Our Staff and Advisory Board - Cannabis for Pets | Canna Companion

MEET OUR TEAM

Veterinarian-Owned

Canna Companion is a veterinarian-developed supplement company focused on providing the highest quality and efficacious cannabis for pets. Our formulations are derived from years of multidisciplinary research and informal clinical trials. Our team of veterinary professionals are recognized as leaders in the field for our work in product development and education. Learn more about who we are.

Management

Sarah Brandon, DVM
Chief Executive Officer

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.