Colorado Center For Animal Pai

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Dr. Robert Landry is teaming up with Dr. Linda Watkins, a University of Colorado distinguished professor in a clinical study involving treating dogs with a gene therapy to help relieve pain associated with debilitating osteoarthritis.

Clinical Investigations 

A clinical investigation is also referred to as a clinical trial.  A clinical trial  is a study of animals (volunteered by their owners) to help answer specific health questions.

Colorado Center for Animal Pain Management's "volunteer" animals are comprised predominantly of patients receiving care in our clinic, in conjunction with CU Boulder's department of Psychology and Neuroscience.  Some patients are also recruited from other veterinary practices and organizations.

Carefully conducted clinical trials are the safest and fastest way to find new and improved treatments that work to increase pain control.

Our goal and primary focus in conducting clinical trials is to assist with the development and advancement of new therapies in every aspect of companion animal pain management.

Dr. Landry is one of the state's very few veterinary credentialed American Academy of Pain Management practitioners.

Adjunct professor  -  University of Colorado,  Boulder. 

2017-2019 Instructor in Integrative Pain Management - Dept. Psychology & Neuroscience - CSU College of Veterinary Medicine, Dept. Clinical Sciences


Patient / Owner Benefit

Once accepted into the study, will receive on going recheck consultations throughout the duration of the study.  Pre-treatment and monitoring, gait analysis, repeated blood work to evaluate efficacy of existing therapies.

No cost treatment (or placebo):  Your dog will either be given the correct dose; however, patients will be guaranteed to receive effective dose if received placebo.

Your dog will be part of a study designed to bring a novel gene therapy to the medical and veterinary markets to safely and effectively manage the debilitating pain associated with osteoarthritis.


Before joining a clinical trial, a patient must qualify for the study.  Each study has its own set of criteria.  Owners must be willing to come back periodically for follow up care and evaluation of their pets.  Owners, with pets in studies, play a more active role in their pet's health care, gain access to new treatments before they are widely available, and can help other pets. 

Schedule an appointment for preliminary Evaluation/ pain consultation/ minimum diagnostics such as blood work and X-rays of your dog with Dr. Landry at Colorado Center for Pain Management & Rehabilitation at

Can All dogs participate?

Dogs are considered for participation if they:

 Have medical history and exam consistent with                                      Osteoarthritis (X-rays taken within last 6 months.

 Have been on medical management for diagnosed                               Osteoarthritis and not responded well to management

 Has toxicities to NSAID's and other pain management                         medication         

 Have decreased quality of life due to chronic pain and poor                 control of pain.

 Owners considering having dog humanely euthanized due to               level of pain instability.

 Have no other untreated, uncontrolled illness.


Our Research History

Colorado Center for Animal Pain Management has been conducting trials since 2012. Dr. Landry has been involved in clinical trials since 2009.   We are the only pain management practice in the Front Range region dedicating significant amounts of time and resources to this important endeavor. Our trials and investigations are sponsored by a variety of organizations.

If you are interested in having your pet participate in a research study, please email at .  Our staff can inform you if we are currently conducting an investigation that would be beneficial to your pet's needs. 


IL-10 Gene Therapy is expanding to include

Canine Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)

Atopic Dermatitis is an inflammatory, chronic skin disease associated with allergies.  In fact, this is the second most common allergic skin disease in dogs.  These allergic reactions can be brought on by normally harmless substances like grass, mold spores, house dust mites, and other environmental allergens.

The most common symptoms of Canine Atopic Dermatitis include itching, excessive scratching, rubbing on the carpet, hair loss, greasy or flaky skin with a foul odor, excessive chewing on the paws and areas such as the groin and armpits.  Over time, the skin that is scratched can develop hot spots - raw, inflamed areas - that may become infected. 

Given that we anticipate that well-established inflammatory sites will slowly resolve over time subsequent to IL-10 inductions in the affected skin, owners are required to bring in their dog once a week for two weeks, then every 2 weeks for 2 months, finally  once a month for 2 months.

Initial diagnostics and consultation and evaluation costs are at the owners' expense and are intended to gather an accurate diagnosis prior to establishing eligibility for the study.

Call our office for estimated costs.