Innovating to Help Pets Live Better Lives
Meet the ElleVet Team!
Chairman, CEO & Cofounder
Former senior executive at IDEXX Laboratories: President of OPTI Medical Systems; VP and GM of Water Division; VP and GM of South Asia/Middle East/Africa Region. Former CEO of European tech companies, including Cantion and Chempaq. Mr. Kjaer holds a Master of Business from Copenhagen Business School.
CCO & Cofounder
Amanda Howland is ElleVet’s co-founder. Amanda was instrumental in development of ElleVet’s proprietary product line. She has over 20 years experience in public health research and marketing, and has a BA from Colby College and an MPH from UNE.
Dr. Joseph Wakshlag, DVM
PhD, DACVN, DACVSMR Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Joseph Wakshlag is Professor of Nutrition and Sports Medicine at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Wakshlag conducted the first ever clinical trial on dogs using ElleVet CBD and continues to lead the way in hemp research.
Former Vice President of Global Supply Chain at IDEXX Laboratories. Prior experience as a management consultant at AT Kearney and PricewaterhouseCoppers. Mr. Beressi holds a Master Degree in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University and Master of Business from The University of Chicago.
Stacey Evans, JD
VP General Counsel
Former federal attorney, legislative counsel, ethics official, and member of the United States Department of Agriculture Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Animal Health. Ms. Evans chaired the Animal Law Committee of the American Bar Association. Ms. Evans holds a JD from Tulane Law School.
Prior to joining ElleVet, Ms. Israelson served as a finance and investment professional in Venture Capital and Private Equity, where she worked with numerous high growth startups. Ms. Israelson is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Maine. She earned her Master of Business and BS in Accounting from Husson University.
VP, Business Development
Dave is ElleVet’s VP of Business Development, leveraging analytics and strategic insight to fuel the next wave of growth. Prior to joining ElleVet, Dave spent nearly a decade in consulting, most recently as an Associate Partner with McKinsey & Company, where he helped some of the country’s largest companies capture their growth potential. Dave is originally from Toronto, Canada and earned his Bachelor of Commerce degree at McGill University.
“Ellevet Mobility Chews are the best CBD product on the market. They work and my dog loves them!”
– Kate Lord & Penny
Leilani Alvarez, DVM
DACVSMR, CVA, CCRT, CVCHM
Dr. Alvarez is the Director of Integrative and Rehabilitative Medicine at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. She is a board-certified diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and certified in veterinary acupuncture, canine rehabilitation, and advanced Chinese herbal medicine. She is the 2017 recipient of the prestigious John Sherman Award for Excellence in Veterinary Rehabilitation.
Guillermo Couto, DVM
DACVIM (Internal Medicine and Onco)
Guillermo Couto, DVM, dipl. ACVIM graduated from Buenos Aires University, Argentina in 1976. After working in a private practice for 5 years, he completed a Clinical Oncology Residency at the University of California-Davis. He is co-author of the textbook Small Animal Internal Medicine with Richard W. Nelson, and has over 350 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in areas of oncology, hematology, and Greyhound medicine.
Kristen Messenger, DVM
PhD, DACVAA, DACVCP
Kristen Messenger is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology at North Carolina State University. She is board-certified in both anesthesia and clinical pharmacology and currently works with each of these specialty services at NCSU. Dr. Messenger’s research interests are in the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of analgesic and anesthetic drugs, with a special focus on NSAIDS and opioids in companion animals.
Michael Petty, DVM
CVPP, CVMA, CAAPM
Dr. Petty is the owner of Arbor Pointe Veterinary Hospital and the Animal Pain Center. Dr. Petty is the past president of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management. He has published articles in veterinary journals and serves as an advisor to several pharmaceutical companies on topics of pain management. He has been the Investigator/ Veterinarian in over 12 FDA pilot and pivotal studies for pain management products.
Andrew Rosenberg, DVM
Dr. Rosenberg completed his 3-year dermatology residency with Animal Dermatology Clinic in 2013 and achieved Diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Dermatology in the same year. He received the American College of Veterinary Dermatology Research Award for his work in cyclosporine associated gingival overgrowth. He is the practice owner of multiple clinics in New Jersey and New York.
Dr. Joseph Wakshlag, DVM
PhD, DACVN, DACVSMR. Chair of the Advisory Board
Dr. Joseph Wakshlag is Professor of Nutrition and Sports Medicine at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Wakshlag conducted the first-ever clinical trial on dogs using ElleVet CBD and continues to lead the way in hemp research in new areas of study.
Wayne Schwark, DVM
MS, PhD Pharmacology
Dr. Schwark initiated his Doctor of Philosophy studies at University of Ottawa Medical School and received his PhD in Pharmacology in 1970. Working as an Assistant Professorship at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, he progressed through the academic ranks and became full Professor of Pharmacology in 1987. After 41 years of teaching, Dr. Schwark retired and is currently an Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology in the Department of Molecular Medicine at Cornell.
BVetMed CertVA (WVA&CPM) MRCVS Adv Practitioner in Vet Anesthesia
Dave Tittle qualified from the RVC, London in 2000 and has spent most of his veterinary career in private practice in coastal North Devon. In 2010, he passed the RCVS Certificate examinations in Veterinary Anesthesia and was subsequently awarded RCVS Advanced Practitioner Status in 2015. He attained his GPCert(WVA&CPM) from the ESVPS in 2018. Dr. Tittle runs referral chronic pain clinics utilizing a variety of techniques in addition to his anesthesia and analgesia commitments.
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