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Our aim is to improve veterinarians’ ability to alleviate pain in animals, and to use this knowledge in human translational research to assist in the alleviation of pain in humans.

The important work that has been performed in this laboratory has been made possible by generous donations and research grants awarded.

If you are interested in making a tax deductible donation to support this research please consider visiting the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation (and mention the Comparative Pain Research Laboratory)

We are very grateful to the following individuals and organizations for their financial support:

American College of Veterinary Surgeons Foundation for the evaluation of a novel method to repair feline pelvic fractures

Boehringher Ingelheim (competitive grant) to study pain relief in refractory canine osteoarthritis.

Boehringer Ingelheim to study safer dosing regimens for NSAIDs in dogs.

Center for Comparative Medicine and Translational Research to understand the role of monocytes in canine and human osteosarcoma

Jane T. Gaede

Mike and Leigh Ann Gallucci

Morris Animal Foundation (competitive grant) to study the clinical measurement of post-operative pain.

Morris Animal Foundation to develop a valid chronic pain assessment systems in cats.

NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine (Firestone Grant) to develop effective nerve blocks for use in dogs undergoing orthopedic surgery.

Novartis Animal Health to understand feline degenerative joint disease and its aetiology

Nutramax to evaluate the efficacy of a nutritional supplement for feline degenerative joint disease pain

Pfizer Animal Health (unrestricted gift) to advance companion animal pain relief by research.

Royal Canin to evaluate the efficacy of a formulated diet for feline degenerative joint disease pain

Savannah and Barry French Poodle Memorial Fund

Schering-Plough (competitive grant) to study canine osteoarthritis neurobiology.

Schering-Plough (unrestricted gift) to advance understanding drug safety in companion animal pain relief.