Growing an interest for medical mushrooms


In an interview with dvm360®, Dr Robert Silver takes a trip down memory lane as he reflects on his inspiration for investigating the use of medical mushrooms in veterinary medicine.

During an interview with dvm360®, Robert Silver, DVM, MS, explained how his love for plants and plant-related classes in veterinary school inspired him to delve more into the medical benefits of mushrooms.

View the video below for the entire discussion. The following is a partial transcript.

Robert Silver, DVM, MS: I have always been interested in integrative approaches to supplement the health benefits of conventional medicine for my patients. Even before I was a veterinarian, I was very interested in plants. I learned how to identify edible [veterinary] school, we have a poison plants class and we actually go out and identify the plants. I had the most fun in that class.

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