In 1992, a Veterinary Poisons Information Service (VPIS) was launched in the UK by the London and Leeds branches of the National Poisons Information Service. Its primary aim is to provide an information source, with 24-hour availability, to veterinary surgeons and animal welfare organisations to aid the management of cases of acute poisoning in animals. The service has started to collect and collate data for the majority of referrals it receives in order to build a database of clinical veterinary toxicology.

THE SERVICE
ENQUIRIES AND DATA COLLECTION
REVIEW OF WORK TO DATE
SUMMARY