Hippie Hounds is owned and operated by Andrea Harris. She has always had a deep love for dogs and spent her earlier years working as a dog trainer. Andrea attended the Veterinary Technology program at Arkansas State University Beebe before launching her career in general practice. Her experience took her to several general practices, shelter medicine, critical care, and emergency. The highlight of Andrea's career so far took place in the summer of 2018. She traveled to Northwest University in Mahfikeng, South Africa to teach animal technician students. In her time there she lectured on client communication, performed vaccine outreach in local villages, and teamed up with the local SPCA to teach students how to train canines and change animal behavior through bridging the gap between human and animal communication. 

Andrea launched Hippie Hounds LLC in December of 2019. She completed the Veterinary Cannabis Counselor course from Veterinary Cannabis Education and Consulting in Denver, Colorado in 2020. This program took an in depth look at product testing, laws, dosing, blood work, current research, and more. With a strong grasp on the legal landscape, Andrea's treats began to adorn the shelves of Veterinary clinics, cannabis dispensaries, CBD stores, grooming salons, and pet boutiques. 

Hippie Hounds is also drafting a bill to protect Veterinarians that discuss and recommend cannabis as a means of treatment for their patients. Tentatively called, "Veterinary Cannabis Compassion Act" will give Veterinarians the tools they need to effectively treat their patients, without fear of jeopardizing their license. This bill will also ensure the board sets guidelines for Veterinarians recommending cannabis within an established Veterinary-Client-Patient-Relationship. Our goal is to further research and knowledge throughout the healthcare system regarding medicinal cannabis. For more information, or to get involved, contact Andrea@hippiehoundstreats.com

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