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 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!

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 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

Canine Otitis Study

Does your dog suffer from recurring ear infections? If so, and your dog has had at least 3 ear infections that resolved wtihin the last year, or 2 resolved infections within the last 3 months, you may be eligible for a study looking at prevention of certain types of ear infections in dogs. 

The study is a 6 month long, placebo-controlled study that will involve several visits over the 6-month period. If your dog is approved to participate in the study, all fees associated with the study will be covered. 

For full elgibility requirements and further information, please contact Cathy Seymour at 214-824-0397 ext. 502.

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!