Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials

The RVC has always been at the cutting-edge of developments in veterinary science and practice. We have remained at the forefront of veterinary medicine by developing our understanding through clinical trials. This research not only helps our individual patients but also advances veterinary knowledge internationally and therefore improves animal health and welfare around the world.


These clinical trials are co-ordinated by our Clinical Investigation Centre, a dedicated team who co-ordinate all our clinical trials work.

Helping us to advance knowledge

Most of the specialists within our clinical services are involved with research aimed at improving our understanding of conditions affecting small animals and developing better treatments and diagnostic tests. At any one time RVC vets are involved with dozens of different clinical studies.


It may be possible for your pet to take part in a clinical trial, which would not only offer you a new and potentially improved treatment option but it could also help us advance knowledge and improve animal welfare.


These studies are only ever undertaken with the permission of the pets owners. We are involved in these studies to help us improve the way we treat a range of diseases. Currently we are particularly interested in comparative oncology, cardio-respiratory medicine, dermatology, epilepsy, pain management and metabolism. If you have an animal suffering from an illness in one of these areas, please look at our current trials to see if we are running a trial that could be helpful to you and your pet. 

Our Clinical Investigation Centre undertakes trials that not only help our patients but they progress veterinary medicine internationally

Tracy Mills with Harry, a 12-year-old Maine Coon

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