Clinical Trials

Drs. Clegg and Wormuth and the Clinical Trials Department at Liverpool Animal Health Center have proudly embarked on participating in FDA clinical trials since 2016. See below for current clinical trials.

We participate in the final phase of clinical trials — everything has been proven safe by the time it reaches us. The final phase is the administering of the drug to real patients.

Clinical Trial Basics: A pharmaceutical company may be interested in bringing a product here to the United States that is already approved and used in other countries. When participating in this type of trial there is often a wealth of safety information and the decision to participate in the trial is pretty straight forward. Some trials give a test medication (investigational product) to all pets enrolled and some studies give the study medicine to a portion of the enrolled pets, leaving the other pets in the study to be given a placebo. Not every pet is eligible to enroll in a trial. In order to properly control and test a medication testing companies will detail what pets are able to participate; what pre-existing conditions the pet can and cannot have. They will also detail what other medications are permitted. This information is available as Inclusion and Exclusion criteria.

Most trials offer free exams, bloodwork and medications. In exchange, owners who participate are expected to bring their pet in for re-checks at specified times and may be asked to fill out an owner logbook.

It is very rewarding to know you were involved in the process of drug approval, which can help improve the quality of life for all animals.

For more information on our current trials, please call us at 315-622-2882 and ask to speak to Dr. Clegg or Dr. Wormuth.

Current Clinical Trials

Disclaimer: Please be aware clinical trials may start or stop suddenly and may no longer be available at this time. We try our best to update our website in a timely manner and apologize for any inconvenience. Please contact Liverpool Animal Health Center with any questions at 315-622-2882.

Liverpool Animal Health Center’s Clinical Trial Department is currently seeking patients to participate in the following clinical trials:


  • Canine Pyoderma (skin bacterial infection)


  • Feline Weight Loss with Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Feline diabetes Mellitus
  • Feline osteoarthritis
  • Feline allergic dermatitis
  • Feline chronic kidney disease w/anemia

For more information and to determine if your pet qualifies to participate in one of these studies, please call us at 315-622-2882 and ask to speak with the Clinical Trials Department.

Past trials include:

  • Feline anorexia
  • Canine Osteoarthritis
  • Canine Phenotype Study
  • Feline Arthritis
  • Canine Hypothyroid
  • Canine Mast Cell Tumor
  • Canine Kevatoconjunctivitis Sicca (dry eye)