This page highlights useful resources for veterinary professionals found on our website. If you have any suggestions on further information you would like to see here then please email us at email@example.com.
Since October 2008 veterinary professionals have been unable to obtain adder antivenom from Movianto. Movianto was recently purchased by the Department of Health and has designated European adder antivenom for human use only. Please click here for further information of how to now obtain adder antivenom.
The VPIS and the RSPCA have collaboratively produced information and advice warning of substances poisonous to specific groups of animals. Although this information is aimed at owners, veterinarians and veterinary nurses may also find the information useful. Please click here for further information.
BSAVA/VPIS Triage Tool
The triage tool provides BSAVA members with online poisons information for plants, chemicals, drugs and food items to aid with the triage of potentially poisoned pets. Please click here for further information.
This page provides some basic information and statistics on the most common poisons enquiries we have received. Please click here for further information.
The VPIS Poisons Checklist has been designed to help you collect case information over the phone from owners. This can be printed out and kept by your telephone to be filled in when taking a case history. Please click here for further information.
The VPIS has worked alongside the BVA-AWF, FAB and the Dogs Trust to produce literature useful to both veterinary practices and pet owners. This page includes leaflets such as the Pets and poisons leaflet (BSA-AWF), Common household poisons and cats (FAB) and the Dogs Trust list of poisonous plants, garden and household substances. Please click here for further information.
After requests for information on common seasonal enquiries we have produced newsletters that so far cover Christmas and Spring poisons. Articles in these newsletters cover topics such as chocolate poisoning, common substances of low toxicity, poisonous plants and adder bites. Please click here for further information.
This page provides a list of some substances that are frequently eaten by pets and described as being of low toxicity. If any of these items are eaten acutely then they are likely to cause only minor clinical effects, i.e. drooling, vomiting and/or diarrhoea. Please click here for further information.
The VPIS has teamed up with Vets Now to bring you the potentially life saving ToxBox service. This new service gives veterinary practices 24 hours access to drugs and products used in the emergency treatment of poisoning that they are most likely to need, but least likely to stock. Please click here for further information.
Due to the cease in production of Konakion (10mg orally administered vitamin K1 tablets), no orally administered vitamin K1 tablets are currently produced in the UK. Some vets may find that their stocks are dwindling and this page provides information on alternative sources. Please click here for further information on how to obtain vitamin K1.