Colleen Almgren, DVM, PhD, DABT, DABVT

Veterinary Toxicologist

Dr. Colleen Almgren joined Pet Poison Helpline (PPH) and SafetyCall International (SCI) in 2011. She received her BS in Biology (1982) and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (1987) from the University of Illinois. In 2005, she completed both a residency in anatomic pathology and PhD at the Ohio State University. She has many years experience in small, large and laboratory animal medicine and has worked in both private practice and institutional/educational facilities (including Northwestern Memorial Medical Center & the Veterans Administration in Chicago; Pathology Associates Inc.; and the State of Ohio, Department of Agriculture, Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory). Her strong interest in toxicology and mechanisms of disease led her to accept a position at the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center where she was employed as a consulting veterinarian in Clinical Toxicology from 2007-2011. Dr. Almgren has published several peer-reviewed, scientific, veterinary publications. Dr. Almgren is a Diplomate of The American Board of Toxicology (ABT) and the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology (ABVT). She currently resides in Eagan, MN.

 

Presentations/Abstracts

Almgren, CM. Clear Eyes, Dry Nose, No Problem? Wrong! Intoxications due to Eye Drops and Nasal Sprays. CE presentation for practicing veterinarians; Pet Poison Helpline and SafetyCall International. November, 2017

Almgren, CM. Vitamins, Minerals, and Herbal Supplements: The Good, The Bad, and the Very, Very Bad. CE presentation for practicing veterinarians; Pet Poison Helpline and SafetyCall International. September, 2016

Almgren, CM., Welch SL. Vitamins, Supplements and Eye Drops, Oh My: A Tour through the OTC Jungle. SCAVMA 2015

Almgren, CM., Welch SL. Vitamins, Supplements and Eye Drops, Oh My: A Tour through the OTC Jungle. CE presentation for practicing veterinarians; Pet Poison Helpline and SafetyCall International. March, 2012

Almgren, CM. Inadvertent IV Administration of GoLYTELY in a Cat. University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy & Clinical Toxicology and SafetyCall International/Pet Poison Helpline, Morbidity and Mortality Quarterly Meeting, Presentation October, 2011

Almgren, CM., Hayes JR., Grimes SD., Zhang Y.,  Mycoplasma bovis in wild and captive white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in Ohio: The other M. bovis in deer. American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians. October 2006.

Almgren CM, Olson LE, Brooks CL.  Hypoxia Increases Heat Shock Protein 90 (HSP90) Expression in Vascular Smooth Muscle.  Poster presentation; The Ohio State University Advances in Veterinary Medicine Scientific Session. May, 1998

Almgren CM, Brooks CL, Olson LE.  Hypoxia Increases Heat Shock Protein 90 Expression in Vascular Smooth Muscle.  Poster presentation; Experimental Biology Meeting San Francisco, CA April 18-22, 1998

Almgren CM, Olson LE, Brooks CL.  Elucidation of a Novel Biochemical Pathway Controlling Vascular Smooth Muscle Responsiveness in Shock-Induced Hypoxia. Abstract presentation; The Ohio State University Advances in Veterinary Medicine Scientific Session. May, 1997

Almgren CM, Bunte R.  Abdominal Masses in a Rhesus Macaque.  Case presentation; The 132nd Annual Meeting of the American Veterinary Medical Association Laboratory Animal Medicine Session.  July, 1995

Publications

Almgren CM, Lee JA. Serotonin Syndrome. Consultant on Call/Toxicology, Clinician’s Brief 2013; 11(10):11-16.

DePalatis L, Almgren CM, Patmastan J, et al. Structure and function of a new class of human prolactin antagonists. Protein Expr Purif. 2009;66(2):121-30.

Almgren CM, McClure DE. Granulomatous pneumonia in the opossum (Didelphis virginiana) associated with an intracellular fungal agent. Comp Med. 2000;50(3):323-8.

Almgren CM, Olson LE. Moderate hypoxia increases heat shock protein 90 expression in excised rat aorta. J Vasc Res 1999;36(5):363-71.

Book Chapters

Almgren CM. Diquat and Paraquat in Blackwell’s Five Minute Veterinary Consult – Small Animal Toxicology. Wiley-Blackwell, Ames IA.  (2016), 552-559

Almgren, CM. Herbal Toxicities Appendix in Blackwell’s Five Minute Veterinary Consult – Canine and Feline, 6th ed.  Wiley-Blackwell, Ames IA.  (2016), 1433-1434

Almgren, CM.  Anticoagulant Rodenticides. In: Murphy, L ed. Large Animal Toxicology. Wiley-Blackwell, Ames IA. (pending)

Almgren CM. Welch SL. Toxin Exposures in Small Animals. In: Bonagura JD, Twedt DC, eds. Kirk’s Current Veterinary Therapy XV. 15th ed. St. Louis, MO: Saunders Elsevier, 2014

Almgren CM. Welch SL. Toxin Exposures in Small Animals; Kirk’s Current Veterinary Therapy XV. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier; 2012