"Veterinary Clinical Trials: Balancing Rewards and Risks for Your Clients and Patients"

Presented by Jenna Burton, DVM, MS, DACVIM, and Craig A. Clifford, DVM, MS, DACVIM

Wednesday, September 12th at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT

RACE-Approved Webinar. Registration is FREE for HSVMA members.


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Veterinary clinical trials serve to advance our knowledge of disease processes, guide drug development and licensing, increase our ability to practice evidence-based medicine, and provide our clients access to novel therapies that would otherwise not be possible.

Historically conducted primarily in academic centers, veterinary clinical trials are being conducted with increasing frequency in private practice settings leading to greater accessibility to a wider range of pet owners. Clinical trial networks of both academic and referral clinics exist, which aid in rapid case accrual for existing trials. During this webinar you will:

  • Learn about the types of clinical trials commonly conducted in veterinary medicine to include describing Phase I-IV trials
  • Enhance your understanding of the process to obtain informed client consent and the various ways that patients’ welfare is protected during clinical trials
  • Gain skills to assess the potential benefits and risks of clinical trial participation to better counsel owners considering clinical trial participation for their pet.
  • Identify resources available to locate clinical trials both locally and nationally

All HSVMA webinars are FREE for HSVMA members. This webinar is approved for RACE CE credits.



Jenna Burton, DVM, MS, DACVIM

Dr. Jenna Burton received her DVM from OSU and completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship and a four-year oncology residency at Colorado State University. As faculty at Colorado State she oversaw Flint Animal Cancer Center Oncology Clinical Trials program for several years until joining the faculty at the U C Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. She is currently an Associate Professor of Clinical Oncology and the Director of the Veterinary Center for Clinical Trials at the School of Veterinary Medicine at U C Davis where she is involved in the development and conduct of numerous veterinary clinical trials. Dr. Burton has been involved with the development of AVMA Health Studies Database and is currently a curator of oncology clinical trials for this database.




Craig A. Clifford, DVM, MS, DACVIM

Dr. Craig Clifford is a graduate of Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine and received an MS degree in Animal Science/Virology from the University of Delaware. After completing an internship and a medical oncology residency at the University of Pennsylvania, he became a diplomate of ACVIM (Oncology) in 2003. He is Director of Clinical Studies at Hope Veterinary Specialists in Malvern, PA. He is active in clinical research within a referral setting and serves on an advisory board with both industry and non-profit foundations. Dr. Clifford has authored/co-authored over 60 papers and book chapters.





This program 237-34075 is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 1.50 CE Credits (1.50 max) being available to any one veterinarian: and/or 1.50 Veterinary Technician CE Credits (1.50 max). This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of:  Category Two: Scientific-Clinical using the delivery method of Interactive-Distance. This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements. RACE does not "accredit" or "endorse" or "certify" any program or person, nor does RACE approval validate the content of the program.