'My Neighbor Poisoned My Dog' Syndrome: When TV and Reality Collide! (1445)
Companion Animal Medicine |  Toxicology
Saturday |  4:00 PM -  4:50 PM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||301BC



Patricia Talcott MS, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ABVT
Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Talcott is currently a professor of toxicology in the Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience at Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her DVM from Washington State University, a MS and PhD from the University of Idaho and the University of Idaho/Washington State University combined program in pharmacology and toxicology. She received her Diplomate status in the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology (ABVT) in 1992. Dr. Talcott has served as the veterinary diagnostic toxicologist and toxicology section head for the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory and the Analytical Sciences Laboratory since 1990. She teaches clinical and diagnostic toxicology to the second year students as course director of a 3-credit toxicology course, and to fourth year students rotating in the Diagnostic Rotation. Dr. Talcott is co-editor of Small Animal Toxicology, Third Edition and speaks at many local, regional and national meetings. She has received many teaching awards, including a four time recipient of the Norden/Zoetis Distinguished Veterinary Teacher award. She has served as Secretary/Treasurer, Vice-President, and President of the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology. Dr. Talcott also serves as the Director of Admissions at WSU College of Veterinary Medicine.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 3


How many of us have heard this from clients? Particularly when their beloved pet becomes acutely ill or is found dead with no premonitory signs. This session will provide suggestions and approaches on how to tackle these cases through thorough history taking and other investigative and diagnostic techniques, some that can be done by the clinician and some that can be done in the laboratory. Cases will be used to provide how this can work in the real world.

Learning Objectives

1. Not all patients that are acutely ill or that are found dead have been poisoned

2. Thorough and comprehensive diagnostic tools must be considered in order to successfully work up may toxicology cases

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