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The goal of CSU’s Small Animal Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation clinical​ trials program is two-fold:

  • To improve the quality of life and musculoskeletal health of individual animals by offering clinical studies of treatments suspected to be beneficial to your pet

  • To provide translational information that advances treatment options for people with arthritis

Ongoing clinical trials


Is your pet suffering from arthritis and you live in the Fort Collins area? We are always investigating treatments to alleviate pain symptoms associated with osteoarthritis of the elbow, shoulder, stifle or hip joints.

To enroll in our arthritis studies, please take the arthritis enrollment survey.​

A detailed outline of our current arthritis studies can be found here


 Help Support Clinical Trials

Dr. Felix Duerr
Phone: 970-297-4140

Aaron Phaneuf
Director of Development
Phone: 970-491-2969

Orthotics and Prosthetics

We currently have several ongoing studies evaluating how effective orthotics (braces) are for various orthopedic conditions. If you believe your dog could benefit from an orthosis please email us. Similarly, we are conducting research investigating how successful prosthetics are for our canine patients. If your dog needs a partial limb amputation or was born with a defect – we may be able to help! Please contact us​.​

Upload X-rays and Medical Records Here

To upload X-rays or any other information (medical records, videos of your pet’s gait, required study questionnaires, etc.) please click on this One Drive link. See video examples #2 and #3 here for help in obtaining useful video of your pet’s gait. ​


 Small Animal Sports Medicine Clinical Trials

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 Putting Paws First

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Contact Us:
Colorado State University
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
300 West Drake Road
Fort Collins, Colorado, 80523​​

(970) 297-5000

(970) 297-1205