VIN Consultants and Editors

Specialty: Toxicology

Associate Editor

Sharon Gwaltney-Brant

Sharon Gwaltney-Brant

Board Certification

  • American Board of Toxicology (ABT) Pharmacology/Toxicology, 2001
  • American Board of Veterinary Toxicology (ABVT) Pharmacology/Toxicology, 2001


  • Residency in Anatomic Pathology
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, 1985
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Kansas State University, 1993
  • Bachelor of Science, North Carolina State University, 1981

Current Professional Activities

  • Full time Vets@VIN
  • Adjunct faculty, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois
  • Adjunct faculty, College of Medicine, University of Florida

Past Professional Activities

  • Vice President & Medical Director, ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center
  • Post-Doctorate: National Animal Disease Center, Ames, IA
  • Private veterinary practice: Small animal, relief, & emergency practice, 3 years, NC

Marital Status

  • Married.
  • Introduced to hubby Tom when my Doberman fell in love with Tom's Newfoundland in obedience class.

Surrogate Children

  • Banter, Newfoundland


  • Dog training—agility, obedience, Newfoundland water and Draft work
  • Active in our local and national Newf clubs' events and rescue operations
  • Reading
  • Drawing
  • Gardening

What I Like Most About VIN

The wide variety of experience and knowledge that everyone brings into the community.

Are you a specialist who loves helping (and learning from) colleagues?

Join the proud team of VIN Consultants and Associate Editors!
Call Paul D. Pion, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology) at 530-757-6881 or email .