Clinical Trials | CCAPM Vet Care | Broomfield, CO

CCAPM Veterinary Care Center

16818 Sheridan Parkway, Suite 106
Broomfield, CO 80023


Clinical Trials


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Dr. Robert Landry is teaming up with Dr. Linda Watkins, A distinguished professor at the University of Colorado 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.

The CCAPM Veterinary Care Center'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 your pet will receive ongoing consultations throughout it's duration. This includes pre-treatment and monitoring, gait analysis and repeated blood work to evaluate efficacy of existing therapies.

No cost treatment (or placebo): Your dog will either receive a placebo or the correct dose of actual treatment, however patients who receive the placebo will be guaranteed to receive effective dose if they received a 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 the Colorado Center for Pain Management & Rehabilitation by emailing


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

The CCAPM Veterinary Care center has been conducting trials since 2012. Dr. Landry has been involved in clinical trials since 2009. We are the only 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 us 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, 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.