WHO WE ARE
Advocate ~ Educate ~ Collaborate
Here at the Canadian Association of Veterinary Cannabinoid Medicine, we are driven by our motivation to improve our understanding of cannabis-based therapies for animals, and to improve our clients' ability to access these therapies. Advocating for veterinary access to cannabis is an important part of our mission so we work closely with veterinary associations and engage Health Canada as new legislation is proposed. We work hard to bring information to both the veterinary profession and pet families, and we encourage species-specific research in this area while working collaboratively with groups undertaking this research. We continually strive to provide animals with an improved quality of life through the evidence-based application of cannabinoid therapy.
We are a national non-profit corporation founded by a group of veterinary professionals. The association is overseen by a board of directors and managed by a group of officers that ensure we continue to work towards a common goal. Membership with voting rights is open to all veterinary professionals, including both veterinarians and registered veterinary technicians. We also welcome other scientists working within the cannabis industry, including researchers, physiologists, and biochemists, as well as interested industry groups, to join our association as supporters so that we may continue to share ideas and further education about the endocannabinoid system and the possibilities for therapies targeted to this area.
Blazing the trail in Veterinary Cannabinoid Medicine
SARAH SILCOX, DVM, CVA, CVSMT
Founding Director and President
JAIME BRASSARD, RVT, CVPP, VTS, Anesthesia & Analgesia, VCC
KALAYA DONCHI, RVT, VCC
CORNELIA MOSLEY, DMV, DACVAA, CVA
Founding Director and Vice-President
KAROL MATHEWS, DVM, DVSc,
JULIE BALL, RVT, VTS (ECC)
"We have another tool in the toolbox...it’s going to change the face of pain management, probably for years to come."
Joseph Wakshlag, DVM, Ph.D., DACVN, DACVSMR
Assoc.Professor of Clinical Nutrition, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine
CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF VETERINARY CANNABINOID MEDICINE
2-157 Harwood Ave. N., Suite #357
Ajax, ON L1Z 0B6
*Please note: The CAVCM does not provide advice to pet families via email, regarding cannabis use for animals. We encourage pet families to utilize the resources found on this website and to work with their regular veterinarian (or a veterinarian listed in our Find A Vet section) to determine the optimal treatment plan for their pet.