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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

 Bravo Study (Diabetes in Cats)

Calling all diabetic or potential diabetic cats to be screened for this veterinary clinical study.                

A nationwide clinical study is underway to evaluate a potential new oral drug that could provide an alternative treatment for diabetes mellitus in cats.

 About the study

Hillside Veterinary Clinic has joined veterinary investigators across the United States who are studying an investigational medication for potential use as an alternative treatment of diabetes in cats. Most cats diagnosed with this disease require daily insulin injections, but this potential new medication is given orally.


If your cat has been diagnosed with diabetes, you may consider having your pet screened for this study.  If your cat has clinical signs suspicious of diabetes (drinking excessively, urinating excessively, & weight loss despite a normal or even increased appetite), then you also may consider having your pet screened for this study.  If your cat qualifies for participation, it can receive veterinary care for study-related expenses while participating in this study at no additional cost.  Additionally, you may help us investigate a potential new oral treatment for this serious condition.


Go to www.DiabetesCatStudy.com for more detailed information on the study.  If you are interested in learning more, please contact us for an appointment.


Cats must be cooperative for all procedures.

Feline Flea Study
  • This is a 105 day study and requires 5 office visits. 
  • Cats must be 6mths of age or older, weigh more than 2.2lbs, and be stable. 
  • At least one cat in household must have at least 5 fleas. (Households with up to 5 cats, can have no more than 5 dogs as well.) 
  • Cats may not have been treated with topical heartworm prevention/flea control within 90 days, Seresto collar is a 30 day washout.

Feline Studies for Chronic Kidney Disease
  • This is for cats diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease. 
  • Two different studies with similar criteria
  • Any physical exams and diagnostics for the study will be included. 
  • Contact Cathy Seymour and she can help you decide which study is best suited for your cat.

Canine Heartworm Prevention Study

This study lasts 12 months and requires 1 clinic visit per month. All costs related to the study will be free, including a years supply of heartworm, flea and tick preventative. You will also be eligible for additional compensation for your time and participation in the study.

Criteria for the study:

  • Dog is at least 8 weeks or older.
  • Dogs weighing 2.8lbs or more.
  • Dog has a negative heartworm antigen test if over 6 months of age.
  • Dog is generally in good health.
  • Owner is willing to comply with the study visit schedule and complete study-related activites.
  • Dog has been receiving a monthly heartworm preventative.

Canine Atopic Dermatitis Clinical Trial

We are participating in a clinical trial for a potential new, once-daily medicine for the treatment of atopic dermatitis in dogs. We are now enrolling dogs that meet eligibility requirements, including some restrictions on recent medications and therapies.  Dogs, at least 12 months of age, diagnosed with atopic dermatitis may be eligible to participate.  The study will last approximately 4 months, and will require a minimum of 6 study visits for follow-up evaluations.  Costs for all visits and associated veterinary care will be covered by the study.

Canine Flea Study
  • No more than 5 dogs per household, and 1 of your dogs has at least 10 live fleas. 
  • Able to bring you dog(s) to Hillside Veterinary Clinic for multiple visits. 
  • Households can have no more than 5 cats and no other mammalian pets.

Please contact Cathy at 214-824-0397 for more information, to enroll your pet for any of the upcoming studies, or to be placed on a waiting list now!