VEMD Completed Clinical Trials

The following clinical trials have been completed and are no longer accepting new enrollments.

Effect of feeding on UCCR in healthy dogs

Healthy dogs were recruited to participate in a clinical trial to evaluate the effect of feeding on urine cortisol concentration. Each participant received a free physical examination, CBC, chemistry panel, urinalysis, and urine cortisol:creatinine ratio (UCCR).

Study Details

Healthy dogs aged 1-10 years that eat one or two meals per day and are not receiving any medication other than parasite prevention are eligible for enrollment. Owners will be required to collect free-catch urine samples at home before feeding and 2-3 hrs after feeding on 2 days over a 3 day period. Urine cortisol:creatinine ratios will be determined for each of the 4 urine samples.

Results of this study will help us to determine the effect of feeding on urine cortisol concentrations, and will assist in the development of reference intervals for the diagnosis of food-dependent hypercortisolism.

If you would like additional information about this study, please contact Dr. Astrid Kjaergaard by email at or by stopping by the small animal clinic.

Dr. Astrid Kjaergaard 


Active Clinical Trials 

 The following clinical trials are currently enrolling patients:

Feline Diabetic Ketoacidosis Trial