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Drug Research

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Hillside Veterinary Clinic has started a new branch--the Research Center of Dallas--to perform clinical drug trials exclusively for animal pharmaceuticals. This medical research will generate safety and efficacy data that will allow for the developments of new medications approved for animals. Your pet can be a part of this process, and in most trials the diagnostic testing is at no cost to you (i.e. exam, lab work, radiographs, and the trial medication).

Call Cathy at 214-824-0397 Monday-Friday, 7 am - 3 pm for more information.

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Check back for updates on current trials and help us make a brighter future for our pets.

Current Trials

Canine Hypothyroid
Dogs that may have an under active thyroid would have one or more of the following symptoms:
  • Obesity/Weight gain
  • Hair loss/Dry flaky skin
  • Cold intolerance
  • Lethargy
Patients cannot have been on hypothyroidism medication previously. This study will be 168 days and will require 6 office visits. All exams, blood testing, and medications are included. In addition, owners will be required to keep a daily dosing log for the duration of the study.

Osteoarthritis Stem Cell Study-Dog
This is a 180-day study and will require 5 office visits.
  • Dogs must be one year of age or older
  • In generally good health
  • Have chronic lameness (3 months or more) caused by osteoarthritis in up to two joints
Some restrictions apply.

Pollen (Seasonal Allergies in Dogs)
Dogs two years of age or older who have seasonal allergies.
  • The dogs must weigh 11-110 pounds.
  • This will be a 112-day study with 6 potential visits and compensation in the form of clinic account credit will be provided for each visit.
  • Your pet will receive free physical examinations at scheduled study visits, lab work, and may receive free investigational product.
  • Patients will be medicated once daily by mouth.
  • Half of the dogs will receive the investigational product and half will receive a placebo.
To qualify the patient must have been seen and treated for seasonal allergies in 2015 and 2016. Patients must be on flea preventative for the duration of the study. There are restrictions on other drugs that may be used prior to or during the study.

Tiger (Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats)
Evaluating a new treatment for the management of weight loss in cats with chronic kidney disease (CKD)
  • Cats may be eligible if they have CKD, have unintentionally lost weight, and are on a stable diet.
  • If your cat is enrolled, all study expenses will be covered.
  • You may receive clinic credit in exchange for your time.

Please contact Cathy at 214-824-0937 for more information, to enroll your pet for any of the upcoming studies, or to be placed on a waiting list now!
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