Casara Andre | Veterinarian, Problem-solver
Founder, Veterinary Cannabis Education & Referral Services
Hello, friends and colleagues! Thanks for your interest in the safe and scientifically-informed use of cannabis in animals. My team and I are looking forward to learning how we can support you. We like to think of ourselves as a living encyclopedia of all things related to the safe and scientific use of cannabis in veterinary patients... we're proud to connect you with a wealth of on-team clinical experience as well as ready-access to subject matter experts around the globe.
How can we help today?
I founded Veterinary Cannabis in 2016 in response to the myriad of questions about medical cannabis for animals that began arising from the Colorado, U.S. veterinary community during that time. This period marked a rapid rise in human interest in and access to cannabis...and consequently, animal exposures had began to increase in parallel.
The need for harm reduction education for veterinary professionals and animal caregivers, as well as the emerging cannabis industry itself, was starkly evident. And, as breakthroughs in human cannabis medical research poured out from research groups around the globe, it was difficult for veterinary practitioners to ignore the potential for novel therapeutic applications in veterinary patients as well.
Here is a quick video about the use of cannabis in animals.
My team and I have been working with cannabis medicine in animals long enough to confidently navigate the unique challenges of this cannabis ecosystem - and we're here to share that with you. Check out our consultation options to see if one is a good fit for you and your client's needs.
My current professional interests focus on the scientific investigation into novel and emerging medicines for trauma-induced emotional disease in animals, particularly canine post traumatic stress disorder (cPTSD). I specialize in the design of clinically-applicable medical protocols that leverage cross-species, shared emotional states and trauma-aware, family-unit focused approaches to medical problem-solving. You can learn more about my current work at the Medicine of Wonder.
If I can be of help with one of you current cases - I'd love to chat with you! You can connect with me through our cannabis medical consultations.
If you have a more general question or idea you'd like to chat about, reach out by email!