A toxicologist, Dr. Wismer is Medical Director of the ASPCA's Animal Poison Control Center. Dr. Wismer is responsible for overseeing medical recommendations made by the veterinary staff. She is also highly involved in lecturing, making media appearances and writing, and she coordinates the APCC's extern program. Dr. Wismer received her DVM from Purdue University in 1994. She joined the APCC in 1998. In July 2003, Dr. Wismer became a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology and the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology. Dr. Wismer has written several peer reviewed toxicology articles and book chapters. She is an adjunct instructor at the University of Illinois, previously a visiting professor at St. Matthews University (Cayman), a consultant for the Veterinary Information Network (VIN, the parent of Veterinary Partner), and a Master Gardener. The phone number for the hotline is 1-888-4-ANI-HELP and the website is http://www.aspca.org/apcc.