The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has launched the AVMA Animal Health Studies Database (AAHSD), a free searchable tool designed to connect practicing veterinarians, barn managers, animal owners, and farm staff to veterinary clinical studies that cover a wide range of health concerns.
This resource comes as an effort to accelerate the accumulation of evidence that is necessary in order to improve animal health care and the practice of veterinary medicine.
The site allows clinical studies coordinators and investigators to submit a study for listing, and veterinarians and animal owners may search the AAHSD for studies that might be relevant to their patient, pet, or livestock.
Owners with interest in participating in studies are encouraged to discuss their animal’s eligibility for any relevant study with their veterinarian. The site provides substantial educational information regarding the conduct of clinical studies for both owners and investigators.
The AAHSD includes all animal species, and all disciplines of veterinary medicine, will serve users throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and may potentially extend through other international communities as well.
“The AVMA Animal Health Studies Database will be an invaluable resource for researchers, veterinarians and animal owners alike,” said AVMA President Joe Kinnarney, DVM. “It will be an important tool for researchers seeking veterinary patients eligible for enrollment in their clinical studies. Veterinarians and animal owners will find the information provided in these clinical studies helpful in exploring options for treatment. The database represents an important chapter in the AVMA’s long, proud history of faithfully serving our members and the veterinary profession, and providing the animal-owning public the tools they need to help ensure the health and well-being of animals.”
The AAHSD can be accessed here.