Green Nile

Green Nile was established in 2019 with the goal of helping guide pet owners on how to utilize medical cannabis for pets in the safest and most effective way possible. As cannabis has become legal in many states, many pet owners are looking to find ways of incorporating cannabis into their pet’s medical protocols either as an adjunct to pharmaceuticals or in lieu of conventional modalities.

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Green Nile was established in 2019 with the goal of helping guide pet owners on how to utilize medical cannabis for pets in the safest and most effective way possible. As cannabis has become legal in many states, many pet owners are looking to find ways of incorporating cannabis into their pet’s medical protocols either as an adjunct to pharmaceuticals or in lieu of conventional modalities. A 2020 publication concluded that human patients and dog owners reported similar motivations for using cannabis products to treat chronic pain, with the more popular reasons being that cannabis products are natural, are preferred over conventional medication, and are believed to be a good treatment option for pain.

With our years of experience, including hundreds of patients treated with cannabis, we are dedicated to providing a supportive, educational cannabis consultation that will arm pet parents with the tools they need to make an informed decision for their beloved pet.

We are truly honored to be part of your pets medical team.

Dr. Trina Hazzah

DVM, DACVIM (Oncology), CVCH

Trina Hazzah was born and raised in Washington DC. She attended Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine where she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. She completed her small animal internship at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in New Jersey and a 3-year residency in medical oncology at the Veterinary Oncology and Hematology Center in Connecticut. She has also completed the requirements to be a Certified Veterinary Chinese Herbalist from the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Hazzah developed an interest in cannabis medicine during her quest for finding effective integrative approaches for veterinary cancer patients. She has spent almost a decade reading through available literature and attending multiple cannabis conferences and symposiums, while also learning from cannabis physicians. She has since given numerous lectures to veterinarians educating them on the topic of cannabis medicine, published a peer-reviewed Cannabis in Veterinary Medicine journal article, co-authored multiple cannabis-related textbooks, and formulated several cannabis products. She is also the president and co-founder of the Veterinary Cannabis Society, which is the first US-based non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization building awareness of cannabis as medicine for pets. After almost 15 years of practicing medical oncology, she switched her focus to cannabis medicine full time and started this cannabis consulting service, Green Nile.

Education

2017 - Chi Institute

Certified Veterinary Chinese herbalist (CVCH)

2007-2010 - Veterinary Oncology and Hematology Center, Norwalk CT

Medical Oncology Residency

2006-2007 - Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Tinton Falls, NJ

Internship

2002 - 2006 - Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine

Magna Cum Laude

1998 - 2002 - University of Maryland Baltimore County

Bachelor Of Science Degree in Biology; Cum Laude

Achievements

Board/Advisory Positions

President and Co-Founder of Veterinary Cannabis Society (current)

Jaguar Health’s Canine Cancer: Take C.H.A.R.G.E. Scientific Advisory Board (current)

Los Angeles Zoo Medical Advisory Board (current)

Research Advisor for Just Food For Dogs (current)

American College Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) General Exam committee (2016-2019)

Canopy Animal Health Growth Organization; Cannabis Thought Leader Summit – Smith Falls, Ontario (2019)

Publications

Peer reviewer for Cannabidiol (CBD) monograph for Plumb’s Veterinary Drugs Handbook (2022)

Hazzah T., Andre C., Richter G., McGrath S. Cannabis in Veterinary Medicine: A Critical Review. JAHVMA. 2020, Dec (61): 17-41.

Richter G., Hazzah T. Chapter 38: Cannabis sativa: An Overview. In: Ramesh C. Gupta, Rajiv Lall, and Ajay Srivastava, Editors of Nutraceuticals: Efficacy, Safety and Toxicity, 2nd ed. London, United Kingdom. Academic Press/Elsevier.

de Lorimier L., Hazzah T., Amazonas E., Cital S. Chapter 10 In: Cital, Hughston, Kramer and Gaynor, Editors of Cannabis Therapy in Veterinary Medicine - A Complete Guide, 1st ed. 2021. Cham, Switzerland. Springer.

Hazzah T. Chapter 147 and 148: Tumors of the Male Reproductive System and Gynecologic Cancers. In: David Bruyette, Editor of Clinical Small Animal Internal Medicine, 1st ed. 2020. Hoboken, NJ, USA. London, Wiley/Blackwell.

Selected by AVMA to edit their August 2020 AVMA new comprehensive resource titled Cannabis in Veterinary Medicine

Peer-reviewed reviewer for the Journal of American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (2019)

Hazzah T, Kass P, Brodsky E, Elpiner A, Silver M, Buote N, Post G. Evaluation of Mitoxantrone with Piroxicam as
First Line Therapy for Carcinomas of the Prostate in Dogs. Vol. 11, Intern J Appl Res Vet Med. No. 1, 2013

Elpiner AK, Brodsky EM, Hazzah TN, Post GS. Single-agent gemcitabine chemotherapy in dogs with
hepatocellular carcinomas. Vet Comp Oncol. 2011 Dec;9(4):260-8

Invited Lectures

Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine Symposium: “A Tour of the Cannabis Plant: What’s Inside”,
“Perspectives from a Veterinary Oncologist on the Use of Cannabis in the Cancer Patient”(2022)

Society of Cannabis Clinicians International Veterinary Cannabis Alliance Webinar: “Dosing & Administration”,
Panelist (2021)

International Congress of Medicinal Cannabis in Veterinary Medicine (VETCANN): Master
Room, Panelist (2021)

AMVC LATAM oncology lecture through Asociación Med. Vet. Cannabinoide Latinoamericana:
“Is Medical Cannabis a New Tool for Veterinary Oncology?” (2021)

