Star Tribune Awards Pet Poison Helpline® Top Workplaces Award for 2012!

SafetyCall International/Pet Poison Helpline® has been named one of the Top 100 Workplaces in Minnesota for the third consecutive year. The Star Tribune announced the 2012 Top 100 Workplaces award winners in a special section published on Sunday, June 17, 2012.

The Star Tribune’s Top 100 Workplaces recognizes the most progressive companies in Minnesota based on employee opinions about company leadership, communications, career opportunities, workplace environment, managerial skills, pay and benefits. Produced by the same team that compiles Star Tribune’s Top 100 report of best performing Minnesota public companies, the Top 100 Workplaces was based on responses from nearly 71,200 employees at 1,360 Minnesota public, private and nonprofit organizations. The special section can be found at

“Our employees are the foundation of our success and this award is a reflection of their commitment and professionalism,” said Leo Sioris, CEO of SafetyCall and Pet Poison Helpline®. “We are thrilled to receive this honor for the third year running, which acknowledges our commitment to continuously improving our employees’ work environment and experience.”

SafetyCall/Pet Poison Helpline® is located in Bloomington, Minn. and is the first and only triple licensed health care practice in the U.S., licensed by the Boards of Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine, and Human Medicine.  The practice operates a 24/7 adverse event management call center and has handled more than 2 million cases.

“The companies in the Star Tribune Top 100 Workplaces deserve high praise for creating the very best work environments in the state of Minnesota,” said Michael J. Klingensmith, publisher at the Star Tribune. “My congratulations to each of these exceptional companies.”

SafetyCall is the recognized leader in adverse event management and post-market surveillance services for multiple industries including Animal Health, consumer products, nutritional/dietary supplements, institutional products, Ag-Chem, industrial chemical and pharmaceutical products. Staffed by health care and toxicology experts, the company’s call center provides 24/7 emergency access, assessment, treatment assistance and comprehensive documentation for product exposures. SafetyCall also provides expert consultation for product safety, adverse event management, regulatory affairs and clinical toxicology.

Pet Poison Helpline®, a division of SafetyCall International, is an animal poison control center based out of Minneapolis available 24 hours, seven days a week for pet owners and veterinary professionals that require assistance treating a potentially poisoned pet.  The staff provides treatment advice for poisoning cases of all species, including dogs, cats, birds, small mammals, large animals and exotic species. As the most cost-effective option for animal poison control care, Pet Poison Helpline®’s per incident includes follow-up consultation for the duration of the poison case. Pet Poison Helpline® is available in North America by calling 800-213-6680.

The founders of SafetyCall also co-founded the Minnesota Poison Control System in 1981, and 11 senior staff members hold academic appointments at the University of Minnesota. The company actively fosters academic and scholarly activities, including sponsoring two residency programs at the university’s College of Pharmacy and College of Veterinary Medicine. In addition to lecturing nationally and internationally, staff members have written hundreds of scholarly publications, as well as book chapters in top medical, veterinary and pharmacy journals.