Real Mushrooms (Dr Rob Silver & Joni Kamlet)



Real Mushrooms aim to deliver the best possible medicinal mushroom extracts in their purest form to help humans and animals live better, healthier lives. We were joined by two of their team, Dr Rob Silver & Joni Kamlet.

Dr. Rob Silver DVM, MS

Dr. Robert Silver graduated in 1982 from Colorado State’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He established one of the first integrative vet clinics in the USA in Boulder, CO in 1993. Since then, Dr. Silver has become
a nationally recognized expert in veterinary herbal and nutraceutical medicines, medicinal mushrooms,
veterinary CBD and cannabis therapeutics. He has adjunct faculty positions at Lincoln Memorial University, College of Veterinary Medicine, and Chi University, a College of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine.

Rob has published a peer-reviewed paper on the Endocannabinoid System of Animals, and three
chapters in the textbook: Cannabis Therapy in Veterinary Medicine. He co-authored the chapter Cannabis in Veterinary Medicine: Cannabinoid Therapies for Animals in the Springer Nature publication, Nutraceuticals in Veterinary Medicine. His first book, Medical Marijuana and Your Pet was published in 2014. Dr. Silver brings to the Real Mushrooms Science Team 40 years of practical clinical experience treating small and large animals with diet, acupuncture, nutraceuticals, botanicals and medicinal mushrooms.

Joni Kamlet RVT, CCRA

Joni Kamlet is a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) and a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistant (CCRA) through The Canine Rehabilitation Institute. She also has her certification in Applied Clinical Nutrition (for humans) through Life Chiropractic College. Joni is passionate about integrative medicine for
both animals and humans. Joni worked at integrative veterinary practices in Northern CA from 2002-2005. She then utilized her CCRA credentials at The Canine Rehabilitation Center in Walnut Creek, CA from

For the past decade, Joni has worked in the supplement industry, teaching veterinarians & pet parents about holistic options. Her experience encompasses nutrition, canine rehabilitation, western herbal medicine, functional medicine, laser therapy, energy medicine and her favorite modality, therapeutic mushrooms! She is always learning and loves building community through education.

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