Medical Cannabis & Veterinary Medicine: History, Legality and a Successful Clinical Approach 1 CPD Points


Hosted by Dr David Boersma BSc BVMS Vet MFHom. In this pre-recorded webcast, cannabis has been integrated with human civilization for tens of thousands of years. The naturally occurring chemical constituents produced by cannabis exert a profound physiologic effect on both humans and animals. By accessing the endocannabinoid system within the central and peripheral nervous system as well as via other mechanisms throughout the body, cannabis has multiple actions including acting as an anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-neoplastic, and anticonvulsant, all the while promoting homeostatic balance. The keys to successfully using cannabis as medicine in veterinary patients lies in understanding the physiology of the endocannabinoid system and how cannabis interacts with it. The legal landscape pertaining to cannabis can be complex and challenging.

Price levels

13 Jul 2020 to 15 Oct 2020
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Full Member $ 30.00
New Graduate $ 30.00
Non-Member $ 60.00
Student $ 30.00
Integrative - Associate $ 20.00
Integrative - Full Member $ 20.00
Integrative - New Graduate $ 20.00
Integrative - Student $ 10.00

Who should attend

Veterinarians / Students

Learning outcome

This webinar sheds light on the history of cannabis, the endocannabinoid system, the current legal hurdles facing the veterinary community and considerations for choosing the right cannabis preparations to successfully treat specific medical conditions.


Dr Gary Richter
Dr Richter is a graduate of the University of Florida with a B.S. in animal science, an M.S. in veterinary medical science, and a doctorate of veterinary medicine with honors. Since 2002, he has been the owner and medical director of Montclair Veterinary Hospital in Oakland, California, and he launched Holistic Veterinary Care in 2009. Dr. Richter is certified in veterinary acupuncture as well as veterinary chiropractic and uses these therapies along with his veterinary medical education to achieve better outcomes for his patients. Gary and his two animal hospitals have received more than 30 local and national awards, including Best Veterinary Hospital, Best Veterinarian, Best Canine Therapy Facility and Best Alternative Medicine Provider. Montclair Veterinary Hospital was named one of the top ten veterinary hospitals in 2013 while Gary was named one of the top ten veterinarians in the US for 2012, and America’s Favourite Vet in 2015.

Further details

Dr David Boersma will introduce this webcast and remain online at the conclusion to answer questions.

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Medical Cannabis & Veterinary Medicine: History, Legality and a Successful Clinical Approach

Start: 15 October 2020, 7:00PM
End: 15 October 2020, 8:00PM
(NSW time)
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