In the run up to Christmas please can we thank all veterinary professionals for recommending Animal PoisonLine to their clients. Please can we remind you that the Animal PoisonLine telephone number (01202 509000) is not the same as the Veterinary Poisons Information Service’s number (0207 305 5055).
Animal PoisonLine is run by the Veterinary Poisons Information Service (VPIS) and is the only 24-hour specialised emergency telephone service in the UK dedicated to helping pet owners who are worried their pet may have been exposed to something harmful or poisonous.
It is a triage service, which will let owners know if a trip to their vet is required. Based on the information the owner provides our vets and scientists will be able to tell the owner if they need to attend the vet. The lines are open 24 hours a day.
Vets should continue to use the normal number 0207 3055 055 for their poisoning cases and admin enquiries. If owners call this number they will be directed to the Animal PoisonLine number 01202 509 000.