Veterinary Center for Clinical Trials
Breakthroughs in veterinary medicine has saved lives and improved countless others. We almost take it for granted that when you or your pet becomes ill, that there will be a safe and effective medication or treatment. But how did these breakthroughs come to be? Were the studies conducted on lab mice or dogs kept in research kennels? Why can’t researchers do all the studies with computers and not use living animals? How were safety and effectiveness measured and what about bias in the response to a treatment? Is it fair to an ailing animal to give them a placebo rather than potentially
My guest is Dr. Eric Wisner, DVM, director for the UC Davis Veterinary Center for Clinical Trials. We will discuss ways your pet can help advance the health of pets afflicted with various conditions as well as assist people with similar maladies.
Dr. Erik Wisner received his DVM from UC Davis in 1983. Following five years in mixed practice, he returned to UC Davis and completed a radiology residency and became board certified in the American College of Veterinary Radiology in 1991. He held a joint faculty appointment with the UC Davis Schools of Veterinary Medicine and Medicine from 1992-1997. He served as head of radiology at the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine from 1997 until 2000, at which time he returned to UC Davis. Dr. Wisner is currently a Professor of Diagnostic Imaging and Chair of the Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences. His clinical interests are in computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. In addition to clinical, research and instructional duties, he is an Associate Hospital Director for Imaging Services in the VMTH and is a past president of the American College of Veterinary Radiology.