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The doctors at Palmer Veterinary Clinic are on call each day for our existing clients. In the event of an after hours emergency, simply dial our normal business phone number. Our answering service will quickly page our large or small animal veterinarian who is on call. The doctor will return your call and advise you how to handle your emergency.


Their mission is to keep animals healthy and safe. There are significant costs to providing a hotline, but The Animal Control Hotline receives no funding from state or governmental agencies. They will work with you and your veterinarian until the case is resolved.

The Animal Control Hotline charges pet owners $35.00 per incident. Please be prepared to give them a credit card number if you call them with a poison crisis, or if we need to call them on your behalf.

The Animal Poison Control Hotline can manage exposures from:

  • Animal and Human medications

  • Plants

  • Pesticides and Herbicides

  • Household Cleaners and chemicals

  • Paints, varnishes

  • Snake bites, bee stings, and other venomous bites

  • Foods and household decorations

Poison Control Hotline is directed by Lynn Hova RPh, DVM, MS,DAVCIM. Dr. Hova has over 15 years of poison center experience. She is a nationally recognized speaker and author on veterinary toxicology. She is also supported by Frederick W. Ochme BS, DVM, MS, PHD. Dr. Ochme is a professor of Toxicology Medicine and Physiology, at Kansas State University


The ASPCA Poison Control Hotline offers pet owners another source for poison and toxicity help. Similar charges are required for their services, also.

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