Nibbling on plants, good tasting chemicals, toxic foods - they say that animals know what is, and is not, safe to ingest. But ask any pet owner who has dealt with an animal who ate what they should not and they will likely disagree with that theory. Besides ingested poisons, there are times when the insult is dermal, or ocular.
Poisonings are an emergency and time is of the essence in many cases. It is vital for veterinary practice teams to be well trained in poisoning protocols, from the receptionist to the veterinarian. As with other types of emergencies, the medical team must be prepared to quickly evaluate the situation and begin treatment.
Advanced Concepts in Companion Animal Toxicology is a 6-week course that will help veterinarians and credentialed veterinary technicians deepen their understanding of toxicology principles. With a strong grounding in the topic, they can build effective poisoning protocols to help ensure the best possible outcome for every poisoning case.