Veterinary Clinical Investigations Center


Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital
3800 Spruce Street, 181E Old Vet Courtyard
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6008
Phone: 215.573.0302


Welcome to our clinical trials listing. This list is updated regularly and is as accurate as possible.
Please check back often, as new studies are added frequently.

If you would like to learn more about any of our studies, or the VCIC in general, please call 215-573-0302 or email vcic@vet.upenn.edu

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Trials for Dogs

Imaging Soft Tissue Sarcomas During Surgery

Clinical study to help improve detection of surgical margins during tumor removal.

Comparison of Three New Medications for Dogs with Lymphoma

Evaluation of three new medications for dogs with lymphoma.

Study of Lyme Nephritis and Protein-losing Enteropathy/Nephropathy in Dogs

Data collecting study for dogs with Lyme nephritis or protein-losing enteropathy

Tooth Resorption in Dogs

Study characterizing tooth resorption and the factors that contribute to it

Imaging Primary Lung Tumors During Surgery

Clinical study to help improve the detection of surgical margins in dogs with primary lung tumors.

Further Evaluation of the Benefits of a Traditional Chinese Medicine Supplement for Dogs with Splenic Hemangiosarcoma

This clinical trial is the next phase of research with the I’m-Yunity® supplement, comparing its effects to those of standard chemotherapy in dogs with splenic hemangiosarcoma.

Study of Protein-losing Enteropathy/Nephropathy, Addison’s disease and Renal Disease in Soft-coated Wheaten Terriers

Study recruiting both Wheaten Terriers and other breeds of dogs afflicted with inflammatory bowel disease, protein losing enteropathy, protein losing nephropathy, Addison’s disease or juvenile renal disease/dysplasia; as well as healthy Wheatens 14 years or older.

Desmopressin Therapy and Chemotherapy for Dogs with Hemangiosarcoma

Evaluate the safety, efficacy and tolerability of Desmopressin in conjunction with chemotherapy in canine hemangiosarcoma. 

New Insulin Combination for Dogs with Well-Regulated Diabetes

Study investigating Lispro insulin to be used in combination with traditional NPH insulin

Efficacy & Safety Evaluation of a New Vaccine as a Treatment for the Clinical Signs and Symptoms Associated with Canine Atopic Dermatitis.

Clinical study evaluating a new vaccine as a treatment for canine atopic dermatitis/environmental allergies. 

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Trials for Cats

Cats with Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Treatment of Feline Diabetic Ketoacidosis with Lispro Insulin

Vitamin B12 in Cats with Lymphoma

Measuring Vitamin B12 and MMA levels in Cats Diagnosed with Lymphoma

Weight Loss in Cats with Cancer

Study evaluating body weight, muscle mass and inflammatory markers in cats with cancer.

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