Sharon Gwaltney-Brant

Vice President and Medical Director, ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center
Adjunct Instructor, Department of Veterinary Biosciences


Sharon Gwaltney-Brant

DVM, North Carolina State University; PhD, Kansas State University; Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Toxicology; Diplomate, American Board of Toxicology

Professional Interests:

Application of clinical toxicology in an animal poison control center environment. Use of data obtained on accidental exposures of animals to toxic agents to generate information to educate veterinarians and animal owners on the potential risks of various agents.

Selected Publications:

Gwaltney-Brant SM.  Patterns of non-accidental injury: Poisoning.  In: Veterinary Forensics: Making the Case for Animal Cruelty.  Merck MD (ed).  Blackwell Publishing, 2007.

Gwaltney-Brant SM.  Food Hazards, Household Hazards.  In:  The Merck Veterinary Manual, 9th ed., Kahn CM (ed), Merck & Co., 2005

Gwaltney-Brant SM, Murphy LA, Wismer TA, Albretsen JC. General toxicologic hazards and risks for search-and-rescue dogs responding to urban disasters.  Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 222(3): 292-295, 2003.

Gwaltney-Brant SM, Rumbeiha WK.  Newer antidotal therapies.  Veterinary Clinics of North America Small Animal Practice 32(2):1-17, 2002.

Gwaltney-Brant SM.  Toxicity of heavy metals.  In Handbook of Toxicologic Pathology, vol 1, 2nd ed, Haschek-Hock, et. al (eds)  Academic Press, pp 701-725, 2001.

Gwaltney-Brant SM, Albretsen JC, Khan SA.  5-Hydroxytryptophan toxicosis in dogs:  21 cases (1989-1999).  Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 216(12):1937-1940, 2000.