BluePearl Science, a division of BluePearl, coordinates clinical studies that investigate the potential effectiveness of new drugs, treatments and protocols intended to improve pet health. These clinical studies offer local veterinarians and their patients access to novel and potentially lifesaving treatments and procedures.
Founded by our dedicated clinicians, BluePearl Science operates with the following goals in mind:
In many cases, innovative treatment solutions and pharmaceuticals can save pets’ lives. Assessing the effectiveness of drugs can help protect and promote the lives of pets today, and tomorrow.
BluePearl’s emergency and specialty clinicians share a common goal with general practice veterinarians – to provide effective, exceptional care for pets. Clinical studies open the door to further collaboration among veterinarians, resulting in more comprehensive treatment plans for pets.
BluePearl clinicians are at the forefront of veterinary medicine. We’re proud to coordinate clinical studies in the private sector and contribute to national veterinary knowledge advancement efforts from within our specialty and emergency facilities.
We perform clinical studies in highly active, fully operational hospitals equipped with advanced technology and diagnostic capabilities. Our diverse team of specialty clinicians rely upon their years of training and hands-on expertise to coordinate clinical studies aimed to treat complex pet conditions and illnesses, including lymphoma, diabetes, osteoarthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and more.
Clinical studies at our hospitals are often sponsored by pharmaceutical and technology companies. Prior to approval of any clinical study, we require the following:
If you believe that your pet may benefit from enrollment in a study, please contact your family veterinarian.
For more information about BluePearl Science, contact:
Teresa Lightfoot, DVM, DABVP-Avian – Director
813 549 5967
Brenda Fulcher, CVT – Clinical Studies Manager
Below are clinical studies in which our hospitals and specialists were previously involved. These studies are now closed to enrollment.
Acute Abdomen Syndrome – C-Reactive Protein (CRP)
Addison’s Disease – new medication
Atopic Dermatitis – new medication
B-Cell Lymphoma – chemotherapy protocol
Chemotherapy – Evaluation with acupuncture and herbal medicine
Chemotherapy-Induced Diarrhea – new medication
Congestive Heart Failure – treatment of associated pulmonary edema and cardiomegaly
Diabetes – new medication
Heart Disease – new medication
Hip Surgery or Limb Amputation – pain reduction
Hypothyroidism – new medication
Lymphoma – clinical device to inject cancer drugs
Lymphoma, B-cell – clinical device to inject cancer drugs
Lymphoma – therapeutic agent
Lymphoma, T-cell – immunotherapy chemotherapy protocol
Lymphoma, T- and B-cell – MAb therapeutic treatment
Mast Cell Tumors – therapeutic agent
Melanoma and Mast Cell Tumors – immunotherapy
Oncology Appetite and Quality-of-Life Survey
Osteosarcoma – vaccine
Pain Control Post Cranial Cruciate Ligament or Medial Patellar Luxation Surgery – new medication
Pain Control Post Cranial Cruciate Ligament Surgery – new medication
Palladia® Chemotherapy-Induced Diarrhea – medication safety
Seizures – medication
Seizures Associated with Idiopathic Epilepsy – medications
Solid Tumors in Dogs – therapeutic agent
Soft Tissue Sarcomas – therapeutic agent
Thrombocytopenia – new platelet product
Anemia of Chronic Kidney Disease – new medication
Anemia with any Neoplasia – new medication
Diabetes Mellitus – new oral medication
Diabetes Mellitus – newly diagnosed – medication
Emesis Induction – Effective and Safe
IRIS Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease