Tox Box

The 24 hour veterinary poisons antidote service

We have teamed up with the Veterinary Poisons Information Service to bring you the potentially lifesaving Tox Box service.  This new 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 selected Vets Now clinics across the UK. We supply treatments at cost, plus a small handling fee.

To use the service initially contact the VPIS on 0207 3055 055 who can advise you on the toxin and treatment required. If we stock the appropriate antidote they will advise you to contact your closest Vets Now clinic 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.

Tox Box Two Column

Current treatments which maybe available include:

Drug or treatment

Description

Activated charcoal

1 L slurry

Apomorphine (Apometic®)

2 mL vial (10 mg/mL)

European adder antivenom

5 mL vial 

Fresh frozen plasma

 

Methocarbamol (Robaxin®)

750 mg tablets

Acetylcysteine

10 mL vial (200 mg/mL)

Vitamin K1 (Laboratoire TVM) 

1 mL injectable and 50 mg tablets

Intralipid 20%

100 mL and 500 mL bag