Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Poisoned Patient (1318)
Companion Animal Medicine |  Toxicology
Saturday |  9:00 AM -  9:50 AM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||304AB



VETgirl, LLC

Dr. Justine Lee is the CEO and founder of VETgirl, a subscription-based podcast &amp; webinar service providing RACE-approved, online veterinary continuing education (CE). She currently also practices at the Animal Emergency &amp; Referral Center of Minnesota. Formerly, she was on faculty at University of Minnesota and the Associate Director of an Animal Poison Control Center. Dr. Lee trained at Cornell University, Angell, and University of Pennsylvania. <br><br>Dr. Lee has been published in numerous veterinary journals including JAVMA, JAAHA, JVIM, and JVECC. She has authored several veterinary textbooks and book chapters, along with two humorous pet reference books. Dr. Lee is board-certified in both emergency/critical care and toxicology, and lectures throughout the world. She is passionate about providing clinically relevant CE, and was awarded the Speaker of the Year at NAVC (2011, 2015, 2016). More information can be found at and

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 2


This lecture will review the top 5 mistakes that veterinarians make when it comes to the poisoned patient! Make sure to learn all about the appropriate use of emetic agents, timing of emesis, species differences when using certain emetic agents, and general toxicology tips for the small animal poisoned patient.

Learning Objectives

1. Learn when to induce emesis, and with what species-appropriate emetic agents

2. Learn when to administer activated charcoal, along with the contraindications for it's use

3. Learn when to perform the life-saving procedure of gastric lavage

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