Veterinary Poisons Information Service
The Veterinary Poisons Information Service (VPIS) is a 24-hour telephone emergency service providing the information on the management of actual and suspected poisoning in animals. They provide direct support to veterinary professionals and pet owners.
Each case is based upon the specific situation and is directly handled by one of their trained veterinary information scientists. VPIS can deal with the effects of thousands of toxic substances in small animals, livestock, exotics, or wildlife, such as human drugs, household products, plants, agrochemicals and venomous animals.
For each enquiry VPIS covers the risk assessment for that toxin and species, the anticipated clinical effects and the ideal treatment protocol with prognostic advice, in order to ensure that the veterinary professional is in the best position to provide optimum treatment.
The VPIS advice is based upon its case database of over 200,000 past cases and extensive resources obtained through research of published data. They constantly refine their advice to offer current best practice and ensure their veterinary information scientists are qualified and fully trained to handle enquiries.
VPIS provides CPD training for vets, vet nurses, as well as online CPD training.
They collaborate with many other veterinary associations, animal welfare groups, and veterinary industry partners; to provide research insight, leaflets and other publications on poisoning themes in order to increase awareness of potential poisons.
Practice use of the VPIS service requires a subscription please contact the VPIS for further detail. This service is open 24 hours.
Please note the VPIS public helpline is open from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm only.
For further information please contact:-
Veterinary Poisons Information Service
2nd Floor, Apex Yard
29-35 Long Lane
London
SE1 4PL
VPIS Poisons Information number: +44(0) 2073 055 055 and select option 1
Administration Number: 02073 055 055 and select option 2
Fax: 0203 538 6639