Mission Statement: The purpose of this Board shall be to advise, assist and advocate alongside CBD Dog Health in pursuit of developing safe and effective cannabis products and educational resources for pet parents across the United States and abroad.
CBD Dog Health's
Board Of Advisors
Vice President of Nutrition and Communication for Green Juju
Billy Hoekman is Vice President of Nutrition and Communication for Green Juju. He is involved in formulation, product development, working with farmers, science education, and sales and marketing. He participates frequently in expert panels and speaks nationally and internationally in venues ranging from universities and conferences to public libraries. He also serves on the board of directors for multiple organizations, attends AAFCO meetings, and has numerous published articles. He is a trusted pet health advocate that specializes in turning hard to understand nutrition concepts into plain English. He lives in Lancaster Pennsylvania with his wife Emily, their daughter Maple, and their dog Huckleberry.
Dr. Andrea Carlson
One day when she was 12 years old, Dr. Andrea Carlson and her father heard loud cries coming from the next door neighbor’s garage. When they investigated, they discovered a small kitten stuck under the door. The instant that Dr. Carlson pulled the kitten free, she felt an overwhelming sensation—right away, she knew that she was destined to become a veterinarian!
Dr. Carlson grew up in Miller Beach, Indiana, where her father instilled a love and respect for animals early on in life. She was only a junior in high school when she started working here at Southlake Animal Hospital as a Veterinary Assistant, and continued serving pets at the clinic throughout her undergraduate and veterinary studies at Purdue University. After graduating in 2002 with her DVM degree, Dr. Carlson began her career as an Associate Veterinarian at Southlake Animal Hospital. In March of 2015, Dr. Carlson became the owner of the clinic.
Dr. Carlson’s professional interests include reproduction, training, rehabilitation, and integrative medicine. She breeds Bernese Mountain dogs under the kennel name Singing Sands, and loves helping other breeders with their programs. She’s trained all her own dogs in conformation, agility, and rally, and is even a Canine Good Citizen evaluator for the American Kennel Club.
Dr. Carlson believes in integrative medicine which combines traditional veterinary medicine with holistic veterinary care that allows her to focus on the whole patient and preventing illness. Nutritional counseling and natural allergy treatments are the primary ways she incorporates holistic medicine into our traditional veterinary practice. She is certified thru the CHI institute in Chinese veterinary food therapy, as a veterinary food therapist she uses the energetic properties of food to provide dietary therapy to patients. Her recommendations include store bought pet foods and home cooked recipes depending on what works best for you and your family. Additionally, Dr. Carlson is certified in Chinese herbal medicine, which can be used to treat chronic medical conditions and is often used to relieve pain, improve and restore proper organ function, and strength the immune system. Additionally, Dr. Carlson has become certified in Veterinary Acupuncture and she is going to school to to become certified in Veterinary Medical Manipulation (chiropractic treatment for animals), she is expecting to be certified in Spring 2020.
One day, Dr. Carlson hopes to build a training and rehabilitation center on the property behind Southlake Animal Hospital. The facility would include underwater treadmills, allowing pets to recover from surgical procedures with targeted and efficient physical therapy.
Currently, Dr. Carlson and her husband live in Valparaiso with her four Bernese Mountain Dogs- Ayla, Rio, River and Pepina; as well as, three cats, Honey Badger, Heathcliff and Toops. All of their cats were rescued. Dr. Carlson has had multiple cockatiels, guinea pigs, rabbits, lizards, fish, and even a rooster!
In her spare time, Dr. Carlson enjoys breeding and showing her Bernese Mountain Dogs, reading historical fiction, traveling, dining out, and practicing photography. She and her husband keep several photo galleries in their home from their trips to state parks in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin. With their new RV Dr. Carlson and her husband hope to find the time to camp and enjoy the state parks. Dr. Carlson journeyed through Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to photograph all the waterfalls that she can find. She hopes to eventually take an extended vacation to Jackson Hole, Wyoming to see the majestic mountains.
Dr. Andrea Carlson
Dr. Josie Beug
Dr Josie Beug is a licensed veterinarian, healer, acupuncturist, Death Dhoula, herbalist, meditator, dog lover, cat worshipper and spiritual seeker. She graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with an emphasis in neurology and cognitive ethology.in 1989. When she discovered the field of holistic veterinary medicine, she knew this is what she wanted to be when she grew up. She earned her DVM from University of Wisconsin in 1998, and was president of the student chapter of AHVMA for 3 years while in vet school. She received her acupuncture certification in 2001 from Chi University and is now teaching other students how to find those mysterious points. She has a thriving housecall practice in Miami going on 20 years. Her side projects are a line of wild-crafted flower and stone essences and an on-line community exploring the 5 Elements of TCVM. She can be found at drjosies5elements.com and mollie-and-me.com.
