Clinical Trials

Research at Animal Emergency & Specialty Center Chattanooga

Clinical trials are research studies that test new drugs or treatments. The goal of these trials is to confirm safe, effective, or improved treatments. No pet ever participates in a clinical trial without the owner’s express written permission.

Animal Emergency & Specialty Center Chattanooga 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 patient’s 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 here.

Pet Owners

You may view our list of clinical trials currently accepting qualified patients below. To see if any of these trials are appropriate for your pet, please have your veterinarian contact the referral coordinator at Animal Emergency & Specialty Center Chattanooga.

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