Clinical Trials

at Animal Emergency & Specialty Center

Clinical trials are research studies that test new drugs or treatments to find out if they are safe, effective, and better than the current standard treatment. No pet ever participates in a clinical trial without the owner’s express written permission.

Animal Emergency & Specialty Center partners with manufacturers to participate in clinical trials that study the potential effectiveness of new drugs, treatments and protocols intended to improve pet health. These clinical trials offer veterinarians and their patients access to treatments that are not yet commercially available. By helping researchers to identify new and improved treatments, we can improve the quality and length of our pets’ lives.


Manufacturers who are seeking leading veterinary hospitals to participate in clinical trials should email us at this address.

Pet Owners

Pet owners may view our list of clinical trials that are currently accepting qualified patients below. To see whether any of these trials are appropriate for your pet, please have your veterinarian contact the referral coordinator at Animal Emergency and Specialty Center.

Current Clinical Trials

Condition Manufacturer Drug/Device Participating Locations
Feline Fibrosarcoma Merial AVLAC IL-2 Vaccine AESC-Knoxville
Canine Oral Melanoma Merial AVLAC IL-2 Vaccine and ONCEPT AESC-Knoxville
Canine Appendicular Osteosarcoma Merial HER2 AESC-Knoxville