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Welcome to the Feline Aortic Thromboembolism Clopidogrel vs Aspirin Trial (FATCAT)

Case enrollment is complete. No new cases are being accepted.

FATCAT is the first clinical trial examining the efficacy of clopidogrel (Plavix®) in preventing recurrence of feline aortic thromboembolism. This trial is being conducted by Dr. Dan Hogan at Purdue University and has been largely funded by the Morris Animal Foundation. The VIN Foundation is assisting Dr. Hogan with data collection. For future reference, we encourage you to bookmark this page.

Getting Started as a FATCAT Investigator:

  • Read the FATCAT protocol to determine if your patient is eligible. You can download it here, or click to read it online.
  • If you believe your patient is eligible to participate in the FATCAT, you can enroll them online. Your patient will be provisionally enrolled at the end of this procedure.
  • You and your client will be contacted by the FATCAT coordinators within 24hrs to confirm patient eligibility and to arrange drug shipment and to answer any questions you might have.
    • Do you have Access already? You may already have a username and password if you are, or have been, a VIN member or have attended conferences with proceedings powered by VIN. Click here to check username/password via email.
      • If a prior username and password are identified, you will be sent a reminder by email. You can then use your username and password to enroll your patient.
      • If a prior username and password are not identified, you will be able to set up a username and password and proceed to the enrollment page. Click here to set up a new username and password.
      • If you want more information before requesting your username and password .
  • To update information on an enrolled patient, use the Update Existing Patient Button in the upper right corner. This will direct you to the Update form.
  • Veterinary Cardiologists: Please contact the FATCAT coordinators by email or phone: 765-496-6743.
  • To contact the FATCAT coordinators, click here, or call 765-496-6743.
  • To download enrollment, update, client consent and daily log forms, use the links on the top right. You can mail these in if you prefer NOT to use the online system.

The small print:

The FATCAT online system is hosted by VIN through support provided by the VIN Foundation. Similar to a growing list of veterinary online proceedings and journals, the FATCAT online system is hosted under VIN security. We wish to emphasize that there is NO REQUIREMENT OR ENCOURAGEMENT TO JOIN VIN. The VIN Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation.

Username and password.

If you do not have a username and password, you will need to complete a quick application which will allow you access to FATCAT. There is no requirement or encouragement to join VIN. The use of VIN security is to reduce the need for multiple username/password combinations for the majority of online veterinarians who already have access to VIN or VIN hosted online conference proceedings. You will only be allowed access to FATCAT. VIN will not distribute, or use the information you provide to access FATCAT in any way that is not associated with this study. If you wish to apply for a free VIN trial, you can do so from If you experience technical difficulties, please contact VIN at 800.700.4636 or email

Other stuff:

The study coordinators will determine patient eligibility after enrollment is complete.



Additional Info:

   Study Coordinators
Phone:   765-496-6743
Fax:       765-496-1025

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