Introducing Dr. Brutlag - Guest Author for About.com
Dr. Ahna Brutlag is the assistant director of veterinary services at Pet Poison Helpline®. She received her veterinary degree at the University of Minnesota in 2006 and a master’s of science in toxicology in 2011. Dr. Brutlag has worked at Pet Poison Helpline for the past six years and has a long-held fascination with veterinary toxicology, especially small animal clinical toxicology. She has personally managed over 10,000 cases involving potentially poisoned pets. Currently, she is preparing for board certification through the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology (ABVT).
Dr. Brutlag has authored over 10 textbook chapters and multiple scientific articles on the subject of small animal toxicology. She is also an editor for the veterinary textbook Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology (2011).
Additionally, she has lectured at veterinary schools and educational scientific conferences throughout North America in the field of small animal clinical toxicology. The primary focus of her publications and presentations include rodenticide toxicity, toxic plants and common pharmaceutical poisonings.
Dr. Brutlag prefers to spend her free time reading fiction, expanding her culinary palate, and taming her garden. She is also an avid supporter of animal shelters and shares her home with two five-year-old rescued cats, Truman and Aoife. She is deeply committed the prevention of unwanted litters and strongly supports her local spay/neuter organizations.
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About Pet Poison Helpline
Pet Poison Helpline (PPH) is a service available 24 hours, seven days a week for pet owners and veterinary professionals that require assistance treating a potentially poisoned pet. PPH can provide treatment advice for poisoning cases of all species, including dogs, cats, birds, small mammals, large animals and exotic species.
Pet Poison Helpline’s fee of $35 per incident includes follow-up consultation for the duration of the poison case. Pet Poison Helpline is available in the US and Canada by calling 800-213-6680. Additional information can be found online at www.petpoisonhelpline.com.