When fifteen-year-old Trina Hazzah got a part-time job cleaning animal cages, she had no idea she would become a veterinary oncologist, much less co-found the Veterinary Cannabis Society. Two advanced degrees, a journey through Chinese Herbal Medicine, and a nonprofit later, she now has a waiting list of new patients. Dr. Hazzah will do anything to support her patients’ quality of life, quantity of life, or both. Whether it’s fighting for the right to prescribe cannabis, pursuing genetic profiling of tumors, or wearing her standard chemotherapy or radiation oncologist’s hat, she is right there and ready to give her patients the best possible treatment outcomes.
Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:
The Veterinary Cannabis Society https://veterinarycannabissociety.org/
Dr. Hazzah’s paper, “Cannabis in Veterinary Medicine: A Critical Review,” is due to be published December 2020. Here’s a link to The Journal of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association. https://www.ahvma.org/ahvma-journal/
The Chi Institute, where she got her certification in Veterinary Chinese Herbalism https://chiu.edu/
Other Societies to which Dr. Hazzah belongs: https://www.cannabisclinicians.org/ https://www.cavcm.com/ http://vetcancersociety.org/ https://www.acvim.org/ https://www.ahvma.org/ California Veterinary Medical Association
Her website https://drtrinahazzah.com/
The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger.
About Today’s Guest, Dr. Trina Hazzah
Trina Hazzah was born and raised in Washington DC. She attended Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine where she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. She completed her small animal internship at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in New Jersey and a 3-year residency in medical oncology at the Veterinary Oncology and Hematology Center, in Connecticut. She has also completed the requirements to be a Certified Veterinary Chinese Herbalist from the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Hazzah’s area of interest is Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and offers a novel approach to veterinary cancer therapy by combining conventional Western therapies with complementary Eastern therapies to provide a whole patient treatment approach. She feels that quality of life is an essential priority in the treatment of every cancer patient.
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