Pet Releaf Creates Veterinary Development Team
Pet Releaf has partnered with Drs. Colleen E. Smith and Diana D. Drumm to create a veterinary development team.
Pet Releaf, a cannabidiol (CBD) and hemp pet product manufacturer based in Littleton, Colo., has partnered with two veterinarians to create a veterinary development team. Colleen E. Smith, DVM, CVA, CVCP, and Diana D. Drumm, DVM, CVA, CVCP, will be tasked with assisting in product development and research for the company’s products.
Dr. Smith has been practicing integrative medicine since 2005. She has predominantly worked with small animals, but in 2008 started her own equine practice that offered primarily acupuncture and chiropractic treatments for local horse owners.
“Working in multiple small animal practices has given her an opportunity to learn and apply the principals of conventional Western medicine and recognize the necessity of its integration with alternative treatments,” company officials said. “Her current small animal practice in Chattanooga, Tenn., is integrative which encompasses surgery, x-rays and conventional medications to herbal medicine, ozone therapy, stem cell therapy, homeopathy and microbiome transplants.”
Smith is a certified veterinary acupuncturist through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and has a special interest in dietary therapy using principals of traditional Chinese veterinary food therapy. She is also a certified chiro-practitioner in Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation.
In addition, Smith is on the board of ChattaNeuter, a low-cost spay/neuter clinic in Chattanooga and the Peer Review Board for the State of Tennessee.
Dr. Drumm spent her residency in comparative medicine at The Scripps Research Institute in San Diego before entering private practice. Over the past 20 years, she has practiced in a variety of settings, from rural mixed animal practice to fast-paced small animal practice.
“After completing certification training in acupuncture through the international veterinary acupuncture society in 2005, Dr. Drumm recognized the importance of integrating alternative treatments in general practice,” officials said. “She has gone on in her integrative education to become certified in veterinary orthopedic manipulation, Chinese veterinary herbology, ozone therapy, aroma acupuncture techniques, and pursue advanced training in traditional Chinese veterinary medicine, homotoxicology, traditional Chinese food therapy, veterinary osteopathy, and essential oil therapy.”
Drumm currently practices at The Animal Healing Center in San Diego.
Pet Releaf recently achieved status as the first “pet only” CBD company to receive the U.S. Hemp Authority (USHA) Certification. The certification program is the hemp industry’s initiative to promote high standards, best practices, self-regulation, and to give confidence to consumers and law enforcement that hemp products are safe and legal.