MSPCA Angell Poison Control Hotline
24 hours a day … veterinary help is just a phone call away!
Please note there is a consultation fee of $65. This fee is charged by the Animal Poison Control hotline. Angell Animal Medical Center receives no money for these calls.
To help pet caretakers deal with these emergencies, board-certified veterinary toxicologists are available through a 24/7 poison hotline.
The hotline is available to anyone - pet owners and veterinarians - regardless of where the pet normally receives care. To pinpoint the problem, the Animal Poison Control's veterinary professionals will sort through your pet's symptoms and exposure to substances, then advise you what to do. They will help you perform first aid or other treatment, tell you if you need to go to an animal hospital, consult with your veterinarian when you get there, and follow-up with you about your pet's health.
The team at the other end of the line consists of more than 25 veterinarians - six board-certified animal toxicologists, 20 veterinarians and other professionals specially trained to manage poisonings in animals. They are on standby 24 hours a day, not just during the holidays, but 365 days a year. Please note there is a consultation fee of $65.
When the call involves a product covered by the Animal Product Safety Service, the product manufacturer will absorb the cost of the call; thus there is no cost to the caller. Most APSS clients route animal calls directly to the Center. Feel free to call and inquire if a product is covered by an APSS client.
Fees and services are subject to change. See the MSPCA Poison Control Web Page for the latest information.