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 ext 502 Monday-Friday, 6 am - 2 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

 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 Study for Chronic Kidney Disease

Does your cat have early signs if kidney disease?

 Our clinic is conducting a clinical trial evaluation a product to help improve quality of life for cats suffering from CKD. Qualifying cats will receive free examinations, blood work/urine evaluations, and supplements for participating in the study. If you are interested in participating in the study please click on the link below and enter your information to be contacted. All participants must come into our office for examination and be able to take the study-related treatments. 

 Click here for more information

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.

For more information: www.petclinicaltrial.com

Canine Pruritus Study

Does your dog have allergies? We are currently seeking canine friends with allergic dermatitis to participate in a clinical study. Please call Cathy for more information or to see if your pet may qualify.

Feline Diabetes Study

Does your cat have diabetes?

We are proud to be partnering with Scout Bio in their clinical study of a new treatment for the management of feline diabetes mellitus.

Your cat may be eligible for this FDA regulated, free, cutting edge diabetes treatment study. Contact us for more information about the enrollment qualifications.

Canine Otitis Study

If your dog is experiencing signs of ear problems they may be eligible for a clinical study that our clinic is currently participating in. 

Signs of an ear problem may include one or more of the following:

  • scratching and rubbing the ears
  • frequent head shaking
  • black or brown debris in the ear
  • odor in the ear
  • redness in or on the ears
  • crusted or scabby skin on the ear

The purpose of the study is the test a new medication for dogs with certain types of ear problems with the goal of being granted FDA approval.

To be eligible for this study dogs must:

  • be at least 4 months of age
  • be manageable and cooperative in a clinic setting
  • not be pregnant, lactating or actively breeding
  • pass the veterinarian's general health evaluation
  • is not currently receiving treatment for the ear proble
  • meet other criteria that will be reviewed with you at the veterinary clinic

Clinical Study For Pets Living With Cancer

Has your dog been diagnosed with cancer?

Benign and malignant tumors are common in dogs and can cause changes in appetite. Our clinic is currently participating in a study to investigate a new food in dogs who have received a cancer diagnosis and that also have a normal or deceased appetite.

If your dog is selected for participation in the study, you will need to bring them to the clinic for 2 visits approximately 1 month apart. At home, you will feed your dog the test food each day and answer questions about your dog on a mobile application you download to your phone or tablet. 

All costs for physical examinations and lab work related to the study are covered. You may also be eligible for additional compensation for your time to complete the required tasks for the study. 

Please call us to learn more about this opportunity.

Feline Arthritis Study

We are very excited to share that we are partnering with Scout Bio in a clinical study for feline arthritis and the pain associated with it.


If you feel like your cat may qualify, please see the link below with more information, and an overview of the study


If you have any questions, or just want more information, feel free to contact us at 214-824-0397 ext. 502 to speak with Cathy Seymour, our study coordinator.


If you wish to apply for the study, give us a call or follow the link to the study website https://www.scoutbio.co/feline-arthritis-study/ and apply online!

Please contact Cathy at 214-824-0397 ext 502 for more information, to enroll your pet for any of the upcoming studies, or to be placed on a waiting list now!