Dr. Robert Silver is a 1982 graduate of Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Frustrated with the failings of conventional medicine, Dr. Silver began his studies into the use of diet, acupuncture, herbs and nutraceutical compounds to better assist his patients in their healing process. Dr. Silver founded one of the first Integrative Veterinary practices in Boulder, Colorado, blending the best of both worlds into successful protocols for difficult diseases. Dr. Silver studied herbal medicine from a variety of great teachers, including William LeSassier, Michael Moore, Matt Wood, Brigitte Mars, and Feather Jones. Silver taught several years at the Rocky Mountain School of Botanical Studies in Boulder on the topic of herbs and animals. Dr. Silver is Chief Medical Officer for RxVitamins, an animal nutraceutical company that sells exclusively to licensed veterinarians, and Director of the Animal Health Division of Folium Biosciences, a vertically-integrated domestic hemp company in Colorado. Dr. Silver is currently the president of the Veterinary Botanical Medical Association and a former member of the Board of Directors of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Silver speaks extensively to professional audiences around the world.
(1) Cannabis sativa L.: Its Impact on Animals This ancient herb has found its resurgence in the past 20 years for medicinal applications. Come learn how this herb affects our pets, and how it can be used safely to address a number of common conditions that afflict our four-legged companions.
(1) Practical Considerations Formulating Herbal remedies for Pets. Animals are not just “little people” when it comes to creating unique herbal remedies. Palatability, flavor, texture, format, type of menstruum for liquids, preferred solid formats, and potential toxicities and interactions all need to be taken into account. Come learn from a product formulator for animal herbals and nutraceuticals how it is done