Veterinary Clinical Investigations Center (VCIC)


The Veterinary Clinical Investigations Center (VCIC) at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine is an internationally recognized clinical research organization. 

In collaboration with industry sponsors, Penn Vet clinicians, and partner academic centers, the Penn Vet VCIC team supports the design, coordination, and efficient implementation of veterinary clinical trials designed to identify novel approaches to disease diagnosis, management, and prevention.

The Center has long established relationships with leaders in the veterinary pharmaceutical industry as well as collaborative partnerships with other innovative academic centers. In addition to performing clinical trials, the VCIC offers an extensive menu of clinical research operations services including:

  • Clinical trial project management
  • Recruiting and marketing strategies
  • Trial site selection and monitoring
  • Record auditing
  • Data quality assurance and control