Veterinary clinical trials are research studies involving client-owned animals with the ultimate goal of advancing animal and human health care. These studies may try to identify the most effective therapies and practices for a given condition or increase our understanding of a disease process.

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    Impact on Human Health Research

    While some clinical trials are designed specifically to improve veterinary health, translational clinical trials are also designed as an intermediate step to inform the design of human clinical trials. OVC is a hub for translational research in Canada and is well positioned to translate findings from “bench to bedside“.

    For all clinical trials performed at the Ontario Veterinary College, informed consent will be obtained from a patient’s owner. The clinical care of a patient will not be compromised if clients opt to not participate in a study.



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