Sarah graduated from Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002 and is a co-founder/owner and operator of Canna Companion, based in Washington. For 12 years, Sarah practiced feline-only medicine and is the co-creator of the company’s Canna Companion product line. In addition to being one of the world leaders in the investigation of Cannabis Science and its potential to compliment traditional veterinary medicine, Sarah possesses a strong business acumen, razor sharp presentation skills and significant media savvy. That combined with her natural ability as a tier one administrator and her outside the box approach to holistic and traditional veterinary medicine have proven to be and will continue to be invaluable assets in guiding, directing and expanding the Canna Companion product line to the forefront of this emerging sector.
Greg Copas, DVM
Chief Scientific Officer
Greg also graduated from Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002 and is also a co-founder/owner and operator of Canna Companion. Greg practiced in veterinary emergency medicine and surgery and is also the co-creator of the company’s Canna Companion product line. As part of the neurodiverse community who has Asperger’s Syndrome and one who struggles with inductive reasoning, his obvious highly focused passion in the field of research, development, and clinical study is where Dr. Copas excels. In fact, the genesis of the current formulations began with Greg’s personal investigation into the therapeutic applications of cannabis two decades ago; the migration to the application for animals followed soon after. His fastidious attention to detail and tireless work ethic represents the foundation of the company’s R&D division. He is currently exploring a wide range of additional product possibilities for pet parents and professionals. Dr. Copas recently served as the primary author for the pharmacology chapter in the first veterinary cannabis textbook, Cannabis Therapy in Veterinary Medicine.
Lisa M. Anderson, LVT
General Manager/Production & Consultations
During and post her academic studies in veterinary science from 1993 to 1996 at Saddleback Valley Community College, in Mission Viejo, California, Lisa held the positions of Technician Assistant and Veterinary Technician at the Animal and Bird Clinic of Mission Viejo, the Animal Urgent Care Clinic, Mission Viejo and the Potomac Valley Veterinary Hospital, Fairfax, Virginia. In 1999 she accepted the position of Veterinary Nurse at Banfield, the Pet Hospital in Issaquah, Washington and over the next ten years held the position of Veterinary Technician at four prominent Washington based veterinary clinics/hospitals that included Puget Sound Animal Hospital for Surgery; Animal Emergency Service East; Seattle Veterinary Associates at Green Lake Animal Hospital and Cats Exclusive Veterinary Center & Feline Hyperthyroid Treatment Center where she worked with Canna Companion founder Dr. Sarah Brandon. A long-time proponent of cannabis as a human and animal therapeutic, since 2007 Lisa has been and continues to be an integral part of the pioneering Canna Companion team initially involving herself by assisting in the application, testing and R&D of the formulations created by Drs. Brandon and Copas. Since joining the team full time in March of 2015, Lisa manages the front lines of customer service and administration.
Elliot Milbocker, LVT, VCC
Customer Service & Consultations
Elliot graduated in September 2013 from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology with an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Veterinary Technology, located in Denver, Colorado. After graduation he returned to his native Michigan and passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) and Michigan’s Veterinary Technician State Boards, obtaining his licensure as a veterinary technician (LVT). Elliot’s passion initially was emergency medicine and he worked at an emergency/specialty hospital in Grand Rapids, MI. That passion quickly spread to veterinary internal medicine and oncology where his primary interests lay today. In September 2015 his veterinary technician career brought him back out west to the state of Utah. In Utah, he furthered his career working at two different emergency/specialty hospitals as their lead internal medicine veterinary technician. He was able to work directly with boarded internal medicine specialists on complicated, difficult to manage, and often complex internal medicine cases. As Elliot’s willingness to further his professional education, he developed an interest in cannabis which soon became his next passion due to his own pets’ needs. This inspired him to seek further understanding of the endocannabinoid system and how cannabis supports neurologic health and all other body systems. Elliot obtained certification as a veterinary cannabis counselor (VCC) in June 2020 and graciously accepted a position with Canna Companion in Jan 2021. When Elliot is outside of work he enjoys skiing and hiking with his dog, Ziva, a Siberian Husky.
Dr. Brewer‘s academic accomplishments began in 2000 after graduating from Virginia Tech University with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Animal and Poultry Science. Dr. Brewer then attended and graduated from the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts, WI after achieving her designation of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. From 2004 to 2005 she concluded a fourth year of Clinical Study at Cornell University’s School of Veterinary Medicine in Ithaca New York. Post completion of her clinical study, Dr. Brewer has focused her professional career in the field of Equine Science and Medicine gaining particular expertise in diagnostic imaging; nuclear scintigraphy; digital radiology; musculoskeletal ultrasound; shock wave therapy; intra-articular medications; IRAP therapy and mesotherapy and surgery. Since 2007 to 2014 Dr. Brewer was an Associate Veterinarian at Shelter Outreach Services and Early Winter Equine Medicine and Surgery, later joining Bush Advanced Veterinary Imaging in 2014 where she is now focused on the implementation of anesthetic protocols, performing CT and MRI studies, maintenance and recovery of patients undergoing advanced imaging procedures.
David M. Brewer
BS, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from East Carolina University in Greenville North Carolina in 1999, Dr. Brewer went on to attend North Carolina State University where he graduated with a degree in Veterinary Medicine in 2005. He received his clinical training at Cornell University in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Neurology and Neurosurgery and was awarded the ACVIM Certificate of Neurosurgery in 2014. His professional experience has included Emergency/Critical Care Clinician at the Animal Emergency and Referral Hospital in Leesburg VA and since 2010 has been the Associate Neurologist/Neurosurgeon and Residency Advisor at Bush Veterinary Neurological Service also in Leesburg, VA.
In addition to receiving the Companion Animal Faculty Clinical Proficiency Award in 2005 and the Overall Scientific and Presentation Excellence Award from Cornell University, Dr. Brewer has numerous present and past professional society affiliations and memberships. They include being a Member of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine; the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Veterinary Information Network. He has held several executive positions including President of the NSCU-CVM Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association and is the co-founder of the NSCU-CVM Student Society for Veterinary Medical Ethics. Dr. Brewer has also published numerous articles and abstracts and has authored several contributions to books on Veterinary Medicine; He is a sought after keynote speaker, lecturer and presenter at numerous seminars and syposiums relating to his particular field of expertise.