Veterinary Cancer Society’s Oncology Connections: “Is Cannabis a New Tool for Veterinary Oncology?” (2021)

Southwest Veterinary Symposium: 5 1-hour Cannabis lectures: “A Tour of the Cannabis Plant- What’s Inside”,
“The Endocannabinoid System (ECS)- The Bodies Local Thermostat”, “Implementing Cannabis- A Clinical Algorithm”, Perspectives from a Veterinary Oncologist on the Use of Cannabis in the Cancer Patient (2021)

Montgomery County, Texas VMA 2-part lecture: An Overview of Cannabis in Veterinary Medicine and “Clinical
Application of Cannabis: Therapeutic Implementation Dosing Rational and Toxicity Information (2021)

VIN Topics in Feline Medicine: Medical Cannabis (2021)

American Veterinary Medical Association Cannabis Symposium (part of the Annual Convention): “Perspectives
from a Veterinary Oncologist on potential clinical needs for cannabis-derived products” (2020)

American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association Conference: 5 1-hour Cannabis lectures: “What Exactly is the
ECS?”, “The Cannabis Plant”, “Clinical Applications of Cannabis”, “Cannabis and Cancer”, “Integrating Cannabis
into the Cancer Treatment Protocol” (2020)

International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management’s Virtual Symposium: "An Overview of the
ECS, The Cannabis Plant, And the Role of Cannabinoids in Pain Management" (2020)

ASEC Virtual Symposium: “An Overview of Cannabinoid Therapy in Veterinary Medicine” for both the Veterinary
and the Technician tracks (2020)

Oregon State University “Incorporating Cannabis into Practice: A Clinical Algorithm” (2020)

California Veterinary Medical Association 2 CE courses: “Introduction to Cannabinoid Medicine and What
Veterinarians Need to Know” (2020)

Veterinary Information Network 3-week (6-hour) CE Course: “Cannabis in Veterinary Medicine” (2019 and 2020)

Veterinary Cannabis Education and Consulting Webinar Symposium. Host and Speaker:
“Getting Started with Cannabis: A Clinical Algorithm” and “Cannabis in Oncology: Definitive and Palliative Intent”
(2019)

Veterinary Cancer Society Annual Conference Technician Workshop: “Integration of Cannabis into Cancer
Therapy: A New Tool for Better Outcomes” (2019)

Seaside Veterinary Forum “Cannabis in Veterinary Medicine: Integrating Cannabis into Veterinary Practice” (2019)

American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association Conference: Member of the round table discussion on
cannabinoid medicine (2019)

The Four Corners Veterinary Symposium “Introduction to Cannabinoid Medicine: What Veterinarians need to
know” (2019)

The VCA medical director's specialty meeting, “Cannabis in Veterinary Medicine: The ECS, the Cannabis Plant,
and Updated Research” (2019)

Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine. Oncology lecture series as part of the 2nd and 3rd-year
veterinary curriculum (2016-2018)

Memberships/Professional Associations

Veterinary Cannabis Society
Society of Cannabis Clinicians
Canadian Association of Veterinary Cannabinoid Medicine
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association Conference

Community

Veterinary Cannabis Society 501(c)(3) non-profit organization-President and Co-founder

Dr. Lindsey Wendt

DVM, CVA, CVFT, CCRT

Dr. Lindsey Wendt was born and raised in Southern California. After graduating with honors from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012 she completed an intensive small animal rotating internship at VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital.

Dr. Wendt spent many years working general practice and emergency in the greater Los Angeles area which allowed her to practice medicine in various communities. Her own beloved dog Nala developed a chronic gastrointestinal disease that led to her exploration of alternative modalities and holistic therapies to better manage her condition, and to calibrate her focus on healing rather than just managing her symptoms from a conventional medicine approach. Working in the non-profit sector for several years allowed Dr. Wendt to witness the response to the incorporation of many of these integrative approaches into the general care of this special population of animals, and inspired her to create a mobile integrative medicine practice to service the pet population of the Los Angeles area.

Dr. Wendt started to explore the use of cannabis in veterinary medicine specifically as an alternative to treat Nala’s arthritis since she had concern for the negative contribution that conventional arthritis management had on her compromised health condition. She became increasingly intrigued by the diverse application that cannabis medicine has in our pets, and began to explore how she could bring this under-recognized sector of medicine to her beloved patients. Dr. Wendt has gained certifications in Acupuncture and Chinese Food Therapy through the Chi University in Florida, and is pending certification as a Canine Rehabilitation Therapist through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute.

Her current practice, Crystal Lotus Veterinary Care, has a strong focus on the incorporation of medicinal herbs, adaptogens, mushrooms, cannabis and other nutritional supplementation as she has found it to be a necessary and often overlooked component of health management of our fur companions. She believes that high quality supplements are not only important for the treatment and management of illness, but also maintaining general health and disease prevention.

Education

2021-2022 - Canine Rehabilitation Institute

Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT)- certification pending

2021-2022 - Chi Institute

Certified Veterinary Food Therapist (CVFT)

2020-2021 - Chi Institute

Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA)

2012-2013 - VCA West Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Internship (awarded Intern of the Year)

2008 – 2012 - University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

Phi Zeta Member (graduated with Honors)

2004-2008 - University of California Davis

Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science/Avian Science

Achievements

Board/Advisory Positions

CVO (Chief Veterinary Officer) of Furry Tag Inc

Memberships/Professional Associations:

American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association
Veterinary Botanical Medical Association
World Association of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Cannabis Society
Member of The Wildest Collective
American Veterinary Medical Association

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