Meet the Team – Bailey's CBD
Bailey's CBD Oil For Pets | Meet The Team | Dr. Robert Silver Veterinarian DVM, MS, CVA Dr Truc Nguyen, MD | Jay O'Keefe | Aaron Argueta

Meet the Team

  • Jay O'Keefe

    Jay O'Keefe

    Founder & CEO

    For five years, Jay worked at a medical cannabis dispensary in North San Diego. The shop cultivated their own high CBD plants (ACDC) and created CBD tinctures and Rick Simpson Oil for their terminally ill patrons. During that time, Jay was educated on how cannabidiol interacts with the body. Eventually, he opened a delivery service and for three years supplied medicinal cannabis products for folks with cancer and other chronic or debilitating conditions.

    One day he decided to formulate a CBD tincture for pets, and began to provide those formulations through his delivery business. This garnered a different clientele — these customers weren’t cannabis users, they just really loved their pets. Jay got overwhelming feedback, and many would report back in tears of joy due to the impact CBD had on the quality of their pets lives.

    Jay began to fine-tune the product with meticulous effort. Animal’s endocannabinoid system is different than humans and ensuring that there is very little to no THC in his products was vital. People take on cannabinoids in a way that is unique to humans, but animals cannot psychologically process the effects of delta-9 THC. The next thing was achieving full-spectrum oil because cannabinoids work more succinctly when terpenes are involved. Once everything was in place, Jay was ready to launch. In October 2017, Bailey’s CBD was incorporated with the adorable face of Jay’s pug Bailey as the logo.

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  • Dr Robert Silver

    Dr Robert Silver

    Veterinarian

    Dr. Robert Silver DVM, MS, CVA achieved his lifetime goal of becoming a veterinarian when he graduated from Colorado State University’s (CSU) College of Veterinary Medicine in 1982. In the 90s, after creating Boulder’s Natural Animal, a Holistic Wellness Center, Dr. Silver established effective protocols for a number of serious, potentially life-threatening chronic diseases in dogs and cats, such as cancer, allergies, chronic pain, inflammatory bowel disease, Canine epilepsy, and behavior problems. Dr. Silver's has also designed nutritional and herbal formulas for RxVitamins for Pets and worked directly with pets who have been given cannabis and hemp by their owners to address a number of difficult conditions such as epilepsy, pain, cancer and behavior problems. Although retired from day-to-day practice, Dr. Silver still consults on difficult cases referred from veterinarians, and continues to work as Chief Medical Officer for RxVitamins for Pets.

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  • Dr Truc Nguyen, MD

    Dr Truc Nguyen, MD

    Consulting Physician

    Dr. Truc is a medical provider who will help you identify and heal the root cause of ill health. For patients who want more say in their health. Conscious Medicine is a Functional Medicine practice, where Western and Eastern Medicine come together to restore health in your body and mind. I was at a crossroads early in my medical practice. My first patient had cancer and I had to break the news to her. To make matters worse, I did not have answers to questions she asked me, such as what foods to eat and what diets to consider. I was flooded with memories of my own experience as a patient. I had to undergo one major surgery that led to lots of additional questions and complications and eventually to another surgery. Doctors told me that I would never have children. Lo and behold, I had a beautiful baby boy. This miracle was followed by a long bout of severe depression. I felt like I had nowhere to turn. But I knew there had to be a way out. Too often, we treat symptoms and leave underlying causes unaddressed. So, in 2015, I began to look at how and why illness occurs and how to restore health by addressing the root causes of disease. If you have ever tried to see your medical provider about an issue you want to learn more about or want their help with, you know that the insurance-controlled model that governs how medical practices operate is frustrating. The insurance-based medical system makes it impossible for your doctor to invest more than 15 minutes of their time with you. How can you possibly get their help in creating a plan for your health? The current system is set up so that you don’t get the doctor you want, you don’t get to see them when you want, and you don’t get the care you want. After I began my research in 2015, I decided to start Conscious Medicine to remove these barriers and leave behind a medical model that leaves both patient and doctor unsatisfied. More than that, I opened Conscious Medicine to heal patients by addressing the root cause/s of the disruption in their health. You are a dynamic living system that functions best when balanced. I am committed to working with and empowering you to manage that balance between your health and well-being. I will spend the time necessary with you to get to the root causes of the health issues blocking you from your own vitality. My innovative and integrative assessments are designed to help you access and witness the barriers in your health. Together, we will come up with a plan to restore healthy functionality to your bodily, mental, and emotional sub-systems. We will focus on healing at the cellular level by altering the environment within your physical body and the environment you come into contact with every day.

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  • Aaron Argueta

    Aaron Argueta

    Managing Partner

    Aaron was educated at Golden West College. Coming from a touring musician background, he developed into a seasoned Tax Preparer and bookkeeper, working three years with a Liberty Tax franchisee. Along the way, he has also branched out into trading Forex, as well as developing affiliate marketing campaigns. Because of his love for animals, he joined the Bailey's team in December 2017.

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  • Wendy Galeana

    Wendy Galeana

    Veterinarian Technician / Public Relations - Events

    Wendy found an interest working with animals very shortly after graduating high school in 2006. She began working as a kennel attendant but quickly realized that she wanted to move up and become a veterinary technician. She attended Professional Veterinary Assistant School in Garden Grove California. With hard work and a few internships she learned what it takes to be a strong, knowledgeable vet tech. She loved working general practice, but her passion was emergency and surgery. Wendy had the privilege of working at Southern California Veterinary Specialty Hospital where she was able to really perfect her skills as a tech. She had the privilege of working side by side some of the best veterinarians in the country and able to assist in almost all specialty departments including neurology, cardiology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, internal medicine, oncology and holistic medicine. But still, her absolute favorite was emergency. To her, there was nothing more rewarding than assisting a veterinarian with an emergency surgery at 3 in the morning, recovering her patient and watching them go home as if nothing had ever happened. Nothing was more rewarding than performing CPR on a pet and bringing them back to life. Heartbreak and tears came along with working in ER but the good always outweighed the bad. A few months before Wendy was ready to take her California rvt test, she developed an autoimmune disease that would eventually prevent her from continuing her career as a technician. Fortunately, she found a new home at Arbor Animal Hospital where she is now a Veterinary pharmacy technician. Wendy is still currently managing her autoimmune disease-coincidentally, she found that cannabis has helped alleviate her chronic pain caused by her condition as well as keeping secondary issues under control. She has been a cannabis advocate for humans and pets ever since. Wendy met Jay at a cannabis education gathering. Safe and affordable hemp products are scarce for animals but there were various things about Bailey's CBD that caught her attention. She didn't hesitate to reach out to Jay and offer to help with his company. Even though Wendy's original goals to help pets didn't work out, Jay has given her an opportunity to help our four-legged family members in a new way.

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  • Bailey

    Bailey

    The Face

    It's tough being the Boss .. Bailey is the brains behind the whole thing. Quality control is his favorite part of the job. If you are lucky you will meet him at many of his special appearances.

 

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