Congratulations to Our Newest ABVT Diplomates

SafetyCall International is thrilled to announce that Drs. Dominic Tauer and Holly Hommerding are SafetyCall’s newest American Board of Veterinary Toxicology (ABVT) Diplomates! We are honored to be staffed with industry leading experts in veterinary toxicology.

ABVT is an internationally recognized certifying body for veterinarians demonstrating knowledge and expertise in many aspects of toxicology. Established in 1967, the ABVT is one of 22 specialty organizations recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association and was the first professional organization to provide certification in the field of toxicology. The 100+ Diplomates that represent this organization are required to complete extensive training along with the passage of a 4-part examination.

Dr. Tauer and Dr. Hommerding will join 4 other SafetyCall team members on this impressive accomplishment. As active members in the ABVT organization, Drs. Ahna Brutlag and Sherry Ripple (Welch) hold board positions of President and Treasurer. With the dedication and extensive knowledge of our six Diplomates and the rest of our incredible staff, SafetyCall is accomplishing our mission by making the world a safer place.

More About Drs. Dominic Tauer and Holly Hommerding:

Dr. Dominic Tauer, DVM, DABT, DABVT 

Dr. Dominic Tauer joined Pet Poison Helpline (PPH) in 2013. He received his BS in Biology from South Dakota State University and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota. Prior to working with PPH he spent his time working as a general practitioner for the Twin Cities at a small animal clinic and continues to do so in his spare time. In 2018, Dr. Tauer became a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology (ABT). Dr. Tauer currently resides in the south metro area with his cat Starbuck. In his free time he enjoys hiking, traveling and board games with friends.



Dr. Holly Hommerding, DVM, DABT, DABVT 

Dr. Holly Hommerding has been with Pet Poison Helpline since 2014. Originally from central Minnesota, Holly received her BS and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from the University of Minnesota. In 2018, Dr. Hommerding became a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology (ABT). Holly had enjoyed a fulfilling early career working in small animal general practice in the Twin Cities metropolitan area through 2016, but her love for toxicology was impetus to continue Pet Poison Helpline on a full-time basis. She now lives in the Twin Cities metro area with her comical golden retriever Nutmeg (Meg), her strong-willed cat Miriam, and her geriatric cockatiel Frankie.





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