Join an international lineup of experts exploring how veterinarians approach the philosophy of dosing and the main considerations when creating a treatment plan for animal patients. The SCC International Veterinary Alliance Webinar is open to anyone interested in the applications of cannabis in veterinary practice.
Cannabis Dosing and Administration Strategies in Veterinary Medicine
Speakers (bios below):
- Santiago Acosta, DVM – (Colombia)
- Rafael Ricardo Santisteban-Arenas, DVM (Colombia)
- Erik Almeida, DVM (Brazil)
- Trina Hazzah, DVM (USA)
- Gary Richter, DVM (USA)
- Conny Mosley, DVM (Canada)
- Sarah Silcox, DVM (Canada)
Free for SCC members, $10 for non-members
Trina Hazzah, DVM was born and raised in Washington DC. She attended Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine where she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. She has also completed the requirements to be a Certified Veterinary Chinese Herbalist from the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Hazzah developed an interest in cannabis medicine during her quest for finding effective integrative approaches for veterinary cancer patients. She has spent the last half a decade reading through available literature, attending multiple cannabis conferences and symposiums, while also learning from cannabis physicians. She is is the president and co-founder of the Veterinary Cannabis Society, which is the first US-based non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization building awareness of cannabis as medicine for pets.
Dr. Gary Richter has been practicing veterinary medicine in the SF Bay Area since 1998. He is certified in acupuncture, chiropractic, and Western herbology. Dr. Richter’s practice focuses on the benefits of conventional and holistic treatment methods for the preventative and therapeutic care of pets as well as educating professionals and pet owners on the benefits of integrative care. Dr. Richter was named Holistic Veterinarian of the Year for 2019 by the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, is currently the President of the American College of Veterinary Botanical Medicine, and is a founding member of the Veterinary Cannabis Society.
Dr. Sarah Silcox is a pioneer in the world of veterinary cannabis use and is one of the founding directors and the current President of the Canadian Association of Veterinary Cannabinoid Medicine. An OVC ‘97 grad, she is a small animal veterinarian with over 20 years of clinical experience. Dr. Silcox has been active in general, locum, and emergency practice, founded her region’s first integrative medicine practice, and is currently operating her region’s first veterinary practice dedicated solely to palliative, hospice, and end-of-life care for pets. A passionate advocate for the veterinary use of cannabis and cannabinoid medicine, her interest in the potential benefits of medical cannabis for pets reaches back several years. With changes in legislation that legalized cannabis in Canada, she is grateful to now be able to guide her clients on the responsible use of cannabis for treating their pets and has seen numerous patients that have benefited from the therapeutic effects of this amazing plant.
Dr. Erik Amazonas is an Associated Professor of Veterinary Medicine at the Federal University of Santa Catarina. Dr. Amazonas was the first to include classes of endocannabinology in a veterinary school in Brazil in 2018. Dr. Erik collaborates with several universities and non profit organizations in Brazil and worldwide and is a member of the Veterinary Cannabis Society.
Dr. Cornelia (Conny) Mosley is a boarded anesthesiologist working as a Veterinary Consultant in Orthopedic Health and Pain for Elanco Canada as well as providing care for chronic pain patients in her Integrative Veterinary Pain Clinic at VCA Canada, 404 Veterinary Emergency and Referral Hospital in Newmarket, north of Toronto. She has a strong interest in pain management, in particular in the integrative and collaborative approaches to pain relief. Conny is certified in veterinary acupuncture. Dr. Mosley is also the founding director and vice president of the Canadian Association of Veterinary Cannabinoid Medicine, an organization that helps understand, educate and collaborate in research in cannabinoid medicine and it’s role in veterinary medicine.
Rafael Ricardo Santisteban-Arenas, DVM