Dr. Ahna Brutlag is the assistant director of veterinary services at Pet Poison Helpline®. She received her veterinary degree at the University of Minnesota in 2006 and a master’s of science in toxicology in 2011. Dr. Brutlag has worked at Pet Poison Helpline for the past six years and has a long-held fascination with veterinary toxicology, especially small animal clinical toxicology. She has personally managed over 10,000 cases involving potentially poisoned pets. Currently, she is preparing for board certification through the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology (ABVT).
Dr. Brutlag has authored over 10 textbook chapters and multiple scientific articles on the subject of small animal toxicology. She is also an editor for the veterinary textbook Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology (2011).
Additionally, she has lectured at veterinary schools and educational scientific conferences throughout North America in the field of small animal clinical toxicology. The primary focus of her publications and presentations include rodenticide toxicity, toxic plants and common pharmaceutical poisonings.
Dr. Brutlag prefers to spend her free time reading fiction, expanding her culinary palate, and taming her garden. She is also an avid supporter of animal shelters and shares her home with two five-year-old rescued cats, Truman and Aoife. She is deeply committed the prevention of unwanted litters and strongly supports her local spay/neuter organizations.
Dr. Ahna Brutlag will be on the Pet Radio Show March 23rd, 2013