Quickly recognizing, diagnosing, and treating toxic exposures in dogs and cats is an essential part of clinic operations, but what can be done when a toxin is unknown? In this presentation we’ll discuss which questions to ask pet owners in a possible unknown toxin exposure. We’ll also cover the available diagnostics for identifying potential toxins, decontamination of a poisoned patient, and treatment options.
Identify patients with unknown toxic exposures
Understand which diagnostic tests may help identify common toxin exposures
Learn best practices when treating patients poisoned by unknown toxins
Veterinarians and veterinary technicians.
The live webinar and post-webinar online course are RACE-approved and good for one hour of free CE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Courses meet the requirements of RACE hours of continuing education credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians in jurisdictions that recognize AAVSB’s RACE approval.
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DVM, DABT, Consulting Veterinarian in Clinical Toxicology, APCC
Dr. Kirsten Waratuke received her undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of Illinois. She later earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, also from the University of Illinois. After working at a small animal practice and emergency clinic she joined the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center as a Consulting Veterinarian in Clinical Toxicology. In addition to answering calls on the APCC hotline, Dr. Waratuke also authors several blog posts for ToxInsider, a monthly e-newsletter for veterinarians and veterinary staff. In 2016, she become a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology.