Clinical Trials Sponsors

The College of Veterinary Medicine provides exceptional resources, including board certified clinicians, faculty, technical staff, and superb facilities in all specialty areas of veterinary medicine. 

We have expertise in study design, statistics, data management, quality assurance, and timely delivery of results.  Additionally, we are compliant with Good Clinical Practices and 21CRF11 inventory monitoring. All of our studies involving client owned animals are required to obtain approval from either the Cornell University Veterinary Clinical Studies Committee (CUVCSC) or the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), depending on the nature of the study. This ensures the safety and well-being of our patients and owners.

We welcome the opportunity to talk to you and and support preclinical and clinical collaborative investigations. Our capacity includes the following:

Equipment and resources

Advanced Imaging

  • Computer Tomography (CT)
  • Digital Radiology
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Digital Fluoroscopy
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Ultrasound

Diagnostic Testing

Veterinary Biobanking

Performance Testing

Test and product development

  • Vaccines
  • Diagnostic tests
  • Surgical procedures

Frequently Asked Questions

Whom do I contact to learn more about the work being done at the College of Veterinary Medicine?

The following individuals will be able to address your questions and provide you with information about Cornell's policy on regarding technology transfer:

Robert Weiss
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education
Professor of Molecular Genetics
Phone: 607.253.4443

Lisa Fortier
Co-Associate Chair for Research and Graduate Education
James Law Professor of Large Animal Surgery

Phillip Owh, Sr. Technology Commercialization & Liaison Officer
Center for Technology Enterprise & Commercialization
Office: 607.254.4508

What are the possibilities to develop partnerships?

The possibilities are unlimited. There are a multitude of funding mechanisms to support partnerships. Examples include: scholarships and fellowships, programs or research Support, clinical trials, collaborative research grants, sponsored seminar series, in-kind or matching gift, or Material Transfer Agreements. We welcome the opportunity to talk with you about your needs and the College's expertise in these areas.

Do you have sample agreements to share?

Please know that agreements are tailored to meet the needs of the industrial sponsor and Cornell researchers. The University's Office of Sponsored Programs is responsible for negotiating agreements with potential sponsors. Click here review Cornell's basic standard agreements for both basic and applied research. Cornell also offers a non-disclosure agreement template to initiate and protect confidential and proprietary information.

What is your indirect cost rate?

The indirect cost rate depends of the agreement in place for the clinical trial and all rates must be approved by the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education. Please contact us for more information regarding the indirect cost rate for your clinical trial.

Do you have Good Clinical and Laboratory Practices in place?

Good Clinical and Laboratory Practices are in place in the College of Veterinary Medicine. We support the scientific quality standard for designing, conducting, monitoring, recording, analyzing and reporting clinical studies in conducting clinical and laboratory studies.

Are all studies IACUC approved?

All clinical studies are either approved by the University's IACUC committee or the Cornell University Veterinary Clinical Studies Committee.