VIN Consultants and Editors

Specialty: Toxicology

Associate Editor

Charlotte Means

Board Certification

  • American Board of Toxicology (ABT) Pharmacology/Toxicology, 2009
  • American Board of Veterinary Toxicology (ABVT) Pharmacology/Toxicology, 2007


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University, 1984
  • Bachelor of Science, Oklahoma State University

Current Professional Activities

  • Veterinary Poison Information Specialist (ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center)

Past Professional Activities

  • Private practice
  • Clinical Medical Librarian

Surrogate Children

  • Skoshi the cat — self-proclaimed Queen of the Universe
  • Cara the Dalmation
  • Ripley the Newfoundland


  • My sub-specialty: Laughter therapy
  • Reading
  • Writing when the muse strikes
  • Dog training
  • Walking

Favorite Quote

"Nobody can be un-cheered with a balloon."
— Winnie-the-Pooh

What I Like Most About VIN

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