral part of the strategic focus. 

Translational Technologies and Core Resources