We have teamed up with the Veterinary Poisons Information Service to bring you the potentially lifesaving Tox Box service.
This service gives veterinary practices 24 hour access to drugs used in the emergency treatment of poisoning that they are most likely to need, but least likely to stock. Specific drugs and products used to treat poisoning are kept in stock at our referral centres and selected Vets Now clinics and host practices across the UK. These treatments are supplied at cost, plus a small handling fee.
To use the service initially contact the VPIS on 020 7188 0200 who can advise you on the toxin and treatment you require. If we stock the appropriate antidote they will advise you to contact your closest Vets Now clinic, Referral Centre or our support office to arrange collection.
The service is available 24 hours a day to all veterinary practices – you don’t need to be one of our member practices to use the service.
Current treatments which may be available include:
- Activated Charcoal
- European viper venom antiserum (Zagreb®)
- Fresh frozen plasma
- Methocarbamol (Robaxin®)
- Acetylcysteine (Parvolex®)
- Vitamin K1 (Konakion®)