Dr. Josie Beug
Dr. Paul Rowan
Dr. Paul Rowan, DVM, has been practicing for 53 years – 30 of them in conventional practice and the past 23 years in alternative care. Dr. Rowan trained at the Animal Medical Center in New York City as an intern and surgical resident, followed by Mt. Sinai Medical Center as a Fellow in Cardiothoracic Surgery. He opened the very first facility to treat only feline disease in NYC. In 1999, Dr. Rowan started The Center for Animal Healing, a Virginia Beach Pet Wellness Center, as a compassionate wellness practice focused on chiropractic care, homeopathy, microcurrent therapy & cold laser therapy, whole food nutrition and a non-toxic environment.
Dr. Paul Rowan
Virginia Beach, VA
Dr. PJ Broadfoot
Dr. Paula Jo ( PJ ) Broadfoot graduated from Kansas State in 1981, married her classmate Jeff, and they have 4 children – Brannon, Barrett, Burke, and Brea, and 5 grandchildren. She started her own practice in Van Buren Arkansas in 1982, and developed an interest in complementary medicine, with a very diverse and eclectic collection of therapeutics. PJ served as a veterinary consultant for Heel. Board Member American Society of Bioregulatory Medicine (ASBRM), Registration of Alternative and Integrative Veterinary Education (RAIVE) board member. And has served as an Instructor in the College of Integrative Veterinary Technologies (CIVT) an international online college. She has also lectured internationally for the Vetri-Science Company.
She is a member of the AVMA, the Arkansas VMA, and the AHVMA, and has had articles published in the U.S. and Europe, and was interviewed for The Truth About Pet Cancer 2018 online series with Ty Bollinger. She has co-written books, including “Integrating Complementary Medicine into Veterinary Practice”, and “The Efficacy of Velvet Antler in Veterinary Practice”. Her current focus is on promoting wellness in pets.
Dr. PJ Broadfoot
Van Buren, AK
Dr. Ruth Roberts
Dr. Ruth Roberts has supported thousands of dogs and cats to overcome health hurdles like kidney disease, GI Illness, allergies, cancer. Her natural approach to healing creates a gentle yet effective path for your pet to take on their journey to wellbeing. Dr. Ruth created The Original CrockPet Diet, a balanced home-cooked diet for pets, as the foundation of health. Dr. Ruth will help you to develop a health plan for your pet via e-learning, videos on a range of health topics, and One on One coaching. Dr. Ruth Roberts is Your Pet’s Ally.
Dr. Ruth Roberts
Sioux Falls, SD
Dr. Sarah Urban
Sarah Urban DVM is a 2012 graduate from Oklahoma State University School of Veterinary Medicine. She is a certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP), certified in Mixed Animal Acupuncture (CVA) from the Chi Institute, and dually certified in Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy (cVSMT) aka chiropractic from the Healing Oasis and Health Pioneers programs. She is currently working on a master’s program in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine from the Chi Institute. She also has attended animal postural rehabilitation classes which combine movement, dentistry, farrier work, and chiropractic. She is a member of the College of Animal Chiropractors, Inc. (CoAC). Her special interests include canine and equine sports medicine, nutrition, applied kinesiology, and integrative cancer therapies. Dr. Urban wants all clients to feel enabled and empowered in their decisions that they make for their animal companions. Dr. Urban’s business Enabled Integrative Veterinary Services is an integrative mobile veterinary practice that brings services right to your doorstep. She is currently seeing new patients in York, Adams, Berks, Lancaster, and other surrounding counties. Dr. Urban resides in Gettysburg, Pa with her Coconut Retriever Lassie, her Border Collie Rex and her Quarter Horse Mare Indy.
