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Dr. Casara Andre
I believe that unashamed curiosity will always lead to unexpected and exciting discoveries, but that scientific scrutiny, rigor, and precision must never be neglected.
A veterinarian by education and training, Dr. Andre is dedicated to providing veterinary harm and risk reduction information to the emerging cannabis and psychedelic industries, supporting veterinary professionals with clinically-applicable protocols for animals exposed to psychoactive substances, and investigating therapeutic applications for cannabis and psychedelic medicines in veterinary species.
Dr. Andre's current professional interests focus on the scientific investigation into novel and emerging medicines for trauma-induced emotional disease in animals, particularly canine post traumatic stress disorder (cPTSD). She specializes in the design of clinically-applicable medical protocols that leverage cross-species, shared emotional states and trauma-aware, family-unit focused approaches to medical problem-solving. Learn more about the Medicine of Wonder protocol.
Dr. Andre also serves her community as the director of Cultivate Wellbeing, Veterinary Cannabis, the Colorado School of Animal Massage, and the Front Range Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps; and is the founding president of the Care for the Healer non-profit.
Kelly grew up on the beautiful south shores of Long Island, New York. After earning her BFA in Graphic Design, Kelly dedicated several years to working at universities in an administrative and registrar role and loved getting to know new students and helping them navigate the university systems.
When Kelly was growing up, her mother had a dog walking and pet sitting service, and Kelly would often tag along. One of the most powerful lessons she learned from watching her mother work was how to be more than "just" a dog walker: how to treat each animal as an individual, maintain open and frequent communication with pet parents, and how to make sure the door was locked every time! Kelly decided to follow in her mother's footsteps and find a path that allowed her skills as an animal caretaker to flourish.
Kelly is excited to support our clients, patients, and community members!