College of Veterinary Medicine

Research in IPN

Patricia Talcott, D.V.M., Ph.D.


Patricia Talcott, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Toxicology
Associate Professor
College of Veterinary Medicine
Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab (WADDL)

Director of Admissions
E-Mail: ptalcott@vetmed.wsu.edu
Office: Bustad 227
Phone: (509) 335-0807

My current position involves teaching in the veterinary curriculum and providing diagnostic toxicology service to Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory and the University of Idaho's Analytical Sciences Laboratory.

The veterinary toxicology service currently receives over 1300 cases per year, totaling more than 4100 tests. These cases come from all over the Northwest and include submissions involving all animal species.

Honors and Achievements

Recipient: Carl J. Norden Distinguished Teacher Award, WSU College of Veterinary Medicine, 2006.


The Veterinary Toxicology service currently receives for 1400 cases per year, totaling more than 550 tests.

Recent Invited presentations include:

“Toxic Noxious Plants – Control Them Before They Kill!”, Managing Noxious Weeds Seminar, Spokane, WA, 2006.

“More Plants to Know and Worry About, or Not! The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”, Weed District #3, Annual Meeting, George, WA, January 26, 2006.

“More Plants to Know and Worry About, or Not!”, Current Topics in Farm and Forest Health, University of Idaho, Cooperative Extension System, Orofino, ID, December 8, 2005.

“Plants and Pesticides – Can We Have One Without the Other”, Washington Consultants Committee Annual Conference, Yakima, WA, November 9, 2005.

“Chromium Poisoning in a Group of Dairy Cows”, American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, 48th Annual Conference, Hershey, PA, November 3-6, 2005.

“Toxicological Exposure Incidents – Importance of Response Priorities”, (2 hr), Pesticide Regulatory Education Program: Comprehensive Combination Course, UC Davis Extension and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Davis, CA, June 15, 2005.

"Mushrooms: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly", and "Home Bound, In Town, and Running Around: Common and Uncommon Poisonings in Small Animals", (4 hr), Western Veterinary Conference 2005, Las Vegas, NV, February 20-24, 2005.

"Toxic Plants in Hay and Pastures", (1.5 hr), Noxious Weed Control Board of Grant County, The Eighth Annual Noxious Weed Conference, Moses Lake, WA, January 5, 2005.

Refereed Journal Publications

 Stauber E and Talcott PA. 2006. Suspected zinc poisoning in an iguana. Exotic DVM, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp. 13-14. Books: Co-editor, Small Animal Toxicology, Elsevier-Saunders – Second Edition (Ed. Peterson ME and Talcott PA), 2006. Book chapters: Talcott PA. 2006. "Cicuta spp. (water hemlock)". In 5 Minute Veterinary Consult: Ruminant, Ed. S.R.R. Haskell, Blackwell Publishing, in press.

Talcott PA. 2006. "Conium spp. (poison hemlock)". In 5 Minute Veterinary Consult: Ruminant, Ed. S.R.R. Haskell, Blackwell Publishing, in press.

Talcott PA. 2006. "Pteridium aquilinum (bracken fern)". In 5 Minute Veterinary Consult: Ruminant, Ed. S.R.R. Haskell, Blackwell Publishing, in press.

Talcott PA. 2006. "Pyrrolizidine alkaloids". In 5 Minute Veterinary Consult: Ruminant, Ed. S.R.R. Haskell, Blackwell Publishing, in press.

Talcott PA. 2006. "Nitrate and nitrite toxicosis". In 5 Minute Veterinary Consult: Ruminant, Ed. S.R.R. Haskell, Blackwell Publishing, in press.

Talcott PA. 2006. "Lead toxicosis". In 5 Minute Veterinary Consult: Ruminant, Ed. S.R.R. Haskell, Blackwell Publishing, in press.

Galey FD and Talcott PA. 2006. “Effective use of a diagnostic laboratory”. In Small Animal Toxicology, Second Edition, Ed. M.E. Peterson and P.A. Talcott, Saunders/Elsevier, pp. 154-164.

Murphy MF and Talcott PA. 2006. “Anticoagulant rodenticides”. In Small Animal Toxicology, Second Edition, Ed. M.E. Peterson and P.A. Talcott, Saunders/Elsevier, pp. 563-577.

Talcott PA. 2006. “Copper”. In Small Animal Toxicology, Second Edition, Ed. M.E. Peterson and P.A. Talcott, Saunders/Elsevier, pp. 668-673.

Talcott PA. 2006. “Nonsteroidal antiinflammatories”. In Small Animal Toxicology, Second Edition, Ed. M.E. Peterson and P.A. Talcott, Saunders/Elsevier, pp. 902-933.

Hooser SB and Talcott PA. 2006. “Cyanobacteria”. In Small Animal Toxicology, Second Edition, Ed. M.E. Peterson and P.A. Talcott, Saunders/Elsevier, pp. 685-689.

Hooser SB and Talcott PA. 2006. “Mycotoxins”. In Small Animal Toxicology, Second Edition, Ed. M.E. Peterson and P.A. Talcott, Saunders/Elsevier, pp. 888-897.

Talcott PA. 2006. “Strychnine”. In Small Animal Toxicology, Second Edition, Ed. M.E. Peterson and P.A. Talcott, Saunders/Elsevier, pp. 1076-1082.

Talcott PA. 2006. “Zinc”. In Small Animal Toxicology, Second Edition, Ed. M.E. Peterson and P.A. Talcott, Saunders/Elsevier, pp. 1094-1100.

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