Dr, Sarah Urban
Dr. Zac Pilossoph
DVM and Cannabis Expert
Dr. Zac Pilossoph, a Long Island, NY born, nationally recognized veterinary medical professional, a top graduate of Tufts University Veterinary School of Medicine with post-graduate focused training in E/CC and Neurology/Neurosurgery at two of the most recognized programs in the country, and a young multidimensional serial entrepreneur, has rapidly and collaboratively helped promote a new wave of global evolution and individual empowerment in more ways than one. In addition to developing and launching several novel platforms in the veterinary and mental health fields, he is now quickly joining some of the most reputable leaders in the cannabis education and innovation space. Dr. Pilossoph is determined to synergize with colleagues, allowing evidence-based information to fuel a rapidly expanding industry.
As one of the world’s most proactive cannabis-focused experts in his respective industry, Dr. Pilossoph provides tremendous value by delivering non-bias, harm reduction education, via both large-scale speaking engagements and individualized consultations, to the global cannabis pet and vet industry. Further, he is a Certified CBD Professional Educator through the CBD Training Academy and has started a nationally influential multi-tiered cannabis brokerage firm titled Excelsior Honour Associates. Lastly, he acts as a consultant for the CBD product space in order to impart as much quality, control, and consistency across the industry as much as possible. Ultimately, through candid education, fierce collaboration, and constructive evolution, Dr. Pilossoph is reversing stigmas and advancing the safe and effective consideration of cannabis into society, for all creatures on Earth.
Dr. Zac Pilossoph
Jae Kennedy and Adrienne Lefebvre
Owners of Two Crazy Cat Ladies™
The Two Crazy Cat Ladies™ are cat advocates, social media influencers, bloggers and content creators. They offer a full line of natural supplements [Feline Essential™] made to help treat and prevent many common health issues in cats. In 2015, motivated by the lack of available resources for natural feline health, Jae & Adrienne dedicated their lives to learning and sharing all they can to help cats live the longest, healthiest and happiest lives possible. They host regular live shows on social media to connect with cat parents and answer questions they have about their kitties as well as sharing tips about cat health and happiness via blogs and videos. Also – worth mentioning – they always have a cocktail in hand. 😊
Jae Kennedy and Adrienne Lefebvre
Las Vegas, NV
Krysta has always made animals the center of her world, starting at a young age with her love for horses, and caring for several animals other than dogs, including birds, guinea pigs, hamsters, and rabbits. She began her pet industry career at a small feed store in her home town, and since then has taken on several roles within the industry including the manufacture and sales of raw pet food, nutritional consulting, and social media marketing. When her pug Bruce Wayne began having medical issues, he inspired Krysta to become a veterinary technician in order to understand more about the veterinary world. Krysta has been a veterinary technician for many years now, and works alongside some of most gifted practitioners in the industry. She has working experience in traditional, holistic, and integrative practices which plays a key part in her knowledge of veterinary medicine and has expanded her knowledge of common (and uncommon) practice within the field. She is absolutely obsessed with learning more everyday in the field of animal health and nutrition. With her combined veterinary and pet industry knowledge, she can effectively help almost anyone she comes across in some way regarding their pets’ health. When she’s not working or researching animal health and nutrition, Krysta enjoys snuggling with Bruce, relaxing with family and friends, dining at new restaurants, and spending time in nature near water.
Rita Hogan is a clinical canine herbalist with over 18 years of experience. She specializes in Holistic Canine Herbalism. She is herbal clinician, educator, speaker, writer, formulator and energy healer. Rita uses a combination of diet, flower essences, herbs and phytoembryonic therapies in her full-time clinical practice based in Olympia, Washington.
Dr. Christina Chambreau
Christina Chambreau, DVM, CVH is an internationally known homeopathic veterinarian, lecturer and author, using homeopathy in her veterinary practice since 1983 (UGA grad in 1980). She is a co-founder of the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy, was on the faculty of the National Center for Homeopathy Summer School for 10 years, associate faculty for the Essex Veterinary Technician College, and was associate editor for the Integrative Veterinary Care Journal. She has written for professional and consumer magazines, appeared on TV, radio and the internet for 40 years. She is on the Council of Elders for the AHVMA (American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association) and volunteers at the Environmental Learning Center in Florida. Christina’s Mission is to empower people to use their superpowers to heal themselves and their animals in ways that heal our planet. Currently she is a part of the faculty at Holistic Actions Academy and has a private phone coaching practice. Both positions empower you to make the best health decisions so your companions can live long, healthy lives. She is author of the Healthy Animal’s Journal (and dog, cat and horse), Fleas Be Gone: A holistic veterinarian’s guide to natural flea control and co-author of the Homeopathic Repertory: A Tutorial.