IVAS Webinar

Updated Guidelines on Cannabis: Legalities, Potential Beneficial Uses, and Toxicity

 Saturday, April 29, 2023
Starting at 12:00 pm (Central Daylight Time)
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Presented by Micki McCabe, DVM, DACVIM, CVA, ACVCHM, FAAVA

Cannabis has garnered tremendous interest for its medicinal qualities over the past several years. Due to its legal status, history, and regulation of products, it continues to be surrounded with a controversy on how to discuss its use with clients and consider safely implementing the herb in treatment for our veterinary patients.

This 2 hour Webinar will help to explain the endocannabinoid system of the body, how phytocannabinoids fit into that. We will also explore cannabis, its history, present-day legal status (at least in the US). Guidelines will be presented on how to evaluate products that are on the market. We will also discuss definitions of hemp vs. marijuana products, legally speaking and how to navigate this very complicated but interesting subject.

The objectives of this 2 hour webinar will provide information on how to:

  • Become more fluent in the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and the effect of phytocannabinoids on the ECS
  • Understand the legal status of various forms of cannabis, and how to navigate this intricate system.


About the Presenter

Micki McCabe, DVM, DACVIM (Internal Medicine), CVA, ACVCHM, FAAVA, is semi-retired from private referral practice in northern California. During 2021-22, she acted as a locum instructor at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine (LSU), seeing patients and teaching students. While at LSU, she helped train Chi University Acupuncture. She has been a teaching assistant at the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS). Dr. McCabe was a co-author in the recently published Cannabis Therapy in Veterinary Medicine, chapter on cannabinoids in gastrointestinal health, and has lectured on the use of cannabis and other topics in veterinary practice.

Read more about Dr. McCabe
Dr. McCabe earned her DVM from University of California at Davis (UCD) in 1991. She then completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at The Animal Medical Center in New York City, New York, and a small animal internal medicine residency at UCD. She became board-certified in Internal Medicine in 1996. Dr. McCabe earned her certification in veterinary acupuncture from the Chi Institute (now Chi University) in 2008. Since then, she has pursued training in all aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She earned an advanced certificate in Veterinary Chinese herbal medicine from IVAS and College of Veterinary Integrative Therapies (CIVT). In 2021, Dr. McCabe became the 28th Fellow of the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture.

She lives in northern California with her husband, 2 dogs, the perfect cat, and 2 horses. She loves to spend time with her husband, adult children and extended family, ride, ski, and travel.


The registration to view the webinar LIVE is now closed.

You may register to watch on demand through May 31, 2023.


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Register now through May 31, 2023 to view on demand until June 29, 2023 


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