About the Author

Dr. Wismer is the senior director of the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center. She received her DVM degree from Purdue University. She worked in both small animal and emergency practice before joining the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center in 1998. Dr. Wismer is a diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology and the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology. She is also an adjunct instructor at the University of Illinois, a visiting professor at St. Matthews University in Grand Cayman, a consultant for VIN (Veterinary Information Network), and a master gardener.

Updated February 2024