Clinical Trials

Dr. Sarsfield and the Clinical Trials Team have been participating in FDA clinical trials for over 7 years.

The Animal Hospital of Dauphin County’s dedicated staff along with our clients and their companions have contributed to Veterinary Science by participating in clinical trials.

Clinical trials are a type of research that studies new treatments for dogs and cats. The Animal Hospital of Dauphin County participates in clinical trials that are going through the later phases of studies. The purpose of clinical research is to develop knowledge and treatments that improve animal health. Some studies provide access to cutting-edge research treatments that are not yet available to the general public.

Many trials provide free physical exams, bloodwork and medications. Owners who participate are expected to comply with study requirements such as bringing their pet in for study visits at specified times and may be asked to complete owner log books.

For more information on current trials, please call us at (717) 652-1270, option 4, ext. 4501. Or email us at 
All study appointments are scheduled at the 241 S Hershey Rd, Harrisburg PA 17112


Current Clinical Trials

Disclaimer: Please be aware that some clinical studies may start or stop suddenly and may no longer be available. We try our best to update our website in a timely manner. Please call (717) 652-1270, option 4, ext 4501 and ask for a Clinical Trials Team member for more information. Or email 


Animal Hospital of Dauphin County’s Clinical Trial Department is currently seeking patients to participate in the following clinical trials:

  • Cats with possible arthritis
  • Cats with fleas
  • Dogs with allergies – Atopic Dermatitis
  • Dogs with possible dry eye
  • Longevity study for healthy older dogs over the age of 10 years old

Coming soon:

  • Cats with diabetes
  • Dogs with arthritis

For more information and to determine if your pet is a candidate for one of our studies, please call us at (717) 652-1270, option 4, ext. 4501 to speak to a study team member. Or email


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