Joseph Wakshlag, DVM, Ph.D.




Cornell University Veterinary College

Roundtable discussion:

CBD craze: Update on usage, legality, research in pet food — CBD products are everywhere on the pet scene, but is this substance legal to use in pet food or treats? Is it safe for pets? How much can the CBD pet product market grow? Join experts in these areas to find out if this is just a passing fad or a major category in the making.

Presentation description:

New research on CBD: Safety and efficacy for pets — Joseph Wakshlag, DVM, Ph.D., DACVN, DACVSMR, chief medical officer of Ellevet, provides the most recent pharmacokinetic data available for CBD and other cannabinoids, including safety data recently performed by his and other companies, showing the relative safety of CBD products. Other data will include the recent evaluation of 29 over the counter products suggesting a need for consumer protection in this “wild west” of CBD marketing.


Wakshlag is currently a professor at the Cornell University Veterinary College with over 15 years of research experience in canine obesity, cancer cell biology, sporting dogs and pain management. He is the chief of service for the Cornell Hospital for Animals Nutrition department and works clinically as a sports medicine and rehabilitation practitioner in the hospital. His most recent research endeavors have been in the field of cannabinoids in veterinary medicine, focusing on dogs and cats. His interest and collaborative efforts with Ellevet Sciences has led him to a chief medical position with Ellevet, with six ongoing clinical trials in a range of diseases that might be conducive to hemp-derived cannabinoid treatment.