Session: CBD and Pain Management
Stephen originally started college to become a registered human nurse but did not enjoy working with humans as patients. Instead Stephen became an RVT and then obtained certification as a Surgical Research Anesthetist through the Academy of Surgical Research followed by the designation of a Registered Laboratory Animal Technician through the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science soon after. Most recently he became one of the first Veterinary Cannabis Counselors in the country while continuing to educate veterinary professionals on safe and effective use of cannabis in the clinical setting and one of a handful of Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioners in the country. Stephen is the Executive Director for the Academy of Laboratory Animal Veterinary Technicians and Nurses, holding a Veterinary Technicians/Nurse Specialist certification in Laboratory Animal Medicine (LAM). He was most recently employed at ElleVet Sciences as the Director of Education and Development but is now at Stanford University.
He occupies his remaining time writing book chapters and is an award-winning international lecturer. He enjoys teaching and serves on advisory boards for local Vet Tech colleges, is on the Aratana Technician Council of Pain Experts, a key opinion leader for multiple pharmaceutical/device companies, COO for the Veterinary Anesthesia Nerds and Veterinary Cannabis Academy Facebook and webpages. He was also a column coordinator for one of Nature’s journals and is the primary editor for a textbook on cannabis therapy being published by Springer Nature.