About Us

The Animal Poisons Centre provides 24/7, rapid, up-to-date, and evidence-based poisoning management phone advice to veterinarians. The service is staffed by Specialists in Poisons Information and specialist Veterinarians.

The Animal Poisons Centre aims to:

Provide a rapid and accurate poisoning advice service to veterinarians in Australia and New Zealand

Provide a toxicovigilance role by identifying poisoning trends and reporting these trends to relevant professional bodies

Participate in animal toxicology research

Reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with animal poisoning

Provide continued education to veterinary professionals

The Animal Poisons Centre provides a 24-hour service for member clinics that require support with managing poisoned patients. The service can be reached on 1300 869 738 (from Australia) or 0800 869 738 (from New Zealand). Out of standard operational hours, your call will be diverted to our on-call Poisons Specialist.